Sign up to our monthly e-news update featuring the latest news, courses, resources & career opportunities / Subscribe now

Home » News » Key Skills Support Project

Key Skills Support Project

Professional Development , Key Skills
Skills for Life Network

Judy Carrick, Regional Development Co-ordinator for the LSDA Key Skills Support Project in the North East, writes on the consultancy and support available to those of us involved in Key Skills delivery

‘Key Skills play a large part of the Skills for Life agenda in the region. Here is a brief update about the Key Skills Support Programme’s activity and people in the North East supporting work in key skills.


Free training


Our region has almost 50 free training sessions from a selection of 21 topics to offer in schools and colleges, tailor made to fit your own requirements and timed to meet your needs. These are delivered by regional trainers who have both experience and expertise in making the key skills work. Whether you want to update assessment staff or internal moderators, look at active teaching and learning strategies for individual skills, build better portfolios or prepare for the inspection of your key skills provision, this training can help support your staff. To access this training, contact Amy Butler at abutler@cfbt.com or Judy Carrick on 07761 278158.


Need friendly support?


Join the local provider network. Our local school and college providers meet several times each year to share good practice and hear the latest news in the skills agenda. This is a friendly group and we pride ourselves on making all new members feel at home and able to enjoy the experiences and discoveries of the more experienced providers and teams. To join, contact Amy Butler on 0118 902 1246 or Judy Carrick on 07761 278158.


Want good advice?


The programme also offers free consultancy to help centres audit their current provision and plan sustainable improvement over time. Consultants can help you start up a new programme of key skills, too, or just help individual coordinators who are facing problems managing or delivering key skills. To access this free consultancy support, phone the Help Line on 0870 872 8081. The Help Line also tackles your questions every day during business hours and takes your requests for our free resources.


Resourceful


The Key Skills Support Programme produces a wide range of printed materials, DVDs, CD ROMs and web materials to help you. To access these, call the Help Line on 0870 872 8081. Our website www.keyskillssupport.net offers you up to date information, shared resources and links to key sites. Another site, www.keyskills4u.com offers learners a chance to test their knowledge, learn skills and practise them in two challenging games.


Just want a point of contact?


If you want to discuss key skills or plan a programme of support for your centre,contact us. Judy Carrick is your Regional Development Coordinator (LSDA) for schools, colleges, probation and HE. Ian Sinclair is the Regional Development Coordinator for Learning for Work, dealing with workplace providers, prisons and charities. He can be reached at ian@sinclairtraining.co.uk. Together they represent a programme offering you free support, training, advice and materials tailored to your needs.


Judy Carrick 


For information on contacts in other regions, visit www.keyskillssupport.net


 

Further Information

No further information

Sign up for our e-News Update
Subscribe

You may also like

Improving wellbeing

Improving wellbeing

This 90-minute interactive webinar from AELP will help you understand how to improve the wellbeing of your staff.

Skills for Life Network E-News Update May 2022

Skills for Life Network E-News Update May 2022

Check out the Skills for Life Network E-News Update May 2022 for a round up of what’s new and what’s happening in maths, English, ESOL and digital skills in the FE and Training sector.

Maths and English Summit

Maths and English Summit

On Tuesday 24th of  May 2022, AELP in partnership with The Skills Network will run the Maths and English Summit, which will give providers the opportunity to come together to attend a dedicated event focusing solely on maths and English provision.

Taking Teaching Further

Taking Teaching Further

Round five of the DfE-funded Taking Teaching Further initiative that supports providers to recruit teachers, including maths, English and SEND specialists, is now open.

All about using Flipgrid

All about using Flipgrid

In this podcast Saima Hanif, ESOL Lecturer at Hopwood Hall College and a participant in the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment programme, gives us an engaging insight into using Flipgrid with ESOL learners.