LIFELONG LEARNING

ADULT LEARNERS' GATEWAY
A DfES web site providing links to advice on adult learning and information on Government policy.
http://www.waytolearn.co.uk/



BASIC SKILLS AGENCY
The Basic Skills Agency is the national development organisation for literacy and numeracy in England and Wales. As well as the latest news on basic skills, the Learning Zone lets you test your basic skills and find out what courses are available.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/



BBC LEARNING
The BBC web site is one of the most popular sites in the country. This area of the site is dedicated to learning and contains information about adult learning.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/



BBC SKILLSWISE
Games, quizzes and more to help you improve your literacy and numeracy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/



CAREER DEVELOPMENT LOANS
Career Development Loans are operated by the Department for Education and Skills in partnership with four high street banks. They can be used to help you gain new qualifications or open the door to a whole new career. You can find out further information about this scheme on this web site.
http://www.lifelonglearning.co.uk/



CV WRITING TIPS
A free resume/CV writing advice and tips web site.
http://www.alec.co.uk/cvtips/index.htm



DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS
The Government Department responsible for Lifelong Learning. This site provides information about Government initiatives, Ministerial responsibility within the Department as well as publications, speeches and press releases.
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/index.shtml



DFEE - THE UNION LEARNING FUND
Details the type of bids the DfEE is looking for and all practical information on how to go about accessing the fund.
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/ulf



E-LEARNING GLOSSARY
A collection of terms and their definitions to help you 'speak' e-learning.
http://www.learningcircuits.org/glossary.html



FACING REDUNDANCY
Advice from the TUC for people facing redundancy. Includes information about training and retraining.
http://www.tuc.org.uk/tuc/rights_redundancy.cfm



GET ON
Get On campaign web site. The aim of the campaign is to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths.
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/get-on/



LEARNDIRECT
Learndirect provides access to high quality courses, over 80 per cent of them on-line. You choose what to learn, when to learn - and you can learn as quickly or as slowly as you like.
http://www.learndirect.co.uk/



LEARNING AND SKILLS COUNCIL
The Learning and Skills Council is responsible for all post-16 education and training and brings together Training and Enterprise Councils and Further Education Funding Council. There are 47 local Learning and Skills Councils across England.
http://www.lsc.gov.uk/national/default.htm



LEARNING AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
The Learning and Skills Development Agency is a national resource for the development of policy and practice for post-16 education and training. This site provides detailed information on the latest programmes, events and useful contacts.
http://www.lsda.org.uk/flash/splash.swf



LIFELONG LEARNING
A web site devoted to the promotion of Lifelong Learning.
http://www.lifelonglearning.dfes.gov.uk/



MARCHMONT OBSERVATORY
Guidelines on good practice in e-learning and work-based training.
http://www.marchmont.ac.uk/



MODERN APPRENTICESHIP
Part of the DfES web site which explains Modern Apprenticeships, what qualifications you can work towards and who to contact to find out more.
http://www.realworkrealpay.info/



MONEY TO LEARN
A DfES web site providing advice on financial help for adults in further and higher education.
http://www.lifelonglearning.co.uk/moneytolearn/



NATIONAL GRID FOR LEARNING
A portal which brings together a network of sites dedicated to learning and education.
http://www.ngfl.gov.uk/index.jsp



NEW OPPORTUNITIES FUND
The National Opportunities Fund is a Lottery Distributor which was created to award grants to health, education and environment projects throughout the UK.
http://www.nof.org.uk/



NIACE - THE NATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR ADULT LEARNING
Providing information on the work carried out by NIACE to promote and support adult learning.
http://www.niace.org.uk/



NVQS
Want to make sense of NVQs? This site explains NVQs and provides advice to help you gain an NVQ.
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/nvq/



READ WRITE PLUS
The home page of the Adult Basic Skills Strategy Unit, which leads and co-ordinates all aspects of the national strategy to improve levels of adult literacy and numeracy in England.
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/readwriteplus/



SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
Swansea University has the perfect environment in which to live and study. Our parkland campus has a spectacular seafront location within easy reach of a vibrant city. With a long history of academic success and a modern approach to study, Swansea could be the right choice for you.
http://www.swan.ac.uk/



THE GUIDANCE COUNCIL
This is the web site of the National Advisory Council for Careers and Educational Guidance, generally called the Guidance Council. The Guidance Council is the national body for all organisations in the UK concerned with information, advice and guidance about learning and work for adults and young people.
http://www.guidancecouncil.com/



THE NATIONAL TRAINING AWARDS
The National Training Awards are presented to organisations and individuals who have achieved lasting excellence and success through training. It is aimed at those who have decided to improve their chances of success through learning new skills. Find out how to enter the 2002 awards on this web site.
http://www.nationaltrainingawards.com/



TRADE UNION EDUCATION
TUC Education Service offers a programme of accredited courses for union learning reps, stewards, safety representatives, pension scheme trustees and other trade union representatives.
http://www.tuc.org.uk/learning/index.cfm?mins=9



TUC LEARNING SERVICES
The TUC Learning Services web site offers up to the minute news and information on Lifelong Learning and learning through the workplace. A must visit site for Learning Reps.
http://www.learningservices.org.uk/index.cfm?nextrequested=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2elearningservices%2eorg%2euk%2flinks%2findex%2ecfm



UK ONLINE CENTRES
UK Online Centres allow anyone in England to have access to the internet and e-mail near to where they live. This web site will help you find your nearest centre and provide you with more information on what UK Online Centres can offer.
http://www.tuc.org.uk/tuc/unions_main.cfm#n



UNIVERSITY FOR INDUSTRY
Ufi aims to increase the demand for Lifelong Learning and promote the Government's vision of a learning culture. The Ufi's learning services are delivered through Learndirect.
http://www.ufi.com/home/default.asp



WALES TUC LEARNING SERVICES
Keep up-to-date with the latest information on Learning Services in Wales on this bilingual web site.
http://www.wtuclearn.org.uk/default1.asp



WORKERS' EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION
The Workers' Education Association is the largest voluntary provider of adult learning opportunities. This web site includes information on its workplace learning initiatives.
http://www.wea.org.uk/



WORKTRAIN
The national jobs and learning site delivered by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Employment Service. This site will help you find jobs, training courses, career information and childcare providers
http://www.worktrain.gov.uk/worktrain/homepage.aspx?sessionid=784667c9-0936-43d1-aef8-6a2721c6f4f3

Miners Remember
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Holiday Pay Ruling
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Power Cuts
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