Agencies and charities promoting learning and development plus links to UK and US universities and business schools.

Apprentices information for individuals and employers about all aspects of apprenticeships
www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Association of Business Schools details of 100+ UK business schools
www.the-abs.org.uk

Campaign for Learning – aims to stimulate learning that will sustain people for life.
www.campaign-for-learning.org.uk

Children’s Workforce Development Council for England including early years, social care, foster care and Connexions workers
www.cwdcouncil.org.uk

Human Resources Degree is a non-profit resource created for students who are interested in learning about their educational options with HR degrees and programs in the USA. The site lists all accredited US human resources degree colleges and universities on the web.
www.humanresourcesdegree.com

Investors in People UK
www.iipuk.co.uk

learndirect – online learning and information services
www.learndirect.co.uk

Lifelong Learning
www.lifelonglearning.co.uk

NIACE – The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, a non governmental body advancing the interests of adult learners and potential learners
www.niace.org.uk

National Council for Work Experience – promoting, supporting and developing quality work experience for the benefit of students, organisations and the economy.
www.work-experience.org

National Literacy Trust an independent charity dedicated to building a literate nation.
www.literacytrust.org.uk

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (England and NI) – includes useful descriptions of the qualification frameworks.
www.qca.org.uk

Scottish Qualifications Authority
www.sqa.org.uk

Skills Funding Agency – set up on 1 April 2010 to fund and regulate further education and skills training in England
http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/

UK Commission for Employment and Skills – aims to raise UK prosperity and opportunity by improving employment and skills.
www.ukces.org.uk

Universities in the UK and their heads
www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/members/

Young People’s Learning Agency Рlaunched in April 2010 to champion education and training for young people in England
http://www.ypla.gov.uk/