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BBC iWonder

These sites provide online learning, support and advice. They are easy to use, the learning is fun and there are some great quizzes! All content is in the process of being migrated from BBC Learning to BBC iWonder.

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iwonder
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BBC Make It Digital

The BBC’s Make It Digital season is a major UK-wide initiative to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/makeitdigital
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City & Guilds

City & Guilds is the UK's leading vocational awarding body. If you are looking for information about vocational qualifications, this site is well worth a visit.

Link: http://www.cityandguilds.com/
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Fair Work Convention

Fair work is work that offers all individuals an effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect. It balances the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers. It generates benefits for individuals, organisations and society.

Link: https://www.fairworkconvention.scot/
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Future Learn

They offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop.

Link: https://www.futurelearn.com/
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Future Learn (How it works)

Future Learn have developed a helpful How it Works guide for learners that are new to this resource.

Link: https://www.futurelearn.com/about/how-it-works
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LEAD Scotland

Lead Scotland (Specialists in Linking Education and Disability) is a voluntary organisation set up to widen access to learning for disabled young people and adults and carers across Scotland.

Link: http://www.lead.org.uk/
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Learn My Way

Provided by Tinder Foundation, Learn My Way is a website of free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.

Link: http://www.learnmyway.com/
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OpenLearn

The OpenLearn website gives free access to course materials from The Open University. The LearningSpace is open to learners anywhere in the world.

Link: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/
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PlanIT Plus

With information about careers and lifelong learning, this gateway site also provides some useful links to other websites.

Link: https://www.planitplus.net/
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Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives.

Link: http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/
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Scottish Family Information Service

For information on childcare entitlement and availability in your area.

Link: https://www.families.scot/
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Scottish Government

The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.

Link: https://www.gov.scot
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Skills Development Scotland - Funding for learning

SDS have information on funding, including Individual Training Accounts, that learners may be eligible for.

Link: https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/funding
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Ushare

Ushare brings you links to open learning resources that have been recommended by lecturers, teachers and learners that support SQA's qualifications. - See more at: http://ushare.education/Ushare/Home#sthash.m9LefMzi.dpuf

Link: http://ushare.education

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