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2 Skills for Life Improvement Programme SKILLS FOR LIFE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME Skills for Life Awareness Raising

3 Skills for Life Improvement Programme Aim:To increase your awareness of Skills for Life Objectives:  identify what is meant by Skills for Life  be aware of the national Skills for Life strategy  identify some barriers to learning that might hinder adults improving their literacy, language and numeracy (LLN) skills  recognise where adults need to use literacy and number skills in work, training and everyday life  recognise the impact of the lack of LLN skills in the workplace  discuss one form of LLN skills assessment  consider what provision is available to support adults to improve their LLN skills  draw up an action plan, which begins to address the LLN skills issues in their workplace.

4 Skills for Life Improvement Programme What are Skills for Life? “The ability to read, write and speak in English/Welsh and to use mathematics at a level necessary to function and progress at work and in society in general.” Basic Skills Agency

5 Skills for Life Improvement Programme Scale of the Problem - Recap  Approx 5.2 million adults have literacy levels below Level 1 & 14.9 million have numeracy skills below this level (last SfL survey 2003)  74% of the prison population have literacy and numeracy skills below level 1  Those with poor skills are more likely to be unemployed and to live in substandard housing  Those with poor skills are also more likely to have poor physical and mental health  Poor literacy/numeracy skills are intergenerational – there is a cycle of poor skills

6 Skills for Life Improvement Programme History of Development  1970s – On the Move  1999 – Sir Claus Moser – ‘A Fresh Start’  2001 – Skills for Life Strategy (England & Wales) oTarget numbers for adults with improved LLN skills oDevelopments needed to be able to achieve this.

7 Skills for Life Improvement Programme Achievements so far Since 2001:  4.7 million adults have started literacy, language and numeracy courses  Over 1.5 million learners have achieved Skills for Life qualifications (2007 target)  1, learners have achieved their first Skills for Life qualification (including 138,000 offenders)

8 Skills for Life Improvement Programme Targets to 2010  Improve the literacy, language and numeracy skills of 2.25 million adults  Reduce by at least 40 per cent the number of adults in the workforce who lack NVQ 2 or equivalent qualifications

9 Skills for Life Improvement Programme Useful Websites


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