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EUR-Lex: Summaries of EU Legislation: Education, training, youth, sport  

Essential in a knowledge-based economy is the role of education and training, and policy towards youth and sport. Factors supporting growth and employment by encouraging the emergence of a highly qualified and adaptable population, they also strengthen social cohesion and active citizenship within the European Union (EU). Through education, training, youth and sport programmes, the EU is developing and strengthening the European dimension, promoting mobility and encouraging international cooperation. The EU supports and complements Member States’ actions in accordance with Articles 165 and 166 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

European Commission: Policies: Culture, education and youth  

Audiovisual and media, culture, education and training, sport, youth

Govan Law Centre: Education Law Unit  

Legal resource for those who advise children with special educational needs or their parents. Resources include eaflets, articles and FAQs.

Law Resources: Legal Education  

A site with lots of information for students who want to study law. Articles on getting a training contract, writing cover letters, and making the most of your time at university.

The Student Room: Law section  

Publisher: Acumen Professional Intelligence Ltd  

Services: Legal Education

IBC Legal Conferences  

Provides a wide range of conferences, distance learning and written courses for executives at all levels of their career.

Inns of Court School of Law  

BVC (full and part-time), LPC (full-time), CPD, LLM in Criminal litigation (full and part-time)

LBS Legal  

LBS Legal is a niche practice which provides expert advice to legal practices in every aspect of professional conduct, regulatory compliance and practice management. We assist practices with practice governance, interim practice management, quality assurance and Lexcel accreditation. We provide support and advice relating to regulatory compliance, risk management and offer CPD accredited training.

Legal Profitability for Students  

Board-based simulation, designed for law students and graduates to be a managing partner of a law firm for a day. Start, run and expand your law firm in competition with other teams. It is an innovative and exciting way to understanding the business aspect of legal practice.  

Innovative publisher of online legal training (including CPD) and news for qualified and student lawyers in the UK and internationally.

MASS Training  

Offer a range of practical, interactive and engaging legal training courses developed for solicitors. View our course options or enquire online today.

Oxford Institute of Legal Practice  

A joint foundation between the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University, offers the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in both full and part time modes for Law Graduates wishing to become solicitors. It also offers the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) for internationally qualified lawyers wishing to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales.


Revision courses for LLB and GDL students, online courses in support of the University of London LLB (External) and information about legal education in the UK.

Stubb Legal  

We supply audio recordings to lawyers. We have full CPD accreditation from the following bodies: the Bar Standards Board; the Solicitors Regulation Authority; the Institute of Legal Executives; the Council of Licensed Conveyancers; and The Faculty Office.

The College of Law  

Major provider of post-qualification training. Highly qualified trainers with extensive practical experience of their subject. Courses are user-friendly, supportive, created to meet the student’s needs.

The Lawyer: CPD/Events  

The most comprehensive, searchable database of training and networking events for lawyers offering access to over 5,000 courses and conferences covering a wide range of practice areas, skills and management courses from over 40 of the leading training providers and conference producers.

UK Centre for Legal Education (UKCLE)  

UKCLE closed on 31 July 2011. It promoted the development of learning and teaching in legal education at both the academic and vocational stages.

The Directory: Community Support and Advice

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)  

Independent advice centre for parents, offering information about state education in England and Wales for 5-16 year olds, plus advice on many topics like exclusion from school, bullying, special educational needs and school admission appeals.

Independent Panel for Special Education Advice (IPSEA)  

IPSEA offers free and independent advice on Local Education Authorities' legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs, and advice and representation when appealing to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal.

The Directory: Courts and Tribunals: Tribunals

First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability)  

We’re responsible for handling appeals against local authority decisions regarding special educational needs, including a refusal to: assess a child’s educational, health and care (EHC) needs make a statement of their special educational needs reassess their special educational needs create an EHC plan change what’s in a child’s special educational needs statement or EHC plan maintain the statement or EHC plan We also handle appeals against decisions to refuse people under 18 in custody: an EHC assessment an EHC plan after assessment a placement to a suitable school or other institution after their release We also handle appeals against discrimination by schools or local authorities due to a child’s disability.

The Directory: Government Departments

The Directory: Government Departments: Non-ministerial

Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted)  Live bookmark  

The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) regulates and inspects childcare and children's social care. It also inspects schools, colleges, initial teacher education, work-based learning and skills training, adult and community learning, education and training in prisons and other secure establishments, and the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (Cafcass). Additionally, Ofsted assesses children's services in local areas, and inspects services for looked-after children, safeguarding and child protection. Ofsted is a non-ministerial department of the Department for Education.

Corporate report: Ofsted’s equality objectives 2016 to 2020
Speech: Amanda Spielman at the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference
Press release: Criminal exploitation and ‘county lines’: learn from past mistakes, report finds
Research and analysis: Joint inspections of child sexual exploitation and missing children
Guidance: Using Ofsted’s IDSR: early years foundation stage profile to key stage 4
Statistical data set: School inspections and outcomes: management information
Guidance: Local area SEND inspections: information for families
Statistical data set: Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2018 to August 2019

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)  Live bookmark  

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) maintains standards in educational qualifications, including GCSEs and A levels in England and a wide range of vocational qualifications in England and Northern Ireland. It also regulates the National Curriculum assessments in England. Ofqual is a non-ministerial department of the Department for Education

Guidance: Submitting data to Ofqual
News story: Grading vocational and technical assessments
Research and analysis: Grading Vocational and Technical Qualifications
News story: Consultation on changes to performance rules in GCSE, AS and A level music and dance
Open consultation: Consultation on GCSE and GCE music and dance
Guidance: External quality assurance of end-point assessments: status
Open consultation: Future assessment arrangements for GCSE computer science
News story: Future assessment of GCSE computer science

The Directory: Judiciary

Judicial Studies Board  

Directly responsible for training full and part-time judges in England and Wales, and for overseeing the training of Lay magistrates and chairmen and members of Tribunals.

The Directory: Law Associations: International

European Law Students Association  

A membership body of around 30 000 students and recent graduates who are interested in law and have demonstrated commitment to international issues.

The Directory: Law Associations: Lawyers

Law Society Junior Lawyers Division  

A division of the Law Society with an independent voice, representsing all student members of the Law Society enrolled through the SRA, trainees, and solicitors with up to five years' active PQE.

The Directory: Law Associations: Related

Association of Law Teachers (ALT)  

Made up of law teachers from both higher and further education, and for 35 years has played an active role at the heart of legal education. It has an international membership and maintains close links with other national and international organisations pursuing similar interests.

British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association (BILETA)  

Promotes the use of technology in legal education throughout the UK and Ireland.