Resources

Education

Association of Colleges
aoc.co.uk
Represents and promotes the interests of Colleges and provide members with professional support services

Careconnect Learning
careconnectlearn.co.uk
Careconnect delivers essential training for the Health & Social Care Sector

Lifelong Learning
lifelonglearning.co.uk
For the promotion and development of lifelong learning. Supported by the Department for Education and Skills

Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED)
ofsted.gov.uk
Inspects and regulates to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
qaa.ac.uk
Checks how universities maintain their own academic standards and quality. Reviews and reports on how they meet their responsibilities, identify good practice and make recommendation for improvement

The Educator's Reference Desk
eduref.org
Links to over 3000 resources on a variety of educational issues. This collection includes Internet sites, educational organizations, and electronic discussion groups

The Higher Education Funding Council For England
hefce.ac.uk
Promotes and funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research, meeting the needs of students, the economy and society

The Higher Education Funding Council For Scotland
shefc.ac.uk
Distributes more than £1.6 billion to Scotland’s colleges and universities for teaching and learning, research and other activities in support of Scottish government priorities

The Higher Education Funding Council For Wales
hefcw.ac.uk
Promotes internationally excellent higher education in Wales, for the benefit of individuals, society and the economy, in Wales and more widely

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC)
lsc.gov.uk
Aims to improve the skills of England’s young people and adults

The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA)
ucea.ac.uk
Provides UK higher education institutions with a framework for discussion, advice and guidance on a range of pay and employment matters

TUC Training Courses
http://www.unionlearn.org.uk/courses/index.cfm/ty/3/
Access the various courses provided by the TUC Unionlearn within regions

University and College Union (UCU)
ucu.org.uk
The largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK