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An exciting new UK-wide project will use reading to empower, engage and connect isolated older people, including people with dementia and their carers thanks to a £2.1 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
From September 2016, the Society for Education and Training (SET) has introduced a new and enriched QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills). QTLS is a professional status that you can gain by successfully completing professional formation. Underpinned by the professional standards, this new enhanced professional development opportunity will help you to consolidate your existing practice as well as develop new skills and knowledge.
The Foundation's comprehensive strategy: 'We can solve poverty in the UK', sets out recommendations on how all of us can act to solve poverty, and highlights how improving skills in reading, writing and numeracy can help people of all ages into sustained employment.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Education’s first report, based on independent research from Warwick University's Institute for Employment Research (IER), warns that a national policy for adult education could disappear by 2020 due to adult and community learning being ignored by areas reviews and skills devolution.
A report into technical education by an independent panel, chaired by Lord Sainsbury, has recommended simplifying the current system so technical education is provided through 15 high-quality routes, with standards being set by employers. All technical routes will build in English, maths and digital skills, according to employers' needs, and will set standards of excellence that are every bit as demanding as A levels.
The Scottish Prison Service have launched their first Learning and Skills Strategy 2016 - 2021. This publication makes clear their strategic intention to ensure that everyone in their care has the opportunity to engage in creative and flexible learning that unlocks potential, inspires change and builds individual strength.
This report from Dame Sally Coates sets out recommendations relating to: the current accountability framework for delivering education, the capacity of the workforce, the learning needs of different types of prisoners, the ability of prisoners to access higher level learning, the potential for IT to support education and the services available to support prisoners to get employment and/or continue their education on release.
An update on the consultations, including the employer consultation key findings. The consultations have been designed to achieve an up-dated set of standards, functional skills subject content and, ultimately, functional skills maths and English qualifications, recognised and valued by employers.
Professor Gill Rowlands of Health Literacy UK explains why good numeracy is vital for managing your health.
In the recently published white paper 'Educational Excellence Everywhere', the Department for Education outlines the introduction of new headline performance measures for 16 - 19 providers from this year, including those in English and maths for students who have not already achieved a good pass at GCSE.
Ofsted finds that too many young people with learning difficulties and disabilities are poorly prepared for adult life, in new survey report.
From May, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission will inspect local areas' responsibilities to children and young people with SEND. Local areas will have a longer notice period of inspections so that parents and others have greater opportunity to contribute their views and experiences.
New research from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills has found that there is an unprecedented shortage of skills which, coupled with modest economic growth, has left thousands of vacancies unfilled.
The PM announces reform to the prison system including six new 'reform prisons' to be created this year and changes to the prison education system.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016
A new research report from BIS, published on Friday 5 February 2016, indicates that employers in England tend to underestimate the prevalence of their employees' basic skills deficits.
This newly published OECD report shows that young people aged 16-34 in England have significantly lower literacy and numeracy skills at every level compared to many other countries, and an estimated 9 million adults aged 16-65 have low literacy or numeracy skills or both.
This podcast from BBC Woman's Hour contains an interview with Marie McNamara, and her teacher Dr Vicky Duckworth, about learning to read as an adult.
The Education and Training Foundation is aiming to reform functional skills qualifications so that they are rigorous, challenging and well taught. A revised set of National Standards for Adult Literacy and Numeracy will also be developed, along with new core curricula and an updated Access for All.
An Ofsted good practice example showing how some providers have increased provision in English and mathematics to meet the rising demand.
This good practice example shows how Women's Technology Training Limited helps women prepare for work, further education or training.
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