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The Basic Skills Agency (BSA) has merged with the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) works in alliance with Tribal. The resulting Alliance for Lifelong Learning forms the country's leading concentration of expertise in literacy, language and numeracy across all age ranges.

UK international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.

Centre of expertise on Languages. Promotes a greater capability in languages amongst all sectors of the UK population.

A forum where individuals and organisations in the North West can share and develop research and practice in adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL.

Education action site links to Refugee an Asylum organisations

Offers guidance and advice on funding for those studying in post-16 education in the UK.

The Equality & Human Rights Commission

The National ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) website for Scotland.

Functional Skills Support Programme

The Glasgow ESOL forum is a membership organisation of teachers, tutors and volunteers practising English teaching to Speakers of Other Languages.

IAS is an independent non-governmental organisation and gives free and confidential legal advice and representation tailored to each client's needs.

ICAR offer a number of online resources. Provides up-to-date information on current issues around asylum and refugees.

The Institute for Learning is the professional body for teachers, trainers, tutors and student teachers in the Learning and Skills sector.

Develop and support English Language Teaching professionals throughout the world.

The Learning and Skills Improvement Service is the sector-owned body that aims to accelerate the drive for excellence in the learning and skills sector, building the sector’s own capacity to design, commission and deliver improvement and strategic change.

Learning and Skills Network LSN is a not-for-profit organisation offering services to policy-makers, practitioners and organisations funding, managing and providing education.

Learning Unlimited is a social enterprise that believes that learning should be empowering for individuals, communities and organisations. Learning Unlimited work at local, regional, national and international levels to provide engaging, creative solutions to educational opportunities and challenges. Learning Unlimited is taking forward the work of LLU+ and builds on a reputation for excellence, developed over 30 years, in the specialisms of literacy, language (ESOL and ELT), numeracy, family learning and teacher and trainer education.

Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition LESLLA Shares research and information to help inform and guide further research on second language acquisition for the low-educated adult population.

The organisation concerned with raising literacy standards for all age groups throughout the UK.

National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. The NCETM aims to support and encourage mathematics-specific continuing professional development, for all teachers of mathematics across all phases.

A registered charity established in 1985, is the only organisation in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment of torture survivors

MLA London is the strategic regional development agency for museums, libraries and archives in London. We are part of the MLA Partnership.

For information and advice on the comparability of international qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide with those in the UK.

UK professional body for all those interested in raising the achievement of bilingual pupils with English as an Additional Language

Promotes the study and advancement of adult continuing education.

National Reference Point for SFL Professional Development. Information and advice service

NRDC is the national centre dedicated to research and development on adult literacy, language and numeracy.

The National Skills for Life Network is an on-line news, update and information resource for Skills for Life professionals.

NATESOL is an organisation for teachers in the northwest of England who work in English Language Teaching.

Ofqual is an operationally independent part of the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA)

The regulatory body for public examinations and publicly funded qualifications

The largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees.

The website continues offers support for languages and cultural knowledge in London.

RaPAL focuses on the role of literacy in adult life. RaPAL is an independent network of learners, teachers, managers and researchers in adult basic education.

The trust gives small personal grants to support the education and training who live in the UK and speak English as a second language or other language.

Standards Verification UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of LLUK. SVUK will continue the verification of initial teacher training

Online community for everyone interested in adult literacy, ESOL and numeracy. The talent website is the one stop shop for Skills for Life teachers across the UK

QuiTE is a cross-sectoral voluntary association for teacher educators and course providers and all those working in areas related to the training, education and development of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages who care about the promotion of quality in TESOL teacher education.

UK Commission aims to raise UK prosperity and opportunity by improving employment and skills. Sector Skills Council

The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (formerly UCL Language Centre) offers full and part-time English for Academic Purposes and foundation courses for international students as well as foreign language courses to UCL students, staff and London’s wider academic and professional community.

The Council for International Education provides advice and information to international students studying in the UK and to staff who work with them.

The University and College Lecturer's Union and Professional Association

Welcome to Your Library project, which aims to increase opportunities for active participation by refugee and asylum seeking communities in public library service planning and delivery. Register for their e-digest