Happy Christmas from Skills for Life Network

2011 has been a busy and eventful year for everyone involved in Skills for Life. The Network keeps on growing: we now have 11,800+ subscribers to this e-news update, and we have also welcomed our first 40 Organisational Members this year.

You'll find that the headline findings from the 2011 Skills for Life Survey are now available to view on the BIS website. There's a summary of the Survey in the attached article, along with a weblink through to the full report.

Season's greetings and all best wishes for a happy and healthy 2012!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

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Membership

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Skills for Life Network Organisational Membership offers a range of benefits, including:- year round promotion of your organisation, courses and services through our Training and Development Directory, email alerts and e-news updates (11,800+ subscribers); online specialist support for your provision and marketing, and use of the Skills for Life Network Member logo in your literature and online communications

Resources

Hearsay books  look out for them in 2012!

Hearsay books look out for them in 2012!
SfL Materials and Ransom Publishing are developing a collection of reading materials for adults and young people using a structured phonic approach.

Jobs

Skills for Life Numeracy Tutors

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

Skills for Life/Functional Skills Tutors (Sessional)

Skills for Life/Functional Skills Tutors (Sessional)
Options 2, Northamptonshire area

News

2011 Skills for Life Survey
This report presents the initial headline findings from the 2011 Skills for Life Survey. Some key findings are: overall 57 per cent of respondents achieved a Level 2 or above score in literacy, which is a large increase from 44 per cent in 2003. However, 85 per cent of respondents achieved Level 1 or above in literacy, with 15 per cent performing at Entry Level 3 or below. This represents no significant change since 2003. There has also been a small decline in numeracy levels.

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