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Our work to date

The Network first began to explore how the Regional Development team could support the development of workplace language, literacy and numeracy in the North East as a result of the DfES – funded project Building Basic Skills in the Workplace Initiative 2000-2001. Since then a number of professional development courses have been delivered across the region, including the development of two new customised half day courses, one on Promoting provision to employees and the other on Reaching Employers. These were first piloted in the North East and have since been successfully offered nationally through our professional Development team.


Latest news

The Network and the Get On Local Government Campaign

The Network is delivering a new national project on behalf of the Employers' Organisation for local government to build Skills for Life awareness and capacity within local authorities. Over the coming months the Network will be contextualising the Skills for Life Level 2 Certificate in Adult Learner support to reflect the needs and aims of local government. The intended audience for the qualification is likely to be HR and Training Managers, Middle Managers with responsibility for managing staff performance and Union Learning Representatives.

The programme will be piloted in different regions, including the North East. The project will also include evaluation, identification of lessons learned, recommendations for on-going roll-out and a dissemination event.

For further information about this project please contact suebatt@workplaceLLNnetwork.co.uk.



If you would like more information about the services we can provide, please email admin@workplaceLLNnetwork.co.uk.

For a hard copy of our portfolio of Regional Development Activities please contact the Regional Projects Coordinator, email admin@workplaceLLNnetwork.co.uk, telephone 07970 150848.

To find out more about the work of the Regional Development team across the English regions contact Sue Batt, Director of Regional Development, email suebatt@workplaceLLNnetwork.co.uk telephone 07970 150848.


Services currently available from the Regional Development team

The Network has a specialist team of regional staff and consultants who provide customised support for a range of clients and stakeholders across the regions.

The list below gives an example of the type of activities and products we offer :

  • Seminars for practitioners and other stakeholders
  • Celebration and award event for language, literacy and numeracy learners
  • Survey on employer perspectives on workplace language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) programmes
  • Survey on broker/ provider working relationships
  • Development of web-based provider toolkit on setting up workplace LLN programmes
  • Survey of professional development needs in terms of up workplace LLN
  • Research on LLN development needs in the construction sector
  • Survey of workplace LLN provision in the retail sector
  • Training workshops for ETP staff
  • Training workshops for workbased learning providers
  • Newsletters
  • Consultancy
  • Video and CDROM on learner experiences
  • Directory of workplace LLN provision

A more detailed list of services we offer can be found in Working with The Network.

Latest News:

Funder Finder Serivce - Using funding to support workplace LLN delivery. A guide which considers how providers can fund workplace LLN provision.


The Toolkit: for setting up Workplace LLN - Brings together a pool of resources for workplace LLN in order to make good practice freely available.

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