Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)
Independent advice centre re state education for 5-16 year olds
Arts & Humanities Research Board
Organisation which provides funding and support in advanced research, postgraduate research/training and for libraries, museums and galleries
BBC Schools page
Page providing information about sources of funding for international students
British Educational Communications & Technology Agency (BECTA)
Supported the UK Government and national organisations in the use and development of ICT in education - closed March 2011 (this link takes you to an update page on the Department for Education's website). Archived BECTA website content can be found here.
British Educational Suppliers Association
Access to over 230 educational suppliers
Career Development Loans
Information about CDLs, deferred repayment bank loans to help people pay for vocational learning or education
Council for Industry & Higher Education
Established in 1985 by business leaders and senior academics to help improve the dialogue and mutual understanding between business and academia
Department for Education: Academy Sponsor
Contains information about the role of academy sponsors in turning around underperforming schools; also includes information on how to get involved in the academies programme as a sponsor, or in other ways.
Department for Education and Skills - Student Support
Information about the help that is available to students in England and Wales who want to go into Higher Education. Of interest to students, parents/advisors and administrators
Department For International Development (DFID)
Information about funding for international students wishing to study in the UK
Department of Education, Northern Ireland
Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS)
The Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS) offers guidance and advice on funding for those studying in post-16 education in the UK
HEFCW: Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
Mission: to promote internationally excellent higher education in Wales, for the benefit of individuals, society and the economy, in Wales and more widely; uses resources from the Welsh Government and others to secure higher education (HE) learning and research of the highest quality, make the most of the contribution of HE to Wales's culture, society and economy and ensure high quality, accredited teacher training.
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Website of a major supplier in the educational field
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Independent Schools in the UK
Information from the Independent Schools Council information service (ISCis)
Guidance about opportunities to study in the United Kingdom, including details of funding and visa issues for international students.
Learn online - choose from over 750 courses - free and impartial advice on over 500,000 courses (!) nationwide
Learning & Skills Improvement Service
Formed to accelerate quality improvement, increase participation and raise standards and achievement in the learning and skills sector in England; responsible for developing and providing resources that help colleges and providers implement initiatives and improve quality; this is achieved by commissioning products and services, identifying and sharing good practice throughout the system, and providing tailored programmes of support.
Microsoft in Education
Education resources from Microsoft
National Association of Advisers for Computers in Education
Professional association for those concerned with inspection, advice, support, training and development of the use of information and communications technology in education
The National Curriculum
Overview, key stages, levels of attainment, etc.
The National Education Network
NEN is the UK collaborative network for education, providing schools with a safe, secure and reliable learning environment and direct access to a growing range of online services and content.
National Information & Learning Technologies Association
Membership organisation for those using new technologies to provide lifelong learning
National Learning Network
National Training Awards
"UK's premier accolade for organisations and individuals that have achieved lasting excellence through training"
Inspection reports on 24,000 schools in England, plus more information
Scholarchip Search UK
A freely searchable database of undergraduate and postgraduate awards
Offers pupils hands-on experience of internet technology
Scottish Funding Council
The Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC) is the national, strategic body that is responsible for funding teaching and learning provision, research and other activities in Scotland's thirty-seven colleges and nineteen universities and higher education institutions; more commonly known as 'the Scottish Funding Council' or 'SFC'
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT)
SSAT works with schools throughout England, and in thirty-six countries across the world, to raise achievement for all students (3-19 years); an independent, not for profit charity whose resources are invested in supporting the school system; over 90% of English mainstream secondary schools, 50% of special schools, and more than 600 primary schools are members of SSAT; largest membership organisation for academies and converter academies.
Government website covering a wide range of subjects including teaching and learning, professional development, management, research, etc.
United Kingdom Education Advisory Service
Helps overseas students get a UK education
UK government website: Student finance, loans and universities
Wide-ranging UK government site covering finding and applying for a course, financial support, training for the workplace, etc.
UNICO - The University Companies Association
"Building bridges between universities and the commercial world"