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Department for Education
Comprehensive web site. It covers education reports, news and research and statistics including 'School and College Performance Tables'. A link to the Edubase Public Portal allows you to search for educational establishments at all levels.

FutureLearn offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop. FutureLearn are a private company wholly owned by The Open University.


Guide to part-time and full-time courses in London and Greater London and links to 'Floodlight' in towns outside the capital.

Search for all levels of courses by region in the UK: fun and career, degrees, masters, MBAs and PhDs.

The Learndirect web site provides information about its online courses and centres.

National Centre for Circus Arts
Previously the The Circus Space. A registered charity based in London, offers workshops and courses (including a degree course) in the circus arts for adults and children, professional and aspiring performers. Find details of these plus information about shows and links to specific circus arts - juggling, acrobatics, mime....

Search for postgraduate courses and jobs and careers.

Financial Help

Family Action: Educational Grants Programme
The Educational Grants Programme offers advice on funding for those studying in post - 14 education in the UK.

Hotcourses Scholarship Search
This web site includes a searchable database of student scholarships, bursaries and awards,

Postgraduate Studentships
Funding and sponsorship for postgraduates at all levels.

Student Finance
An introduction to student finance for full and part-time students giving information about student loans, applying for finance via Student Finance England etc.

Student Loans Company
Information about student finance from the company that handles the management of student loan accounts in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Learning Abroad and International Students in the UK

Association of Commonwealth Universities
The ACU is committed to increasing staff and student mobility and building the capacity of universities worldwide. Grants and awards are available to staff and/or students at ACU member universities.

English UK
Search for private accredited English language schools in the UK by area, type and of course.

Browse by country, topic or indicator to find publications and detailed information about the education systems of Europe at all levels plus statistics.

NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre for the UK)
NARIC evaluates academic qualifications from other countries for a fee.

The British Council - Education and Training
The British Council provides information and support for international students studying in the UK.

UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs
Support and advice e.g. on immigration matters including visas, fees and recognition of qualifications, for students who wish to study in the UK or for UK students who wish to study abroad.

Open Learning

Association of British Correspondence Colleges
Details and information about correspondence colleges and links to their web sites.

National Extension College
Long standing provider of open learning courses.

Open and Distance Learning Quality Council
The Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC) is an independent accreditation body for open and distance learning providers. Search for more information under 'Accredited Providers'.

Open University (OU)
Open University courses.

Study Resources

BBC Study Guides/Bitesize
Brand new guides for GCSEs, Key Stage 3, Scottish Highers and Nationals. Now available on tablet and phone.

Open Learn
The home of free learning from The Open University. Free learning material taken from Open University (OU) courses. You do not have to be an OU student to use these materials.

Revision notes for a selection of GCSE and A levels.

Universities and Colleges

Hot Courses
Find part time/evening, full time non-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses at universities, colleges and learning centres nationwide.

Open Days
Find out about open days at colleges and universities. Select by institution.

To select a university or college course follow the route: 'Course Search',

Universities A-Z from Push Online
Information about how to choose and apply plus independent descriptions about UK universities.

Virtual Training Suite
The Virtual Training Suite provides free Internet tutorials to help you develop your Internet research skills. Subject areas include the sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences and health and life sciences.

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