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1 Skills for Life Support Programme T: F: E: W: 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 Module 1c Embedding literacy, language and numeracy: what, why, how?

2 Skills for Life Support Programme Aims The module will offer participants an opportunity to: reflect on what embedding means discuss why embedding is important and identify the benefits develop an understanding of the process of embedding consider the relevance of embedding to their job role. 2

3 Skills for Life Support Programme Objectives By the end of the session you will be able to: understand the embedding process and what it involves analyse the link between LLN and vocational areas of work understand the link between embedding LLN and the functional skills / Skills for Life qualifications discuss the advantages of embedding for your learners and their organisation identify the implications embedding will have on your job role. 3

4 Skills for Life Support Programme What do we mean by embedding? Embedded teaching and learning combines the development of literacy, language (ESOL) or numeracy with vocational and other skills. The skills acquired provide learners with the confidence, competence and motivation necessary for them to succeed in qualifications, life and work 4

5 Skills for Life Support Programme Embedded programmes: combine the teaching of literacy, language or numeracy with a vocational (or other) programme of study, for example delivering numeracy in the context of hairdressing have two or more learning aims or qualifications within a single programme – one vocational (or other), one literacy, language or numeracy integrate LLN teaching in a variety of ways. 5

6 Skills for Life Support Programme Work Solutions: a training provider in Greater Manchester E2E provision –LLN skills embedded within the programme and delivered by LLN and E2E tutors who plan and deliver together where possible Apprenticeship programmes –Literacy, language or numeracy tutors collaborate with the vocational tutor in practical and theory classes and support the vocational tutor in developing LLN skills where appropriate Train to Gain –The vocational assessor and Literacy, language or numeracy tutor share a joint ILP for each learner. The TtG assessor shares his/her session plan with the LLN tutor, so that relevant LLN skills development can be identified prior to each session. 6

7 Skills for Life Support Programme City College Manchester – HMP Full Sutton Literacy, language or numeracy staff support individuals with specific needs within Braille and employment and skills workshops LLN and workshop staff co-teach in the initial stages of workshop delivery Skills for Life staff provide mentoring workshops to support vocational instructors to maximise embedding opportunities in the textile workshops, gym and kitchen. 7

8 Skills for Life Support Programme 8 Level 2 – The benchmark for a modern society 44% 14.1 million adults 56% 17.8 million adults 25 % 8 million adults 75% 23.9 million adults 20% 6.4 million adults 80% 25.5 million adults literacy numeracy literacy and numeracy Level 2

9 Skills for Life Support Programme Government targets for % of adults to have functional literacy and numeracy skills i.e. literacy at Level 1 and numeracy at Entry 3. 90% of adults to have achieved a full Level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs at A*-C or equivalent) World Class Skills: Implementing the Leitch Review of Skills in England (2007) 9

10 Skills for Life Support Programme Definitions Skills for Life …the ability to read, write and speak English, and to use mathematics at a level necessary to function and progress at work and in society in general. The Basic Skills Agency, 2001 Functional skills …the core elements of English, mathematics and ICT that provide an individual with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life, education and work. QCA, October

11 Skills for Life Support Programme 11 Level equivalence chart

12 Skills for Life Support Programme Functional skills will: be for all learners (14+) replace key skills from 2010 be a mandatory component of the new Diplomas form part of Foundation Learning be explicitly included in Apprenticeships. 12

13 Skills for Life Support Programme Retention and success rates Higher retention and success rates on embedded vocational courses: 16% higher retention 26% higher success rates on level 2 courses Increased learner achievement in literacy / ESOL and numeracy qualifications: 43% more learners achieved literacy qualifications on a fully- embedded course 23% more learners achieved numeracy qualifications on a fully- embedded course Embedding literacy, language and numeracy in post-16 vocational programmes: the impact on teaching and learning, NRDC

14 Skills for Life Support Programme What providers involved with SfLIP had to say… Their learners: were developing sound, transferable LLN skills were recognising the relevance of LLN skills to their interests / career aspirations were enjoying learning LLN skills and achieving vocational goals. As a result, learners were leaving the provider better prepared for work or progression on to further study. 14

15 Skills for Life Support Programme Contacts Add contact details here: Presenter Address Presenter Telephone (optional) Skills for Life Support Programme Office Contacts: CfBT Education Trust Tel:


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