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1 Skills for Life Support Programme 1. Skills for Working Aims for the day The Skills for Life Support 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 Support Programme 2. To enable you to: reflect on your own and your organisations 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 Support 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 Support 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 Support 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 Support Programme 6. Learning for Living Suite of guidance documents

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

8 Skills for Life Support Programme 8. Participant from learner focus group Its about being able to access the same job market as everyone else, and not be excluded from that because youre a disabled person.

9 Skills for Life Support Programme 9. Participant from learner focus group Its part of having a life isnt it? The motivation to do something, and not just vegetate at home all day. Its not just about the money, but obviously that helps. Youve got to be able to live.

10 Skills for Life Support 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 Support 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 Support Programme Key Principles 12.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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