Association of Employers and Learning Providers
Association for Learning Technology
- AoC Create
- AoC Jobs
Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, one of the awarding bodies in England.
Association of Teachers and Lecturers
City and Guilds. A vocational awarding body in the UK.
Confederation of British Industry. The representative organisation providing a voice for employers at a national and international level.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Supports development of European VET policies and contributes to their implementation.
Common Inspection Framework
Continuing Professional Development
Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau
The Department for Education (DfE) is responsible for education and children's services.
Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy.
Edexcel is a Pearson company. Pearson Education Limited (Pearson) is the UK's largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and training to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.
European Social Fund
Education and Skills Funding Agency
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Higher Education Academy – responsible for supporting academic staff with professional recognition, networking and development opportunities, and advice and support throughout their careers.
Higher Education Funding Council for England
Higher Education Institutions - these encompass colleges of higher education, university colleges and universities.
The Individualised Learner Record is a collection of data about students and their learning that is requested from providers in the further education and skills sector.
Institute of Education, University of London
Joint Academic Network (Ja.net) is the UK’s research and education network.
Joint Council for Qualifications
Jisc provides digital solutions for UK education and research, to help make the UK the most digitally advanced further education, higher education and research nation in the world.
Local Enterprise Partnership
Local Government Association
Labour Market Intelligence - the data includes information about the past, present and future structure and working of the labour market and the factors that influence it. Included is information on occupations at a local, regional and national level, average earnings, skill shortages, demand by employers and education levels.
National Audit Office
National Association of Teaching English and other Community Languages to Adults
Association of National Specialist Colleges (Natspec) is the membership association for independent specialist colleges that provide further education for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
National Foundation for Educational Research
The National Union of Students is an organisation that promotes, defends and extends the rights of students and develops and champions strong local students' unions
National Vocational Qualification
Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR) is a UK awarding body, providing qualifications for learners of all ages at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes awarding bodies in England.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
The Office for Fair Access is an independent public body that helps safeguard and promote fair access to higher education.
The Office of Examination Qualifications and Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
Office for Standards in Education
Offenders Learning and Skills Service
The Open University
Postgraduate Certificate in Education -a one-year postgraduate qualification needed to teach in English state schools
Programme for International Student Assessment - a collaborative study among 28 member countries of OECD and four others to assess the knowledge and skills of 15-year olds in literacy, numeracy and science.
The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is the national credit transfer system for education qualification in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
The Student Loans Company works with Local Authorities in Wales, the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, the Education and Library boards in Northern Ireland, Higher Education Institutions and HM Revenue & Customs, to provide student financial support in the UK.
Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
Scottish Qualifications Authority is the national body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees
Sector Skills Councils are independent, employer-led, UK–wide organisations designed to build a skills system that is driven by employer demand
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – key subjects covered.
- Study Programmes
All students in full or part-time education aged 16 to 19 are expected to follow a study programme tailored to their individual needs, education and employment goals, including students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
Universities and Colleges Employers Association
University and College Union. A trade union formed by the merger of Natfhe and AUT. UCU is the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK.
University Technical College