Association of Colleges in the Eastern Region (ACER) – has a mission to develop excellence and best practice in the further education and skills sector.

Bedford Borough Council – A guide to Bedford, economic development opportunities, tourism, local events and details of council services.

Central Bedfordshire Council – Information about tourism, business, the council and its services.

Commission for Employment & Skills (UKCES) – An advisory body to the Government on the policies, strategies and measures needed to attain World Class Skills.

Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) – The Government Department responsible for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Education and Training Foundation – owned by the FE and training sector to work with teachers, trainers, leaders and employers to help them deliver excellent further and vocational education and training.

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) – The European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are the EU’s main funding programmes for supporting growth and jobs across the EU, and in the UK, the ESIF are made up of the:

  • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
  • European Social Fund (ESF)
  • European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
  • European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

JISC (Joint Information Services Commission) – are the UK higher education, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.

GrantNav – Search, explore and download UK grant data from funders publishing open data to the 360Giving Standard.

Learning and Work Institute (formerly NIACE) – A leading member-led non Governmental organisation working to encourage and promote adult learning across the country.

Learning Design Support Environment (LDSE) – Pedagogical Patterns Collector tool (online Lesson Plan creator)

Lets Talk About It – (supporting PREVENT) an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Luton Borough Council – A wide range of information about services within the borough of Luton.

National Apprenticeship Service – The agency with end to end responsibility for apprenticeships in England.

South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) – SEMLEP is primed to deliver the strategic infrastructure and skills projects that are essential for economic growth, new jobs and new homes.

Skills Funding Agency – A partner organisation of BIS whose job it is to fund and regulate adult further education and skills training in England.

Third Sector National Learning Alliance (TSNLA) – a national alliance of voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises involved in learning and skills, aiming to provide a coherent national ‘voice’ from and for Third Sector providers across government departments and other important bodies.

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