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Five categories of essential digital skills for life and work: see the newly published Essential Digital Skills framework, which will form the basis for revised digital skills qualifications, including Functional Skills ICT.
A JISC survey of 37,000 students shows that half of college learners and almost 70% of university students think digital skills will be important for their chosen career, yet only 41% believe their courses prepare them for a digital workplace.
An overview of maths and English GCSE re-sit results 2018 and an update on professional development opportunities to help you support your GCSE learners
Mo Ollier of Focused Training writes about the mental health issues faced by young people in FE, and how developing and implementing an effective mental health strategy can support learner wellbeing, engagement and achievement.
Research by Cambridge Assessment shows that 53 per cent of the students retaking GCSE English and 60 per cent of those retaking GCSE maths did not improve their grade. The report concludes that there might be more fitting solutions or alternative pathways to enable students' English and Mathematics skills to develop further.
Information about the new GCSE grades for learners, employers and further and higher education providers.
This research was undertaken to investigate current experiences of teaching reading, writing and word level skills, with a particular focus on literacy practitioners who are teaching Functional Skills English at entry level.
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Three cohorts of Advanced Practitioners (APs) have now undertaken the first two days of a new 3-day CPD programme from the Education and Training Foundation. New and experienced APs from across England and the sector attended the training, with representation from offender learning, Adult and Community Learning, Independent Training Providers, the Third sector and Colleges.
This research outlines the use and perceived impact of advanced practitioners to date, highlights effective practice, and provides practical illustrations and learning points for others seeking more effective ways to work with teachers, coaches, assessors and trainers to develop their practice.
Find out how practitioners are using action research to discover the most effective ways to spread and embed effective practice in the use of technology to support Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment.
The Government has launched a new Education and Employment strategy which sets out new measures to boost prisoners' skills while in custody and improve their chances of securing work on release.
The Education and Training Foundation will be adding a new interactive webinar to its Maths and English in Apprenticeships series. The new webinar will be available to book from September 2018, and your views are invited on which topic you would like the webinar to explore.
Powerful tools, processes and professional development for current and aspiring Advanced Practitioners: register your interest now for this exciting CPD opportunity which will unfold over the next 12 months.
Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss have announced the Advanced Maths Premium, a new fund to help schools and colleges increase the number of students studying maths after GCSE.
The Government response to the consultation on the revised subject content has been published, along with the revised subject content for Functional skills English and Functional Skills maths.
This report, from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, describes a randomised control trial (RCT) into the relative effectiveness of face-to-face compared to blended learning for adult English and maths learning.
This research aimed to provide a better understanding of learners' experiences of adult English and maths courses in terms of skills gain, confidence and other life circumstances such as employment.
This report from National Numeracy explains what numeracy is, how it 'hides' behind maths, and how we can all help to make the UK numerate.
Trainers, learning support assistants, teachers, managers, assessors, teacher trainers, leaders and academics from across the education and training sector joined together at Ramside Hall in Durham on the 18th December for an inspiring and uplifting event to celebrate the success of the North East and Cumbria Oustanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme.
This interactive 90-minute webinar will introduce you to a new set of highly engaging materials produced by the Education and Training Foundation to support learners' Functional Skills (maths and English) development. The materials are appropriate to a range of contexts, including 16-19 learners, apprentices, adult returners, learners in prisons and ESOL, and can be used in both high and low-tech teaching environments.
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