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Lifelong Learning » Useful Information

This section directs you to sources of information relevant to Lifelong Learning.

BBC Guide
BBC guide to higher and further education in the UK.

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Contains a vast amount of information about further education in the UK.

The official guide to part-time and full-time courses run by public-sector colleges, universities and adult education centres in all the London boroughs.

HERO is the official gateway to the UK's universities, colleges and research organisations.

Hot Courses
Searchable database of over 500,000 courses around the UK. Courses listed cover part-time and evening classes through to full-time degree courses which you can search by location.

Discover online learning opportunities for study at home or at one of learndirect's nationwide network of learning Centres.

Learning and Skills Council
The Learning and Skills Council is responsible for funding and planning education and training for over 16-year-olds in England.

Local Colleges and Universities (North East)

London Colleges.Com
The official website of the Association of Colleges - London. Contains details of further and adult education colleges and courses throughout London.

National Extension College
A non-profit making trust dedicated to widening access to education for adults through distance learning. Search for courses to further your education, enhance your career prospects or help you to return to work.

Open University (OU)
The Open University (OU) offers a wide range of courses and a flexible, high quality learning experience. If you prefer not to study full-time, the OU's supported open learning methods could be the best for you.

Search for post graduate courses in the UK and abroad.

A guide to over 200,000 courses in the UK and abroad, particularly in Australia.

UCAS offers information on higher and further education courses, information about colleges and universities and advice for students and their parents.

Where Now? North East regional portal
The Where Now? Internet portal provides information on 4 main subject areas: Finding Yourself; Training and Education; Getting the Right Job; Be Your Own Boss

Workers' Educational Association (WEA)
The WEA is the largest provider of adult learning opportunities in the UK. They offer a comprehensive and unique range of courses which you can search and browse online.