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Supporting the National Skills for Life Strategy for Local Government

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Skills for Life Network

A free national dissemination event with a focus on a contextualised approach to the Level 2 Certificate in Adult Learner Support

Wednesday 10th May 2006, 10am – 1.30pm, followed by lunch

Park Plaza Hotel, 41 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6GD

Funded by the Improvement and Development Agency

This is a FREE dissemination event organised by the Network and funded by the Improvement and Development Agency to share our experiences of developing and delivering a contextualised approach to the Level 2 Certificate in Adult Learner Support in a pilot project in partnership with three local authorities. Keynote speakers will provide an update on the National Skills for Life Strategy for local government, and in particular the Get On Local Government Award scheme and outline how our project has supported these initiatives. Workshops will provide an opportunity to explore different aspects of the pilot activities, their successes and challenges.

Who should attend?

This seminar is for all those with an interest in taking forward Skills for Life development with local authority employees, including:

Regional Employers’ Organisation staff
Local authority managers, supervisors and union learning representatives
Co-ordinators and practitioners of LLN who are already delivering in the workplace and have an interest in supporting local authorities
Sector Skills Councils


Keynote Speakers

Sue Batt, Director of Regional Development and Sandra Pegum, Director of Professional Development, The Network
– ‘Introduction to The Network and its project’

Freda Grant, National Coordinator Skills for Life, Improvement and Development Agency
– ‘National Skills for Life Strategy for local government and the Get On Local Government Award scheme: adopting a whole organisation approach to Skills for Life’

Jane Porter, Human Resources Manager, Newcastle City Council

– ‘How does a contextualised approach to the Level 2 Adult Learners Support Certificate help a local authority with the implementation of the national Skills for Life strategy and GO Award for local government?’


Karen Rham, Learning and Improvement Manager & colleague (tbc), Crawley Borough Council

– ‘Taking part in the contextualised Level 2 Adult Learners Support programme: the benefits from different perspectives’

Kim Hailstone, Regional Development Consultant for The Network and Melanie Faulkner-Barrett, Learning and Development Adviser, Oxford City Council
– ‘Delivering the Level 2 programme in Oxford – the provider and hosting HR department perspective: a focus on challenges and some pragmatic solutions to overcoming these’

Union Learning Representative (tbc) and Jane Porter, Newcastle City Council
– ‘The Trades Union perspective on the Level 2, and its relevance in the local authority workplace’

TBC, Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK)
– ‘The Level 2 Certificate: An Update on the proposed revisions to the qualification’


– Speakers and workshop presenters
Did we get this right? A chance to comment and ask questions and explore lessons learned


This is a FREE national dissemination event.

How to Attend

You can book on-line at

Or you can download a form from and fax back the completed form to us on 01524 844788. Registration deadline is Friday 21st April 2006.

If you encounter any difficulties with any of the above links please contact:

The Network
CSET, County South
Lancaster University

Tel: 01524 593405
Fax: 01524 844788

Further Information

No further information

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