Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

Some key news items in this edition of the update include:

- the publication of the BIS English for Speakers of Other Languages equality impact assessment, and plans for the development of new forms of support for those who need informal, community-based English language learning opportunities

- latest information from the Skills Funding Agency on funding for Apprenticeships and Adult Skills in 2011/2012, including details of funding for Skills for Life and functional skills, plus a document on Learner Eligibility and Contribution Rules 2011/2012.

We welcome the following new Members - click on the name to view the listing for that organisation:

CfBT - The Development Centre

Ufi learndirect

ACER

National Association of Licensed Paralegals

The London School of Public Relations

Faculty of Education, University of Hull

Coming soon: Mid Cheshire College, Harrogate Skills 4 Living, J and K Training and The London School of Publishing. If your organisation is not yet a Member of Skills for Life Network, you can find out more below about the benefits of Membership and how to join.

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Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

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Membership

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

Resources

Making Britain Numerate and Making Britain Literate

Making Britain Numerate and Making Britain Literate
These two new publications by Kevin Norley are written for work-based (or FE college) learners studying for Functional Skills or Skills for Life qualifications. They are designed both to support learners directly and to support tutors in supporting their learners.

Jobs

Dyslexia Specialist

Dyslexia Specialist
City College Plymouth

Foundation Learning Tutor with Skills for Life Specialism

Foundation Learning Tutor with Skills for Life Specialism
ID Training, Newastle upon Tyne

Functional Skills ICT Tutor

Functional Skills ICT Tutor
DV8 Training, Walthamstow, East London

Functional Skills Maths Tutor

Functional Skills Maths Tutor
DV8 Training, Walthamstow, East London

Programme Manager - Essential Skills

Programme Manager - Essential Skills
Barnsley College

PTLLS Tutor

PTLLS Tutor
International Learning Centre, Manchester

Skills for Life Numeracy Tutors

Skills for Life Numeracy Tutors
National Consortium of Colleges, England - all regions

Training

Training Directory

Training Directory
Take a look at the Training Directory for information on Skills for Life Network Member Organisations and on the courses and services they offer

Knowledgebase

Adult Skills Budget Funding Requirements 2011/2012
This document sets out the way in which the Skills Funding Agency will fund classroom and workplace learning provision, except Apprenticeships, through the Adult Skills Budget in 2011/12. It contains details of funding for Skills for Life, ESOL and functional skills.

Apprenticeship Funding Requirements 2011/2012
This document sets out the way in which the Skills Funding Agency will fund Apprenticeships through the Adult Skills Budget in 2011/12. It contains details of funding for functional skills.

ESOL Equality Impact Assessment
The BIS English for Speakers of Other Languages equality impact assessment examines the potential effects on adult learners participating in ESOL courses as a result of changes to policy concerning eligibility criteria for fee remission. BIS has now announced plans for the development of new forms of support for those who need informal, community-based English language learning opportunities.

Initial teacher education inspections 2011/12
Guidance for inspectors and providers on the inspection of provision leading to awarding body qualifications to teach in the lifelong learning sector

Innovative Practice in Numeracy Learning
This NIACE project aimed to research innovative and effective practice in numeracy teaching and learning, and you can now download the report, which includes case studies of some of the Skills Funding Agency top 20 numeracy providers

Learner Eligibility and Contribution Rules 2011/2012
This document details which individuals can be funded by the Skills Funding Agency and the level of government subsidy that they can receive in order to help pay for the costs of learning

National Survey of Adult Skills in Wales 2010
This survey assessed overall literacy and numeracy skills of adults (aged 16-65) in Wales (through English medium), and Welsh medium literacy skills of Welsh-speaking adults in Wales

Six new Skills for Life publications
These new Literacy, Language and Numeracy publications are now available to download from the Unionlearn website

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