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Supporting your Essential Digital Skills delivery

ETF National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills Vikki Liogier profiles the Education and Training Foundation’s support for those involved in the delivery of Essential Digital Skills.

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CfESEND blog: Supporting high aspirations for learners with SEND

In this blog, City College Norwich discuss having high aspirations for their learners with SEND and reflect on useful toolkits.

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CfESEND blog: The road to inclusion is paved with high aspirations

In this blog, Derby College Group explore high aspirations in legislation, policy and culture and ask learners and parents why high aspirations matter.

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CfESEND blog: why high aspirations for staff results to high aspirations for learners

Weston College showcase how staff support learners with SEND to have high aspirations, particularly with making the move to university.

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CfESEND blog: employer experiences and supporting learners with transition into work

City College Norwich share employer experiences of employing learners with SEND and top tips how to supports learners with transition into work.

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CfESEND: Transition Season

Weston College discuss seamless transition programmes for new and existing programmes. ‘Transition does not have a season, it is a continual process.’

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CfESEND blog: Transition to and within further education, a learners and parent’s perspective

Derby College talks to young people and parents about their experiences of transition into College, between College curriculums and what effect these experiences have on their feelings of belonging, thoughts on progression, and current and future aspirations.

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CfESEND blog: City College Norwich share employers’ views on employing a learner with SEND

This blog focuses on employers’ views of employing a learner with SEND and how leaders have an important role in shaping cultural change.

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CfESEND blog: The impact of specialist staff from a parent’s perspective

In this blog, Weston College share the impact specialist staff make on learners with SEND and the Centres for Excellence (CfE) in SEND Phase 3 launch.

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CfESEND blog: Derby College reflect on anticipating inclusion needs (SEND) in Further Education settings

In this blog, Derby College reflect on anticipating inclusion needs (SEND) in Further Education settings, and research informed practice.

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Alex Stevenson

Effective digital skills teaching in the context of digital exclusion: ESOL and non-formal learning

Drawing on research with ESOL practitioners in formal and informal settings, Head of Essential and Life Skills at Learning and Work Institute Alex Stevenson reflects on the links between basic digital skills and other basic skills, including literacy and ESOL.

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What is an effective digital experience for learners?

Sarah Knight, Head of Learning and Teaching Transformation at Jisc, looks at the findings of its recent research on learners’ experiences and expectations of digital learning and asks what can be learnt from them.

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Emma Langlois

Delivering foundation digital skills to beginner learners

Emma Langlois, Digital Skills and Preparation for Work Curriculum Manager at Manchester Adult Education, reflects on the lessons that have been learned during the implementation of its Digital Skills for Beginners course.

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Entitlement for Essential Digital Skills (EDS) Qualifications – Adult and Community Education

Dr Sue Pember CBE, Policy Director for Holex, considers the increased importance of digital skills for adult learners as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the challenges that must be overcome, including how and by whom they can be most effectively taught.

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The Third Functional Skill: We should embed digital skills in all learning activities

In the fifth of a series of Essential Digital Skills ‘Thought Pieces’, Novus Digital Learning Lead Steve Grix focuses on the importance of digital skills to learners in the Prison Education Framework.

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