ERIC Number: ED409451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Unlock a Brighter Future. Adult Learning.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
This guide, which is intended for adults in the United Kingdom, contains information about the educational and employment opportunities available to them. The following topics are discussed in the guide's 11 sections: assessing one's own learning skills and identifying available learning opportunities; locating sources of educational and career guidance (career services, training enterprise councils, local enterprise councils, helplines, and computer software); assessing existing skills and educational and career goals; deciding how and where to learn (library programs, volunteer programs, further education and tertiary colleges, adult residential colleges, open universities, distance learning, employee development schemes); locating learning opportunities for unemployed individuals (adult training for work, programs for ex-offenders, programs for disabled adults, services for single parents, tips on job hunting); understanding the qualification system (National Vocational Qualifications, Scottish Vocational Qualifications; General National Vocational Qualifications, awarding bodies); and learning in Europe (study holidays, courses based at United Kingdom universities, courses at European universities); and funding education and training (awards, student loans, career development loans, tax relief, funds for study in Europe); and identifying ways of working (part-time working, flexible working, time-term working, job sharing, career breaks); and opting for self-employment. Numerous checklists and case studies of adult students are included throughout the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Case Studies, Continuing Education, Counseling Services, Disabilities, Distance Education, Educational Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Job Search Methods, Labor Force Development, Open Universities, Self Employment, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Student Financial Aid, Study Abroad, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Unemployment
Cambertown Ltd., Unit A, Commercial Road, Goldthorpe Industrial Estate, Goldthorpe, Nr Rotherham S63 9BL, England, United Kingdom (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom