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1 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 1. Skills for Working Aims for the day The Skills for Life Improvement Programme is delivered on behalf of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service by CfBT Education Trust and partners CfBT Education Trust 60 Queens Road Reading RG1 4BS T: F: E: W:

2 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 2. To enable you to: reflect on your own and your organisation’s practice regarding developing Skills for Life in vocational contexts use the Skills for Working materials and DVDs in your own context

3 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 3. To familiarise you with: the Skills for Working guidance & DVDs the key principles underpinning the approaches in Skills for Working

4 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 4. Skills for Working Supporting the development of literacy, language and numeracy skills for learners with learning difficulties or disabilities in a vocational context

5 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 5. Context Learning for Living Consortium Guidance for those working with adults who have learning difficulties and disabilities A wide range of learning and working contexts Literacy, Language (ESOL) and Numeracy Pre-entry to Level 2

6 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 6. Learning for Living Suite of guidance documents

7 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 7. Quality Improvement Programme Learning and Skills Improvement Service Details of other training available from (CfBT Education Trust)www.sflip.org.uk

8 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 8. Participant from learner focus group “It’s about being able to access the same job market as everyone else, and not be excluded from that because you’re a disabled person.”

9 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 9. Participant from learner focus group “It’s part of having a life isn’t it? The motivation to do something, and not just vegetate at home all day. It’s not just about the money, but obviously that helps. You’ve got to be able to live”.

10 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 10. Who are the learners? Learners improving their literacy and/or numeracy – up to Level 2 Learners hoping to gain employment and learn vocational skills.

11 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 11. What does the guidance cover? Information on the national curricula for adults Embedding literacy and numeracy in vocational programmes Supporting the learning cycle Working with employers Supporting employers

12 Skills for Life Improvement Programme Key Principles 12.

13 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 13. How can I use the guidance? For information and reference A teaching resource for induction or continuing professional development Confirm effective practice in areas of strength Advice and guidance in areas of weakness

14 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 14. How can the DVDs be used? Individual reflection, using the trigger questions for reflection as part of your personal development Team development, inviting your colleagues to work with you so that together you can review aspects of your practice Staff development, using the activities as a basis of professional development

15 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 15. Skills for Working Disability Discrimination Act and Reasonable Adjustments

16 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 16. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Covers all employers Part 4 (Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001) relates to schools, FE & HE Covers full-time, part-time and temporary workers but not volunteers Employers must make “reasonable adjustments”

17 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 17. Reasonable Adjustments What are they in practice? Differ according to the individual’s needs And the requirements of their job Guidance for employers is available from: Employers’ Forum on Disability

18 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 18. Skills for Working The Range of Support for Learners in Work and Through Transitions

19 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 19. Types of support Technology Finance Training for job interviews Travel training Advice Monitoring and supervision Keeping in touch

20 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 20. Sources of Support Through Jobcentre Plus: Access to Work Disability Employment Advisors

21 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 21. Sources of Support Specialist Support: e.g. Speech and Communication Therapist e.g. Communication Support Worker

22 Skills for Life Improvement Programme 22. Other sources… Job trainers/job coaches Buddying Mentors Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) NACRO Employment Disability Officer Employers Connexions


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