Key regional contacts from across the East Midlands with an interest in SfL, who you may want to contact direct via email.
Derbyshire Employment & Skills Board (DESB) - Diane Jeffery
Diane co-ordinates the work of the DESB, which includes the Skills for Life and Work Theme Group. The group works strategically: to co-ordinate the development of SfL throughout Derbyshire; to avoid duplication, ensure complementarity and share good practice; to develop collaborative activities between providers and monitor the outcomes.
Diane is the central contact for the Skills for Life & Work Theme Group.
East Midlands Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (EMCETT) - Ian Grayling
Ian is the Director for EMCETT, which is one of 11 National Centres for Excellence funded by the Learning & Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). EMCETT support providers and employers delivering initial and continuing teacher education for the Lifelong Learning Sector and sponsor the East Midlands SfL Forum, its associated Strategic Workforce Development Group and this website. EMCETT are currently developing blended-learning models for the delivery of the new SfL Teaching Diplomas as well as PTTLS through to DTLLS.
East Midlands Skills and Learning Partnership - Colette Byrne
Colette co-ordinates the East Midlands Skills and Learning Partnership, which is a regional partnership for Learning and Skills Voluntary and Community Sector consortia in the East Midlands, supporting the VCS to fully engage in the learning and skills agenda. Colette works as the Regional Partnership Manager for Enable (the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Learning and Skills Consortium).
Functional Skills Support Programme – Howard Parker
A helpline is also available to answer functional skills queries including requests for information, training enquiries and general enquiries. Helpline number: 0115 854 1605 (9am–5pm Monday to Friday) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute for Learning - Kathryn Robinson
Kathryn is the IfL Connection Advisor working through EMCETT to provide advice, guidance and specialist knowledge of the IfL and the CPD requirement.
Leicestershire and Leicester City Learning Partnership – Pauline Swanton
The LLCLP is the organisation that coordinates CPD activity in Leicestershire.
LLUK Midlands - Mac Sandal
Mac works for LLUK as the Sector Engagement Advisor for the Midlands.
LSC East Midlands / Skills Funding Agency – Diana Pudney
Diana will be taking forward Skills for Life in the East Midlands for the LSC/SfA
NIACE East Midlands Region - Anne O’Grady
Anne works for NIACE as the Regional Programme Director; her work focuses on research and development in the support of adult LLN.
QCF Readiness Provider Support Programme - Venetia Knight
Venetia is the regional team member for the East Midlands area. If you’d like to speak with the regional contact for your area call the QCF helpline on 0845 609 9001 or send an email request:
Skills for Life Support Programme - Elaine Scott
Elaine is the Lead Development Advisor for the LSIS – Skills for Life Support Programme in the East Midlands.
Train to Gain East Midlands Region - Janet Moody
Janet is the regional contact for the Train to Gain Brokerage Service.
Union Learn East Midlands Region - Mary Alys
Mary is the Regional Manager for Union Learn.