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Do take a look at the information below on new one-day courses to Support the Teaching of Functional Skills in Maths and English. You can attend on an individual basis, and there is also the option for your organisation to host or to run an in-house course.

Also, we have a New Year gift for you! See the News section below to download the 2018 calendar produced by conference artist Graham Ogilvie to celebrate the success of the Oustanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) North East and Cumbria.

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Resources

Gatehouse Books - new readers for Adult Literacy and ESOL

Gatehouse Books - new readers for Adult Literacy and ESOL
We introduce the new Building Bridges Series - 6 books which follow Jamal as he settles into life in the UK and prepares for his future.The books offer an insight into life in the UK and provide useful material for building vocabulary around everyday situations. Skills for Life Network members benefit from 10% discount on Gatehouse Books.

News

OTLA North East and Cumbria Calendar 2018

OTLA North East and Cumbria Calendar 2018
This 2018 calendar, which is available to download and print, was produced by conference artist Graham Ogilvie to celebrate the success of the Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) North East and Cumbria.

QTLS window open until 31 January
Practitioners working in the post-16 Further Education and Training sector have until the 31st of January to register in the current window to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS), the nationally-recognised professional status for teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training sector.

Quick Reads 2018 titles
The Reading Agency has recently announced next year's Quick Reads authors and titles, which will be available from 1 February 2018. Quick Reads are bite-sized books by bestselling writers and celebrities. They are ideal for regular readers wanting a short, fast read, and for those who have lost the reading habit or find reading tough.

Supporting the Teaching of Functional Skills: new one-day courses

Supporting the Teaching of Functional Skills: new one-day courses
The aim of these one-day courses, developed and delivered by ccConsultancy and partners, is to introduce you to newly-produced exemplar activities produced by Pye Tait Consulting on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation. The courses will help you to understand how you can adapt and use the activities to develop learners' Functional Skills abilities and support learners to achieve Functional Skills outcomes.

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