Professor Lorna Unwin
Chair in Vocational Education and Deputy Director of the ESRC-funded Research Centre at the Institute of Education, University of London
Welcome and Opening Remarks on
'Building a secure platform: the role of literacy and numeracy in vocational education and training'
Helen Casey (Keynote address)
Executive Director, NRDC - National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy at the Institute of Education, University of London
'The continuing challenge on supporting literacy & numeracy in the wider
Further Education and Skills Investment and Performance,
Business and Skills Group, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
'Defining the challenge, including Functional Skills Policy Decisions'
'Issues around Implementation of Functional Skills in Apprenticeship Frameworks'
Senior Policy Advisor, UK Qualifications and Skills Team, Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).
'New and updated Teacher, Tutor and Trainer Qualifications for the Further Education and Skills Sector'
LLUK reviewed the teacher, tutor trainer qualifications in 2010 -11. All the qualifications have been updated and will be introduced from 1st September this year. You will have the opportunity to hear about the changes to the current literacy, numeracy and ESOL qualifications. New qualifications to meet the entry requirement for teacher education programmes and for joint literacy and ESOL qualifications will also be introduced. You may have contributed to the survey of new guidance on the qualifications for employers in February and you will hear how that is developing. Finally, there will be information about learning support qualifications and LSIS plans to develop an apprenticeship framework. So in all more than 20 qualifications to consider!
HMI National Adviser for Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) and Employability, Ofsted
'Improving the quality of teaching and learning in literacy & numeracy'
This session will cover:
- recent inspection and survey findings
- the key indicators of good quality provision
- developing the capacity to improve teaching and learning