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This document sets out how the government will support a restructure of the post-16 education and training sector through a series of area based reviews. The aim is to help create more financially stable and efficient providers and improved collaboration across the different types of institution.
The Standards set out clear expectations of effective practice in education and training. This first workbook brings together a selection of tools and resources that will help you get the most out of the standards as part of your CPD.
A new report from the National Literacy Trust, 'Understanding the role of literacy in public health', shows how improving families' literacy through tailored support can make them healthier.
Professor Baroness Alison Wolf has set out how the structure of post-19 education funding is squeezing further education at such a rate it may 'vanish into history'. Heading for the precipice: can further and higher education funding policies be sustained? , published by the Policy Institute at King's College London and supported by Gatsby, sets out the scale of the squeeze on technical education.
A dramatic improvement in the UK population's mastery of basic numeracy and statistics needs to happen if the country is to take advantage of the data revolution now sweeping the globe, according to the British Academy report, "Count Us In: Quantitative skills for a new generation."
The Excellence Gateway is now fully supported by the Education and Training Foundation, and the new exhibition sites for English and maths bring together effective teaching and management resources.
The Society for Education and Training (SET) is the new professional membership organisation of the Education and Training Foundation for practitioners working in the post-16 education and training sector.
Education Scotland are launching a review of progress in adult literacies over the last five years as well as identifying on-going priorities and challenges for the next five years. They are keen to seek the views of individuals and organisations.
From January to March 2015 The Education and Training Foundation undertook a major review of employer views of qualifications in maths and English. The study shows that Functional Skills are gaining widespread recognition across small and large employers, and are benefitting learners. However, there are steps government and others can take to accelerate the rise in employer recognition and further improve the relevance, rigour and value of these qualifications.
Want to keep up with the latest careers guidance, education, training and employment news? Find it hard to know what's happening in the regional and national labour market? C&K Careers News covers all that and more, including job creation and losses news from a national and Yorkshire and the Humber perspective.
This event, which is free to attend, will provide an overview of SEND provision and policy with regard to youth programmes, with a particular focus on the application of assistive technology. It will bring together existing examples of best practice from around the sector and give awareness of strategies and tools that providers can consider building into their delivery programmes.
This report sets out the improvements that awarding organisations are making to functional skills qualifications following a review by Ofqual last year.
The Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) ULF team has produced a video to raise awareness of Dyslexia in the workplace. The video, which promotes good practice in supporting employees who have dyslexia is now being used by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).
The Committee recommends that above all, the Government should launch a high-profile national campaign to promote its funding for free training and tuition for any adult wanting to study English and maths up to and including GSCE level. It should also help adults in finding the most appropriate and nearest help, with either voluntary schemes or more formal classes.
This questionnaire is aimed at people with a strategic interest in teaching or supporting learners with English and maths at any level and in any context. By completing this questionnaire you will help the Education and Training Foundation refine its programme of services to better meet the needs of teachers and trainers - and their leaders - working to improve the English and maths of their students and trainees.
The materials, produced by NIACE in collaboration with CBeebies, can be used as a stand-alone course or flexibly as part of separate sessions, for example as an introduction to family learning or in family learning taster workshops.
The Youth Literacy and Employability Commission, led by a group of MPs and Lords, has published a report calling for a deeper partnership between education and business. The report highlights the different definitons of literacy in schools and in the workplace and the need to help young people form employment aspirations.
This starter kit aims to support providers in their delivery of functional skills by providing practical guidance and resources.
Join Learning Unlimited in the coming months as we celebrate the third year of the highly successful Welcome to the UK project, welcome people to our Second Annual Seminar and explore a wide range of CPD opportunities.
From September 2012, LSIS will be offering 3 and 6-day packages of support for English, maths and ESOL/Functional Skills.
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