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Thursday 27 June 2019

Hello <<First Name>>

I’m pleased to announce that our City and Guilds Online Basics accreditation, accessed through Learn My Way, is now available to all members of the Online Centres Network.

An opportunity for you to be able to provide accredited learning for the people you support, as well as being a great addition for their CV. The assessment is an Entry level 3 Online Basics IT Qualification and is part of the City and Guilds Start IT qualification.

The uptake and interest from centres has been really strong and so, due to budget restrictions, we have made the decision to re-introduce a fee for assessment codes.

From Monday 1 July 2019 the first 10 assessment voucher codes for every centre will be free of charge. If you’d like more than 10 voucher codes, they will be charged at £12 per code, but we may be able to reduce this slightly for bulk purchases.

All centres who delivered between 1 April - 30 June 2019 will receive 10 free assessment codes in July 2019.

If you have any questions please give the Network Team a call on 0114 349 1666.

You can find out more about delivering City and Guilds Online Basics accreditation in our handy delivery guide, and if you’d like to deliver the Online Basics accreditation, please complete this form.

Best wishes
Helen Milner OBE

Chief Executive
Good Things 
Foundation

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Spotlight on: Being Woman                        

 

We’d like to say congratulations to Being Woman - our Centre of the Month for June. Centre Manager, Fareeha Usman set up this centre after realising that the community where she lives in Northumberland offers no English classes for refugees and that there was nowhere for people to learn digital skills.  

After establishing that there was an appetite for classes within the local community, especially from refugees and elderly people, Fareeha approached the local YMCA, and is now using it as a base to deliver classes and support people using Learn My Way.

 

Digital Evolution 2019: Help shape this year's conference     

 

Earlier this month, we announced that our annual Digital Evolution conference will take place Thursday 28 November. We’re now working hard to make this year’s event bigger and better but we need your help.

Please complete this short survey tells us what you’d like to hear at this year's conference.

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HOW CAN WE EMBED DIGITAL INCLUSION INTO (PRE-ENTRY) ESOL SUPPORT?

We’re working with
Carnegie UK Trust to understand how we can embed digital inclusion into pre-entry ESOL support. If you are working in this field, join us on Tuesday 16 July. We’d like you to help us understand how we can address low literacy and low digital skills among socially excluded adults. 

This webinar will take place on Tuesday 16 July, 2 - 3 pm.


Register today
 

Course updates: Universal Credit a how to guide

 

To help support your learners with their Universal Credit claims, our learning team has been updating the Universal Credit how-to guide on Learn My Way, in line with policy and system changes.

So what’s different?

• Citizens Advice now has a helpline that anyone can use to get support with Universal Credit applications - the number is 0344  4111 444.

• We’ve also added scenarios to help your learners think about whether applying for Universal Credit online is right for them.

• DWP is also making regular updates to the Universal Credit system and would like to get ongoing feedback on errors. So we’ve also added information about how to report an error on the Universal Credit system.

Visit the Universal Credit course on Learn My Way
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A MEMBER OF THE ONLINE CENTRES NETWORK

We've created a brand new membership logo for all organisations in the Online Centres Network. Please feel free to use this logo on your website, social media or other marketing materials to show that you're part of our big club! We've also recently created membership anniversary logos for organisations that have been in the Network for 5 years or 10 years - if you have not received yours yet and you'd like one, please get in touch.
 

Refurbished computer equipment for members of the Online Centres Network     

 

Get Online @ Home is a digital inclusion initiative created by Microsoft in 2010, to help achieve affordable access to computers. As members of the Online Centres Network, you have access to 10% of the price of refurbished Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu and Toshiba computer equipment using discount code: ONLINECENTRES.

For more information visit the Get Online @ Home website or contact the team by calling 03719 100 100.

Visit the Get Online @ Home website
Webinar: Using CV Assistant with Salim Sheikh, CEO of Smartlyte. Friday 28 June, 11am - 12pm
SHARE AND LEARN MANCHESTER - A CHANCE TO NETWORK WITH OTHER ONLINE CENTRES

On Tuesday 10 September, we’ll be running our first Share and Learn event in Manchester at the St Thomas Centre. It will be a great opportunity to share ideas with other like-minded organisations.

As well as the chance to meet other Online Centres, you’ll have exclusive access to Learn My Way demos presented by our Learning Team, informative workshops to help you with your social media and bid writing skills. and the chance to meet our team!


For the full agenda and to book your place
 

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