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From academic year 2019 to 2020, full time students with a grade 2 or below in maths or English can choose to study towards functionalskills level 2 or a GCSE grade 9 to 4. This also applies to part time students who have a grade 3 or grade D GCSE.
Yes We Can Read is a phonics-based programme developed to teach adult learners to read. The unique photo-alphabet and accessible format make it particularly helpful for learners with dyslexia. Skills for Life Network subscribers benefit from 10% discount on this and on everything from the publisher, Gatehouse Books.
This newly published report, led by US academic Eric Topol, predicts that 90% of all NHS jobs will require digital skills within 20 years, and calls for education providers to take action now to ensure that we are able to gain the benefits that digital healthcare technologies offer.
GCSEs should be scrapped and A-levels should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects, says Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee.
A scheme to provide free functional skills courses online is being launched by The Open University in partnership with three FE colleges.
This free Toolkit is a practical resource designed to enable those working in Advanced Practitioner roles to further their understanding and development and to drive quality improvements in teaching, learning and assessment across their organisation.
We take a look at current intiatives that aim to enable prisoners to develop coding skills, build their confidence and increase their chances of employment on release.
A commission has been launched to consider the challenges England faces in educating people throughout their lives, 100 years on from the publication of a landmark report which concluded that lifelong learning opportunities are key to the country's future.
The Department for Education has announced an assessment for a specific learning difficulty (which includes dyslexia) undertaken at any age will allow people with dyslexia to apply for support right through to higher education, ending the need for post-16 assessments from February 2019 for those applying for DSA.
In this year's report, Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman highlights concerns around the effectiveness of the government's policy to require learners who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or mathematics to continue studying for a qualification.
The Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills has outlined the government's expectation that guided learning hours for reformed Functional Skills qualifications should be set at 55.
This research, commissioned by the DfE and carried out by CooperGibson Research, aimed to identify the strategies or incentives which may most effectively drive recruitment and retention of FE teachers. A key finding was that although financial incentives may help drive recruitment, high-quality mentoring and support are key to retention.
This report, researched and written by NOCN in partnership with the Learning & Work Institute, recommends an inclusive National Skills Strategy to increase productivity, improve literacy, numeracy and digital skills levels and help achieve greater social mobility.
The Mindful Toolkit, which includes information cards and task cards, was designed to be used with prisoners with a range of SEND needs, and has a focus on mental well-being.
What's the Education Endowment Foundation doing in the post-16 sector to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students? That's the question programme manager Kathryn Davies tackles here.
A new report entitled A Society of Readers, from leading think tank Demos and commissioned by national charity The Reading Agency, finds a significant body of evidence to show that reading can help to combat the growing issue of loneliness, as well as acting as a tool to protect future generations from the loneliness epidemic.
The Education and Training Foundation has launched the Digital Teaching Professional Framework designed to help the Further Education and Training workforce to become confident and effective users of technology in teaching and learning.
The Association of Colleges has published observations and a detailed summary of the announcements in this year's Budget that are relevant to the education and skills sector, concludes that it's hoping for positive news from the forthcoming Spending Review.
The Evaluation of Family Learning in Prisons toolkit has been developed to empower providers, practitioners and prison staff to demonstrate the impact of family learning programmes on offenders and their families, and to continuously monitor and make improvements to their programmes.
This research and project report outlines how behavioural interventions can improve participation in and completion of maths and English courses. A legacy of the projects is a set of scalable and effective interventions that colleges and other training providers can implement with minimal additional resources.
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