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From 12 September 2011, the telephone helpline numbers for both young people and adults will be aligned under the Next Step service number 0800 100 900.
The NLN materials are small, flexible 'bite-sized' episodes of learning, and topics include Numeracy/Application of Number, Literacy/Communication Skills, I.T. and Wider Key Skills.
The materials from the ReadWritePlus site have now been moved to the Excellence Gateway. Resources include the diagnostic assessment materials, the online Skills for Life core curricula and learner materials, including downloadable audio files.
Information and contact details for subject specific related teacher training courses planned in the North East region
Mon, 20 Jun 2011
The North East NCETM CPD Network Meeting for mathematics teaching and professional development provision will be held on the 20th June 2011
Thu, 14 Jul 2011
Free event at the Science Learning Centre on the 14th July 2011
The Government has announced plans to ensure that more young people leave school or college with a good grasp of English and maths
This report, published by the National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy, finds that improving the literacy of adults with the poorest skills has a positive impact on their children’s performance as well as being associated with improvements in their own social and economic situation
New programmes starting Sept 2011 at the Teaching Development Centre, Newcastle College
BA and MA in Lifelong Learning and Professional Development blended courses available from Newcastle College Teaching Development Centre
Support for providers is available from LSIS expert advisors to assist in the creation and implementation of functional skills strategic plans
Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) and the national network of Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training (ACETT) have worked together to develop a plain English guide, with links to helpful resources and ideas, that looks at approaches to developing and supporting effective teaching practice
The report, which is now available to download, concludes that functional skills qualifications are expected to improve learners’ skills in English, ICT and mathematics, and that their impact on attainment in associated learning programmes such as Apprenticeship frameworks and Foundation Learning is likely to be significant.
Ofsted has launched a website area showcasing good practice across the sectors that it inspects and regulates.
This strategic review explores how support for employer engagement in the further education (FE) and skills sector can be strengthened and improved.
The headline recommendation of the NIACE-led Independent Inquiry into Numeracy is that the Government needs to adopt a new approach to numeracy that focuses on how adults use maths and numbers in everyday life.
This perspective piece is aimed at those with an interest in the development of national financial capability strategies and those who are developing or implementing financial capability programmes.
On 16 February 2011 the Welfare Reform Bill was introduced to Parliament. The Bill legislates for the biggest change to the welfare system for over 60 years, and introduces a wide range of reforms that aim to make the benefits and tax credits systems fairer and simpler.
This guide has been produced by the Scottish Government's Lifelong Learning Directorate to support practitioners to undertake initial assessment with their learners. Its aim is to help standardise initial assessment approaches, so that the learner can be placed in the appropriate provision.
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has published Guidance Note 6, a document which covers 2011/12 changes to funding policy. The SFA is allocating £2.4bn through the Adult Skills Budget for 2011/12. There is an expectation that the sector will increase the level of income secured from individuals and employers during 2011/12, and 2.5% of providers' indicative allocation will be used for Job Outcome Incentive Payments.
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