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Learning in the 21st Century

Back to the future
The world of work can look like a different planet when you've been away for a while. But there's no need to panic, says Sarah Barbour, all it takes is a little preparation……

BBC webwise
A BBC scheme looking to give people the opportunity to gain basic web and e-mail skills, free of charge and delivered through local centres, such as colleges, etc

Campaign for Learning
Find out more about the charity that's spearheading the promotion of a lifelong learning society. Features and articles from their "Learning to Live," newsletter, links to the website and information on How to join the campaign for Learning.

Distance Learning
Distance learning courses are offered by a variety of providers, use the link below for the British Association for Open Learning.

British Association for Open Learning

Open University

European Computer Driving Licence
"The European PC Skills Standard," Information on this innovative Europe-wide skills standard in IT, managed in the UK by the British Computer Society.

Free computer skills training from UK online
It's available to anyone not currently working and is looking for a job.

Individual Learning Accounts (ILA's)
You put in £25, the government gives you £150, information on ILA's and how to apply for them.

Learning to Learn
According to Bill Lucas (Campaign For Learning), "Learning to learn will be the skill for the next century". According to Chris Woodhead (Chief Inspector, Ofsted), "It does not justify the hype." You make up your mind!

A workbook developed to help you define your skills and the type of work you would like to do.

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