Services

Connexions
Offers confidential advice, guidance and support services for 13 - 19-year-olds.
www.connexions.gov.uk

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learndirect
learndirect is a network of online learning and information services. A government-sponsored initiative in flexible learning, it is intended to make possible the vision of a learning society where everyone can learn and upgrade their skills throughout life. learndirect was developed by the University for Industry, working in partnership with the government to deliver workforce development and lifelong learning.
www.learndirect.co.uk

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Learning and Skills Council (LSC)
The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is responsible for funding and planning education and training for over 16-year-olds in England.
www.lsc.gov.uk

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National Health Service (NHS)
Delivers health care services to communities.
www.nhs.gov.uk

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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.
www.nice.org.uk 

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Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted)
Ofsted is a non-ministerial government department whose main aim is to help improve the quality and standards of education and childcare through independent inspection and regulation, and provide advice to the Secretary of State. Its principal role is the management of the system of regular inspection of all 24,000 schools in England, which are wholly or mainly state-funded.
www.ofsted.gov.uk

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Sector Skills Councils
Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) are independent, UK-wide organisations developed by groups of influential employers in industry or business sectors of economic or strategic significance. They are employer-led and actively involve trade unions, professional bodies and other stakeholders in the sector. SSCs are licensed by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to tackle the skills and productivity needs of their sector.
www.ssda.org.uk

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Sector Skills Development Agency
A new network of UK-wide Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) has been charged to lead the skills and productivity drive in industry or business sectors recognised by employers. They bring together employers, trade unions and professional bodies working with government to develop the skills that UK business needs.
www.ssda.org.uk

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