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09 December 2009
Ofqual, along with its regulatory partners in Wales and Northern Ireland, has published the criteria for Functional Skills assessments in English, mathematics and ICT.
06 December 2009
Migration and Language Testing
02 December 2009
The UK's first study of basic skills learning in the workplace, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), concludes that workplace basic skills courses are having little impact in their current form.
29 November 2009
The 2008/09 Annual Report principally presents evidence from inspection and regulatory visits undertaken by Ofsted between September 2008 and August 2009. Evidence is taken from inspection activity across the full range of Ofstedā€™s remit, including childc
20 November 2009
Skills Investment Strategy With the exception of Skills for Life Entry Level numeracy, the programme funding uplift in funding for Skills for Life provision will be reduced from 1.4 to 1.2 for 2010-11, with a view to further reductions. The automatic d
17 November 2009
The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill. Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 12 November. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament
17 November 2009
The impact of Train to Gain on skills in employment: a review to follow up the 2007/08 survey report
Department for Business Innovation and Skills
13 November 2009
The current ESOL Skills for Life qualifications, like Functional Skills qualifications, are based on the National Standards for Literacy and Numeracy and have been extended in their current form until 2012.
Right to a Voice Pledge
06 November 2009
NIACE wants the Government to reverse its policy and offer asylum seekers the right to funded English language courses from the first day they arrive in the UK.
Skills for Life Report Card
06 November 2009
report card published by NIACE highlights the progress made to help adults with low literacy and numeracy skills through the Government's Skills for Life strategy, but insists that more help is needed for numeracy, English for Speakers of Other Languages

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