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The quality and relevance of staff training to deliver ABE and ESOL - March 2010

There is no recognised national framework for practitioners delivering provision for adult basic education and English for speakers of other languages. This makes it difficult for practitioners to become appropriately qualified. Read more >

How effective is provision for learners aged 16 to 19 years with language acquisition needs? - July 2009

In general, teachers and learners feel that support for learners with English language acquisition needs for 16-19 year-olds is good. However, there are not enough qualified staff who can support learners for whom English is an additional or second language. As a result, a vast majority of these learners are failing to keep up with the pace of lessons or training sessions. In addition, there is a lack of national strategy to bring together the organisations working with learners with English language acquisition needs which has led to variation in provision between further education and schools. Read more >