Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

See our Member News section below to access information on the latest courses and events from Skills for Life Network Member Organisations. These include a PTLLS course which is FREE to people facing redundancy and living in the Greater Manchester area.

We welcome the following new Members - click on the name to view the full profile in our Training Directory:

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers


Join Skills for Life Network

Join Skills for Life Network
Skills for Life Network Organisational Membership offers a range of benefits, including:- a year round, full webpage listing in our Training and Development Directory; a FREE course advertising feature on our website and e-news update (11,000+ subscribers); online specialist support for your provision; use of the Skills for Life Network Member logo in your literature and on your website, and information on new tenders and business opportunities

Member News

Training and events in May, June and July

Training and events in May, June and July
Information on forthcoming Open Evenings, taster sessions, PTLLS, CELTA, DTLLS teacher training programmes and Numeracy events


Assessor/Tutor in Health and Social Care

Assessor/Tutor in Health and Social Care
ID Training, Newcastle upon Tyne

Skills for Life Tutor

Skills for Life Tutor
Groundwork West Midlands


Adult and Community Learning - invitation to tender
Information on a tender for the delivery of a range of programmes for adult learners, including employability skills, ESOL and Skills for Life


20m management training fund for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
The SME Leadership and Management development grant will support around 13,000 small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises that demonstrate a potential for growth

Accrediting your in-house training
This useful guide from Business Link tells you about different ways of getting your own training accredited and how to choose between them

Adult and Community Learning Fund 2011
Organisations from across England can bid for their share of 2.25 million from the Adult and Community Learning Fund for new and imaginative adult and community learning opportunities that engage and motivate, in particular, disadvantaged adults

Adult Learners' Week 2011
Get involved in the 20th Adult Learners' Week 14 - 20 May 2011, and encourage adults to learn something new

ALP calls for privatisation of Jobcentre Plus
The Association of Learning Providers, which represents almost three quarters of the organisations awarded contracts to deliver the coalition government's Work Programme, has now called for the nation's jobcentres to be privatised

Functional Skills - effective practice
NIACE are collecting evidence of effective methods used to deliver Functional Skills to those learners the furthest from formal education provision

Further Education boosts economy by 75 billion
Further Education participants generate an additional 75bn for the economy over their lifetimes, with Apprenticeships generating around 40 for each pound of Government investment, new research shows

Ofsted Report on Numeracy Skills
Tackling the challenge of poor numeracy skills why some teaching and learning adds up while other provision falls short

Update on Careers Guidance Services
The Government has set out its expectations of local authorities and schools in respect of careers guidance, and has clarified the positioning of the all-age careers service in this context

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