Informal Learning

Links to sites which offer a range of informal learning

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Informal Learning

Within this page you will find links to to various organisation that deliver a range of informal learning in a variety of areas.

Languages and Hobbies

Here you will find a list of organisation that offer courses in a range of interests such as languages and hobbies.

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Plot Generator

Provides help, advice and inspiration for writing short stories.

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Scoop It

A collection of useful sites to help you improve your English

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The Reading Agency

Inspires people to read more, encourage them to celebrate the difference it makes.

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Bable

Learn a language through interactive courses that are fun and effective.

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Bookboon

Free eBooks and textbooks available to download in a range of subjects.

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home and Learn

Provides free computer courses and tutorials, aimed at beginners so you don’t need experience to get started.

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Microsoft Office Training and Tutorials

Tutorials available to get up to speed on the latest Office applications for your PC.

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Open Culture

An educational blog with free online courses, audio books, movies, textbooks, eBooks and language lessons.

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TED

is a nonpartisan non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

Informal learning

Here you will find a list of organisation that provide information learning in English, Maths, ICT and other subjects.

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eNotes

eNotes are a great resource to help union reps keep up to date on key workplace issues.

Each eNote is a self-contained module that contains a mixture of text, video and quizzes.

They last between 20 and 45 minutes and can be returned to as many times as you like.

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Open Learn

From 1 to 100 hours of learning – discover hundreds of free courses to inspire and inform everyone.

Improve your study and employability skills with our expertly created courses and resources.

Earn a free digital badge or Statement of Participation as evidence of your learning to share with employers, friends and family.

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Learn My Way

Learn My Way has been created to help you gain the skills and confidence required to access online services and resources, through a fun and friendly experience.

Using a computer can be fun and enjoyable and save you money!

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WRANX

Wranx is an online training tool that can be accessed on any device uses the simple scientific idea of spaced repetition to provide learning that improves knowledge retention, even with as little as 2-3 minutes of training a day.  
Themes range from English, maths and ICT Functional Skills, to online safety and manual handing.

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National Numeracy Challenge

The National Numeracy Challenge has been created to help adults improve the maths skills they require for everyday life and at work.

The Challenge isn’t like maths at school. It’s fun and relaxed with everyday maths you can really use.

It’s tailored to you and has all the help you need to improve all in one place.

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Duolingo

he best way to learn a language!

Practise speaking, reading, listening and writing.

Play games, answer questions, and complete lessons.

With Duolingo you can make your breaks and commutes more enjoyable with their iPhone and Android apps.

Download the app today and see why Apple and Google gave it great reviews.

Further learning

Here is a range of links to learning providers that offer a range of different learning types in a range of themes

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Digital Unite

Have information to help improve your computer skills and boost your digital confidence.

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English My Way

Supports adults with no or low levels of English to better integrate with their local communities.

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Futurlearn

Provides free online courses from universities and cultural institutions.

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The British Council

Learn English through games, stories, listening activities & grammar exercises.

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TUC Resources

Free resources to assist union officials in all areas.

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Typing Tutorials

Typing Tutorials – Learn & Practice Touch Typing for Free

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Alison

Is an online learning resource, filled with free, high quality resources to develop essential, certified workplace skills.

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BBC Skillswise

Includes English and maths resources for adults

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BBC Learning English

Provides free audio, video & text materials to learners.

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Business Balls

A free ethical learning and development resource for people and organisations.

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edX

Free massive open online courses (MOOCs) from a range of institutions.

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ESOL Nexus

Improve your English with  with videos, listening activities, texts and grammar exercises for ESOL learners at every level. 

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Maths 4 Us

Is a partnership of national organisations raising awareness of the importance of maths.

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The Khan Academy

You can learn anything.

For free, for everyone, forever!

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WEA

Is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland.

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