Learning & Skills

Advisory Centre for Education

The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is an independent national advice centre for parents. We were founded in 1960 by Michael Young, Lord Young of Dartington, and are a registered charity.


ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) offer a number of programmes and qualifications to develop key skills and life skills, including a certificate in community volunteering.

BBC Course Finder

Course finder: search for a course with these guides to courses in the UK

bbc Skillswise

BBC Skillswise is a free-to-access website for adult numeracy and literacy tutors and students, with printable worksheets and factsheets and online games, videos and quizzes that can be used in class or by students at home.  We currently cover Entry 3 and Level 1 of the Skills for Life numeracy and literacy core curricula, and plan to add more content in the future.


The Council for Awards in Children's Care and Education develop courses and qualifications for those who work with children and young people.

Campaign for Learning

Works to build motivation, create opportunities and provide support for learning in families and communities, workplaces and schools.

CIPD - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

CIPD Training Directory covers personnel practice, recruitment & selection, reward management, trainin g practice, coaching & mentoring, online learning, psychology of management, management & employment law.

Charity Skills

An internet resource for the voluntary sector to help your organisation improve its effectiveness, cut costs and improve communications. Offers information, advice, internet facilities, accessible websites, E-strategy development and on-line training.

City and Guilds

Provides vocational qualifications in the UK.


Confidential advice, support and information for everyone aged between 13 and 19. You can search on learning, careers, health and relationships.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

The work of BIS - on further and higher education, innovation, science and technology, intellectual property, and supporting evidence-based policy making across government - is therefore essential to national prosperity.

Department for Education

The Department for Education was formed on 12 May 2010 and is responsible for education and children's services

East Riding Learning Partnership

The Lifelong Learning Action Group of the East Riding Local Strategic Partnership (L.S.P.) is managed by the East Riding Learning Partnership, which was formed in 1999 as part of a national network of strategic, locally-based voluntary bodies tasked with widening participation in learning, increasing attainment, improving standards and meeting the skills challenge.
The Partnership comprises representatives from the local authority, the local Learning and Skills Council (LSC), schools, Further Education (FE), Higher Education (HE) institutions, training providers, careers services and employers, as well as other voluntary and community organisations.


Provide a range of qualifications including NVQs, Adult Literacy and Adult Numeracy qualifications, key skills, BTEC Firsts and short courses.

Embedded Learning Portal

Skills for Life Materials for Embedded Learning aim to help learners to improve the literacy, language or numeracy skills they need to succeed at work, in community-based and health-related activities or as part of vocational training programmes. The materials cover 28 vocational, employability, health and community contexts. There are also some interactive materials set in adult contexts and giving practice in some of the literacy and numeracy skills developed in the paper-based materials. The materials are mapped to the Adult Core Curricula for Literacy and Numeracy, the Key Skills Standards and National Occupational Standards wherever relevant.

Foundation Learning Support

Foundation Learning is the name given to education provision at Entry Level and Level 1, and includes the qualifications at these levels within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Learners will be offered personalised learning opportunities that help them gain credit at Entry Level and Level 1, on a learning journey leading to a range of appropriate destinations such as Level 2 qualifications, supported employment or independent living.

Hull City Council - Learning

Hull City Council (LEA) Learning Pages

Hull Ethnic Minorities Community Centre

Hull Ethnic Minorities Community Centre plays an important role in improving the quality of people''s lives in disadvantaged areas of Hull and enables students to integrate better into British Society. We have been delivering ESOL, Citizenship and Driving Theory Test tuition successfully since September 2006. We work with many other organisations to help deliver training, information and advice.

Information on Skills for Life and Functional Skills

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) website now contains a compendium of information and fact sheets on Skills for Life and Functional Skills.

JISC RSC Yorkshire and Humber

The JISC Regional Support Centre for Yorkshire and Humber works with a range of partners to support Local Authorities (Adult and Community Learning), FE, Sixth Form, HE, Specialist Colleges and Work Based Learning Providers across the region with e-learning.


Learning advice and information for adults.
Learndirect Advice is the free and confidential telephone helpline and website for adults looking for impartial information and advice on courses and careers. Our 200 qualified advisors can give information on around one million courses, plus advice on funding, planning your career, apprenticeships or writing your CV.

Learner Panel online

The Learner Panel want your opinions to count! They want you to share your views in surveys and feedback about your life as a learner.


LearnOutLoud.com has scoured the Internet to bring you over 3000 free audio and video titles

Lincs2 ...your online prospectus

The most comprehensive and up-to-date information on learning opportunities in North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire


Maths4Us is a joint initiative between unionlearn, NIACE and National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) to encourage people to tackle numeracy, take-up numeracy learning and have fun with maths.

My Learning Pool

A range of over 20 online training courses for has been launched, covering a range of topics for both individuals and organisations. Costing £25 for a year’s subscription, My Learning Pool is designed for community and voluntary groups, small charities, social enterprises and anyone involved in civil society. Some of the topics available include procurement, managing stress, finding a new job and health and safety at work.

National Open College Network (NOCN)

Provides accreditation services for adult learning. The central organisation for 28 Open College Networks (OCNs) based across the UK.

National Skills Academy

A network of employer-led, world-class centres of excellence delivering the skills required by each sector of the economy.

NIACE Online Course Directory

The Online Course Delivery project aims to address the need for the development of online learning within adult and community learning and the wider post-16 education sector.

Open College Network - Yorkshire Region

The Open College Network (OCN) is an innovative and forward looking not-for-profit organisation that is wholly committed to providing a high quality and fully comprehensive accreditation service. By working in partnership with the voluntary sector, education providers, and employers, the OCN endeavours to increase the confidence and ambitions of the learner through the accreditation of their learning, whatever their starting point.

OpenLearn - Educational Resources

Free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. Open University learning materials are freely available for learners to study in their own time, away from any formal teaching environment. Providers visit the LabSpace to share and reuse educational resources. Download some learning materials, adapt to your needs: translate, shorten, extend, add examples... and then of course, place it back for others to benefit! OpenLearn is generously supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Help support our work by making a donation.

PC Show and Tell

Subscription service offering access to brief video based learning tools on a variety of software including MS Office packages. PCShowAndTell has a large multimedia library with over 40,000 shows for over 100 common applications. Small (average file 100k), fast and affordable mulltimedia shows provide task-specific application help in one-minute modules.

Parliment Education Service

Working with schools to support young people's understanding of Parliment and democracy.

Post-16 Citizenship Development Programme

Citizenship education gives young people the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in society at local, national and international levels.


rightsnet training courses cover all aspects of welfare benefits advice, from our always over-subscribed welfare benefits overview courses, through to courses that develop the skills of advisers who prepare cases and represent at tribunals. Our training is CPD accredited, and our trainers have extensive experience in providing expert social security advice and support to individuals and organisations

School of Everything

A free site that enables learners find local teachers in all subjects, worldwide. Based on the principle that everyone has something to learn and everyone has something to teach. Teachers provide a proifile of themselves and what they can offer, and learners search for a tutor, group or method to suit their interests or needs. Free to join.

School for Social Entrepreneurs - Yorkshire

The new Yorkshire & Humber School for Social Entrepreneurs will be starting its first programme on 29 September 2009. Our aim is to identify, promote and encourage entrepreneurial capacity amongst people working for social benefit. Working closely with the SSE Network, we will be developing an inspiring learning programme for new and budding social entrepreneurs.

Skills for Growth

Skills for Growth: a national strategy for economic growth and individual prosperity published by BIS, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Skills for Life Network - Yorkshire and Humber

The Yorkshire and the Humber Skills for Life Network is an on-line news, information, resource and networking facility. Its aim is to support Skills for Life teachers, managers, mentors, volunteers and those who signpost learners to Skills for Life provision.

Skills Funding Agency

We are a partner organisation of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and our job is to fund and regulate adult further education and skills training in England.

Skills Third Sector

Skills – Third Sector supports the development of a workforce that is ambitious, skilled and adaptable in achieving the objectives of third sector organisations and the communities they serve.

Staff Development e-Learning Centre

As part of the ongoing support and continued development for the E-Guides and senior management training programmes, NIACE has developed the Staff development e-learning centre to provide staff development training materials online.

Step by Step Guide to conducting a Training Needs Analysis

The NCVO website contains a complete, easy to follow guide to conducting a Training Needs Analysis in your organisation. The guide covers how to review the learning and development needs of your staff, volunteers and trustees, and considers the skills, knowledge and behaviours that your staff need to develop effectively.


sounddelivery is a forward-looking and imaginative communications and training company for the third sector. We provide innovative communications services equipping your charity, social enterprise or community group with the tools to shape and sharpen your key messages and the confidence to reach out to your audiences in dynamic ways

Trade Union Studies Centre - Humber

Learning for trade union members and their families

Trainers and Consultants Direct

Trainers and Consultants Direct is an easy to use service for voluntary and community organisations looking to contract a trainer, consultant, temporary/project manager or non-managerial supervisor.

Trainers Library

Training Materials and Resources for Trainers. Membership gives trainers a license to use all of our trainer-led materials and resources, making it easy to build involving training programmes, workshops and courses.

TSNLA - Third Sector National Learning Alliance

The Third Sector National Learning Alliance (TSNLA) is a growing, national alliance of voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises involved in learning and skills. It aims to provide a coherent national ‘voice’ from and for Third Sector providers across government departments and other important bodies, and a forum for developing Third Sector ideas and proposals.

University of the Third Age

To encourage lifelong learning for those no longer in full time gainful employment


The only website where you can learn new stuff, gain skills, study for fun and achieve a national qualification online for FREE! Become a learner. If you haven?t already discovered vision2learn take a look at our range of practical, flexible, FREE online courses.

Voluntary Arts Network (VAN)

Provides information and training to those who participate in the voluntary arts sector, as well as encourages participation.


voluntaryskills.com is an award winning website for training and skills development in the Third Sector, featuring an online training database of voluntary & community sector courses across the North of England.


Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning

Workforce Wheel: Outcomes tool

The Workforce Wheel is a tool that takes an outcomes approach to all aspects of people management. The Workforce Wheel is one of a family of tools available from NCVO that take an outcomes approach to organisational capacity building. Others include Governance and Sustainable Funding.

YH Training

YH Training Services have been delivering vocational training for over 20 years. We pride ourselves in delivering a quality and professional service.


InspireMe is a fully funded service brought to you by Aspire-igen, ESF, ESFA and the Humber Regional LEP