More Speakers confirmed for "Moving ePortfolios into the Mainstream" Seminar (22.05.13)
We are pleased to announce that more speakers have been confirmed for the:Moving ePortfolios into the Mainstreampractical lessons and resources to get you to implementation and beyondOne-Day Seminar in conjunction with JISC Regional Support Centre South WestDate: Wednesday 22 May 2013Time: 10.00 am - 3.30 pmVenue: Learning South West, Bishops Hull House, Taunton (TA1 5EP)The Updated Pro..
Article Added at 10/05/2013 15:37
New AELP Chief Executive announced
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has announced that Stewart Segal will be their new Chief Executive, following the retirement of the current Chief Executive, Graham Hoyle OBE, in three months time.Mr Segal has experience of the FE sector, where he counts funding issues among his areas of expertise, having already worked with ALEP for a number of years. He was also Chief Executive of national training provider Spring Skills and Hertfordshire Training and Enterprise Coun..
Article Added at 10/05/2013 15:33
Making a difference - book your place NOW!
Making a difference - Effective co-production with young peopleThis one-day course will help you plan participative events so young people can take the lead in organising and delivery.The course is to be held onWednesday 10th July 2013at Wellington Young People’s Centre, Wellington, Somerset This one-day course will help you plan a training day, consultation or event together with young people and allow them to take the lead and run the activities with other young people or adults.The day..
Article Added at 07/05/2013 12:22
REGISTER NOW for our new CPD Events taking place this June & July
Click here to get more information and how to book a place on our new events taking placethis June and July...
Article Added at 29/04/2013 23:52
New for Summer '13: "Moving ePortfolios into the Mainstream" A Seminar (22.05.13)
Moving ePortfolios into the Mainstreampractical lessons and resources to get you to implementation and beyondA One-Day Seminar in conjunction with JISC Regional Support Centre South WestDate: Wednesday 22 May 2013Time: 10.00 am - 3.30 pmVenue: Learning South West, Bishops Hull House, Taunton (TA1 5EP) About the EventMuch has been achieved in the last decade to establish the value of ePortfo..
Article Added at 29/04/2013 23:13
VYON-SW April E-Bulletin OUT NOW!
The latest issue of our E-Bulletin is now available to download...
Article Added at 29/04/2013 14:03
BIG Network Meeting - Book your place now!
! BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW !'Transforming Times - focussing upon the changes and opportunities for youth work in the South West'Our forthcoming BIG Network Meeting will be held from 10.45 am – 3.30 pm (refreshments available from 10.00 am)on Monday 24th June 2013at Bridgwater YMCAWe’re delighted to welcome Dr Hilary Emery, Chief Executive of the National Children’s Bureau as our Keynote Speaker – further speakers to be announced shortly.Please note that the conference times ha..
Article Added at 26/04/2013 11:00
Guidelines for New Teaching & Training Quals in FE & Skills (2013) released
The Learning Skills & Improvement Service (LSIS) have developed, in partnership withkey stakeholders, Guidelines to support employers, practitioners and Initial Teacher Education providers in working with the new qualifications.Follow the links below to view the overview and individual guidelineshttp://www.lsis.org.uk/news/guidance-changes-fe-and-skills-teaching-qualifications-released-0http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/node/24150Please note the various guidelines were uploa..
Article Added at 26/04/2013 01:03
Annual Conference 2013: "Steering the Ship - navigating the future" (22.05.13)
Women's Leadership Network Annual Conference 2013:"Steering the Ship - navigating the future"in partnership with College Leadership Services (expertise in FE) and supported by LSISDate: Wednesday 22 May 2013Venue: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London (W1W 6JJ)The WLN event of the year! Always inspirational, frequently challenging.This year’s event promises to be extremely valuable for leaders and potential leaders - and that includes men as..
Article Added at 25/04/2013 23:47
Download the April 2013 issue of the What's Hot newsletter now!
The latest issue of our bi-monthly online newsletter "What's Hot" in Learning & Skills is now available to download...
Article Added at 10/04/2013 15:05
Out Now! Our NEW Programme of CPD Events for Summer 2013
Download your copy of our new Continuing Professional Develoment Programme of Development Opportunities for Summer 2013 now!Our Summer 2013 programme offers a variety of CPD events for you and your colleaguesto choose from over the coming months, including courses on:• performance management• teaching observation• dyslexia awareness, strategies, tips and tools• delivering outstanding teaching a..
Article Added at 20/03/2013 21:00
Be part of the SW Adult Learners' Week Ceremony - Sponsorship packages available
Adult Learners' Week is 18th -24th May 2013 and our South West Award Ceremony is at Sandy Park Conference & Banqueting Centre in Exeter on the evening of 23rd May.The South West Adult Learners' Week Awards are an opportunity to celebrate adult learners’ achievements and to use those achievements to inspire and encourage others.We are pleased to announce apt awards (formerly OCNSW Region) as our Headline Sponsor for this years South West Adult Learners' Week Awards. ..
Article Added at 14/03/2013 11:16
Hold an Adult Learners' Week Event this May and promote the benefits of learning
Adult Learners' Week 2013 will take place on 18-24 May 2013 Each year, thousands of events take place across England engaging adults from all ages and backgrounds to get involved in learning. Last year over 295 events/taster sessions took place in the South West encouraging people to try a new skill or learn something new. Why not highlight your organisation's commitment to learning and inspire adults to discover ways that they can learn by holding an event, open day or taster session du..
Article Added at 08/03/2013 13:20
Nominate Anna Sayce for the Positive Role Model Award for Age
I have been nominated on behalf of Sounds Positive for The Positive Role Model Award for Age forThe National Diversity Awards 2013 and need more nominations!To find out more, please read the information sheet about the project, Sounds Positive,explaining all we do to support young people in creating a positive image of themselves in the media.The nomination form is small and doesn’t take long to fill out so if you have the time please could you click here to submit your nominatio..
Article Added at 01/03/2013 15:50
Sponsor an award at the Sounds Positive South West Youth Work & Young People Awards Ceremony 2013
Sponsor an award at the Sounds Positive South West Youth Work & YoungPeople Awards Ceremony 2013To celebrate the fantastic work done by youth work organisations and young volunteers and campaigners in the South West of England, the Regional Youth Work Unit at Learning South West will be holding the inaugural annual South West Youth Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 3 July 2013.The Awards Ceremony will be a celebratory lunch at The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare for award nominees and sponsors. The..
Article Added at 25/02/2013 11:20
FE Guild Main Consultation - Have your say!
The FE Guild project has been set up to undertake a detailed study, between November 2012and April 2013, into the concept of establishing an FE Guild. The project is aimed at enhancingand developing the professionalism of the Further Education workforce and a vital element of theproject is the widest possible consultation with the diverse FE sector.The main consultation on the FE Guild has now been launched and you can download the various consultation documents and response forms from..
Article Added at 11/02/2013 12:47
Learning South West Half Year Membership Offer
Our membership year runs from 1st August 2012 - 31st July 2013 and membership of Learning South West can have many benefits for your organisation. You can save even more at the moment with our half yearly membership offer! We have over 85 members of Learning South West including Regional Youth Work Unit members. Members take advantage of a wide range of benefits available to them. For example, due to discounts, they can now expect to have saved the cost of membership after on average just fou..
Article Added at 05/02/2013 10:18
LSIS Advanced Teaching & Learning Coach Programme - Register Now!
Learning South West are delighted to announce the launch of the Regional Hub for deliveryof the LSIS Advanced Teaching and Learning Coach programme.Are you passionate about improving teaching and learning?Do you believe in supporting teachers and trainers to be the best they can be?Are you interested in training a team of Teaching and Learning Coaches in your own organisation?If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” then you may be interested in the Advanced Teaching and Lear..
Article Added at 26/11/2012 16:22
THE FINAL Lord Lingfield Review on Professionalism in Further Education
The long awaited Lord Lingfield review was finally released yesterday afternoon. Lord Lingfield, working with an expert panel, was commissioned by the Government to see how to raise standards and professionalism in the sector so it can best serve its students and workforce. Their conclusions include the endorsement of a guild that would enhance the status of the sector by providing a single body to set professional standards and codes of behaviour, as well as develop qualifications. They also..
Article Added at 24/10/2012 10:00
Are you a member of Learning South West yet?
Our membership year runs from 1st August 2012 - 31st July 2013 and membership of Learning South West can have many benefits for your organisation.Even though our new membership year only began last Week (1st August) we already have over 30 members that have either joined or renewed their membership.Members take advantage of a wide range of benefits available to them. For example, due to discounts, they can now expect to have saved the cost of membership after on average just four (in some cases ..
Article Added at 09/08/2012 16:47
LEVEL 2 AWARD IN YOUTH WORK PRACTICE -REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FORTHCOMING LEVEL 2 AWARD IN YOUTH WORK PRACTICE COURSE IN THE YEOVIL AREA COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 2012-CLICK HERE..
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2011 Annual Review published
Read our Annual Review outlining our major achievements with members and partners over the period 2010 to 2011...
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Government 'Positive for Youth' Policy published
Click here to read more. The Regional Youth Work Unit plans to run a seminar on its implications for the South West in February - more details to follow shortly...
Article Added at 04/01/2012 16:44
Enrol Now-Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
Enrol Now! Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement This course is for you if…. You are involved in training and assessing paid or voluntary youth workersYou want to develop your knowledge and skills in assessmentYou want to gain the latest nationally approved assessor qualification Start Date: 3rd November 2011End date: 1st June 2012 Venue:Learning South West, Bishops Hull House,Bishops Hull, Taunton TA1 5EP Units to be delivered • D/601/5313 Understa..
Article Added at 17/10/2011 10:00
World Skills - We are one of the partners coordinating the Have a Go campaign
World Skills London 2011 which took place from 5th-8th October is the world’s largest skills competition and celebrates many talents - from car maintenance to hairdressing to landscape gardening. Part of the World Skills initiative, the ‘Have a Go’ campaign will allow people to gain hands-on experience in a new activity at any time between now and February 2012 and hopefully be inspired to find out more about learning. In this region Learning South West is one of the par..
Article Added at 13/10/2011 11:14
Learning South West in the News
Learning South West in the News John Twyford columnist for the Tiverton Gazette wrote a fantastic article praising the Youth News page which features monthly in the paper and is written by young people supported by Suzannah Beament the Sounds Positive Officer at LSW. He says ' I think it's fantastic. Not only is it great for us older readers to find out what this group of young people are thinking but it must be satisfying for them to get those views in the paper. It's a tribute to ..
Article Added at 02/08/2011 10:36
Update on the Review of Qualifications for Learning Professionals
Details of the recent Review of Qualifications for Learning Professionals in England (conducted by LLUK October 2010 - February 2011) can now be found on the Excellence Gateway website.The site also contains the recently published PTLLS Awarding Organisation Guidance (June 2011). This is just the guidance for the Awarding Organisations - which they will now use to develop their qualifications.The intention is that the revised PTLLS qualifications should be available from Autumn 2..
Article Added at 06/07/2011 11:50
LLUK/ACETT "Plain English" Guide to Effective Teaching Practice - download here
"Developing & Supporting Effective Teaching Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector - Guidance for ProvidersPractitioner and inspection evidence shows that teachers and trainers who experience a range of teaching practice and are supported by a mentor have a broader understanding of how to teach and train effectively. Yet organisations, especially smaller providers, say it can be challenging to develop and support effective teaching practice.To address this challenge, Lifelo..
Article Added at 06/07/2011 11:30
Partners in Diversity
Latest News from the Learn + Project March 2011 Learning South West is working in partnership with partners from Portugal, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey to deliver the Learn+ Project which is funded by the European Commission, Lifelong Learning Programme – Grundtvig. The project team are developing a training course for adult Teachers and Trainers. The course is designed using a blended delivery approach to support practitioners to manage ‘Diversity&..
Article Added at 13/04/2011 14:21
Learning South West in the Press
More than 30 learners, including Michael Parham from Chard, and employers attended a Think Smart awards ceremony at Yeovil College. College Principal James Hampton and Learning South West’s Chief Executive Paula Jones presented the awards. Michael, who is employed at the Tea Tree in Ilminster, received an outstanding achievement award and the outstanding part-time student of the year award...
Article Added at 05/04/2011 12:12
172 SMART Somerset companies win by training
Employers and their staff in Somerset have been celebrating the completion of a successful training enterprise project run by Learning South West Read more on this great success story. Photograph Caption: Employers, staff and those associated with the successful Think Smart project join the celebrations at Learning South West. The Somerset project involved 172 employers and 56 coaches, and 714 staff were trained The photograph includes representatives from Autism Solutions, Yeovil C..
Article Added at 14/03/2011 10:39
NEW DIRECTIONS TO BISHOPS HULL HOUSE AS A RESULT OF PERMANENT ROAD CLOSURE
Due to the development of the land opposite Bishops Hull House for housing, access to Bishops Hull Road from the A38 is now permanently closed. All customers visiting Learning South West will now have to come via Waterfield Drive in order to get to Bishops Hull House. Click here for a map outlining these changes and the new directions you will have to take. Do not hesitate to give us a ring on 01823 335491 if you need any further assistance in relation to your visit to Learning South West...
Article Added at 03/03/2011 11:13
Sounds Positive - Young people are doing it for themselves
Young people in the south west, fed up with their often negative image in the media, have been given a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to promote a more positive impression in future. The grant for the project, Sounds Positive, is worth £324,712 over four years. The initiative comes directly from young people themselves and was agreed to be a priority for the region by the 60 members of the UKYP in the south west. Once the project is underway over 200 young people throughout the S..
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