The Learning Direct website has produced a series of ten Factsheets to answer common questions about all aspects of learning. Each is available on the site.
As well as general information on each topic, there are useful contact addresses and numbers.
The Factsheets are listed as follows:-
1. Learning - What's in it for Me?
Thinking of studying for a qualification or just for fun? This factsheet will give you plenty of ideas.
2. Making Sense of Qualifications
Don't know your BTEC from your NVQ? This factsheet explains the main qualifications and entry requirements.
3. How Can Learning Help Me at Work?
Studying can help you improve your career prospects and get more job satisfaction.
4. Learning and Disability
Disability needn't be a barrier to learning. This factsheet looks at the options available to students with disabilities and provides details of how to get more information.
5. How to Get More Advice
You may need to get more information on education, training or career opportunities or find out more about funding, benefits or government schemes. This factsheet tells you where to go.
6. Childcare and Studying
Yes, it is possible to study while looking after children. Here's a guide to the help and opportunities open to you. More information is also available on the factsheet 6a. Daycare for Children.
7. Where Can I Study?
Colleges, universities - even at home. This factsheet explains the options of where to study.
8. Learning by TV and Radio
TV and radio stations can be an excellent resource for learning. Find out about educational programmes and series.
9. Computers and Learning
This factsheet looks at the options for using computers and the Internet for learning.
10. Financial Help for Learning
Want to learn but need help with finance? This leaflet gives information on the main sources of financial help available