Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

In this edition of the e-news, we have an update on the English and maths Pipeline courses. Bookings are now being taken, so do take a look at the information on these CPD opportunities to make sure you don't miss out.

We also have features on a range of resources to support English and maths teaching and learning.

Contact us if you'd like details of how you can feature your resources, courses or events in this e-news update.

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Resources

Functional Skills: essential resources

Functional Skills: essential resources
Making Britain Numerate (2nd Ed) and Making Britain Literate (2nd Ed) are two workbooks written to support learners (including ESOL learners) studying Functional Skills either as part of an apprenticeship or as stand-alone qualifications. The up-to-date contextualised materials offer worked examples and a step by step guide through all areas required for achievement of functional skills maths and English. They are designed both to support learners directly and to support tutors in supporting their learners.

Gatehouse Media Limited

Gatehouse Media Limited
Specialist provider of adult beginner readers, Entry level basic skills and ESOL resources and the award-winning tool to teach reading, Yes We Can Read.

How To Write ESOL Materials

How To Write ESOL Materials
How to Write ESOL Materials, a new e-book by Kathryn Aldridge-Morris, will be relevant to ESOL practitioners working with refugees and migrants in all English-speaking countries, not just in the UK.

The Family Maths Toolkit

The Family Maths Toolkit
The Family Maths Toolkit website from National Numeracy has ideas and free activities to help families enjoy maths together.

Training

English and maths Pipeline courses - bookings now open

English and maths Pipeline courses - bookings now open
The Education and Training Foundation has commissioned emCETT and ccConsultancy, amongst others, to run CPD opportunities for teachers and trainers. Bookings are now open across the English Pipeline with the Maths Pipeline coming soon.

Learning Unlimited: Training opportunities and a book sale

Learning Unlimited: Training opportunities and a book sale
Two courses will be starting soon in London: Teaching Basic Literacy to ESOL Learners, and a Learning Styles materials making workshop. Find out more about these and about the Learning Unlimited publications sale.

Professional development opportunities at Newcastle College

Professional development opportunities at Newcastle College
Find out how you can support your career development with a specialism, about support available for maths teachers and how you can access advice and support on programmes that may be suitable for you.

News

Helping women from disadvantaged backgrounds make new starts
This good practice example shows how Women's Technology Training Limited helps women prepare for work, further education or training.

Practitioner Research Support 2015-16
The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is offering opportunities to practitioners to undertake a supported action research project during the academic year 2015-2016. There are two types of opportunity: the Research Development Fellowship Programme, and the Exploratory Research in Maths and English Programme.

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