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DoE Childcare Sector Support Scheme

A new £10.5m scheme to support the childcare sector will open for applications on Monday. The Department of Education said the financial package would ensure as many providers as possible can reopen or remain open following the lockdown. The Childcare Recovery Support scheme will be available for day care settings, playgroups and childminders. An earlier support package set up by …

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Belfast MET ESOL Registrations

Belfast Met ESOL students who have not been allocated a place on a course in the last academic year (19/20), will need to make an appointment for assessment/enrolment again for the new academic year beginning in September. Assessments will be online this year and are taking place in August.  All new students will need to book a place for assessment. Bookings …

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NI Assembly Post-Primary Transfer Survey

Committee for Education Post-Primary Transfer Survey Introduction The Committee for Education is seeking the views of stakeholders in respect of post-primary transfer. The following survey will take a few minutes to complete. The responses may be used to inform the terms of reference of further related Committee scrutiny. In line with GDPR this information will not be used or retained for …

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ESOLNI Call for Funding Applications

  ‘ESOL NI Call for funding applications 2020/21’ issued by the Department for the Economy, under the Home Office – Additional English Language Training Fund and provided through the Northern Ireland Refugee Resettlement Scheme (NIRRS). Please see attached the funding Guidance Documents – July 2020 with the following documents: ESOL – Guidance 001 – General Guidance to both Funding Categories …

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Traveller & Roma History to be Included in Curricula in EU

The  Council of Europe  Ministers adopt recommendation to include the history of Travellers and Roma in school curricula and teaching materials. The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has adopted a Recommendation that for the first time ever calls on its 47 member states to include the history of Roma and/or Travellers (*) in school curricula and teaching materials. An effective tool to combat hatred, discrimination and prejudice, radicalisation, …

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Peace IV PACT Programme for Women – North West

Foyle Women’s Information Network based in Bishop Street, Derry-Londonderry. They are working with TWN and Intercomm in Belfast to deliver a PEACE IV project, that is specifically targeted to empower, engage, transform and connect women aged 16+ in counties Derry, Donegal, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim and Sligo. This is a free course which offers an ILM assured digital qualification in Peace …

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Register to Receive European Day of Languages Resources

Are you a teacher and do you want to help your students celebrate the European Day of Languages (EDL) on 26 September?  Then register on https://t.co/lccrRyA0ba your interest to receive EDL materials such as pencils, stickers etc. @LangTeachersIre @ACPF_Irlande @PDSTie @INTOnews https://t.co/8wiIEbjKOZ

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Free Universal Credit Awareness Session

Universal Credit Information & Awareness Training (half day) The introduction of Universal Credit (UC) represents a fundamental change to the benefits system and has brought many changes and challenges for claimants and advisers alike. With the ongoing rollout in NI being  followed by the migration of clients from legacy benefits to Universal Credit advisers need to be capable of guiding …

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Law Centre Migrants and Benefits Course – various locations

Migrants and benefits This course gives advisers the tools they need to quickly identify what entitlement migrants have to social security and other public services. Can a Latvian worker receive help with housing costs? Can a Syrian refugee claim Universal Credit? Can an American spouse claim disability benefits? Can a victim of trafficking get free healthcare?   This course will …

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