Institute for Learning
Professional body for teachers/trainers in further education & skills
The Skills Funding Agency
An agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Who fund and regulate adult FE and skills training in England. We are part of a network of organisations in the country who commission, manage and market training for adults.
The National Institute of Continuing Adult Education
NIACE is a non-governmental organisation working for more and different adult learners.
The Campaign for Learning
The Campaign for Learning works for an inclusive society in which learning is understood, valued and accessible to everyone as of right. The campaign aims to stimulate learning that will sustain people for life.
Online learning, support and advice from the BBC. Includes information on current BBC campaigns and links to free resources to use with your learners.
National Learning Network
The national learning network (NLN) is a national partnership programme designed to increase the uptake of Information Learning Technology (ILT) across the learning and skills sector in England.
The LSDA have created a range of interactive materials to support the development of ICT skills of teachers and those who directly support teaching and learning. This resource is available online and its free to access!
Quality Improvement Agency (QIA)
The online service for post-16 learning and skills providers and the new home for Learning and Skills Web and Excalibur. Here you will find examples of good practice, self-improvement, suppliers of improvement services plus materials to support teaching and learning.
Ofsted inspect and regulate to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.
NCFE is a national awarding body, recognised in the field of education as a highly professional and responsive organisation. Hampshire County Council’s Adult and Family Learning service has been awarded NCFE’s Investing in Quality Licence, which enables the service to give formal recognition to locally-developed programmes of learning.
Sure Start Children’s Centres are at the heart of the Government’s Every Child Matters: Change for Children Programme. They are a key vehicle for providing services that families need. By 2010 there will be 3,500 – one for every community.
Extended Schools provide a range of services and activities, often beyond the school day, to help meet the needs of children, their families and the wider community.
DBIS aims to support and develop skills in education and science, working closely with businesses, colleges, universities and local government departments.
Department for Education
DCSF is a government department with responsibility for children's services, families, schools, 14-19 education and the Respect Taskforce.