• Education & training

    City & Guilds

    The leading vocational awarding body in the UK, awarding almost 50% of all National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ’s). To help you find the right qualifications for your chosen trade or craft & your nearest college, call 0207 294 2800 or 0844 543 0033 or visit: www.city-and-guilds.co.uk

    Connexions Direct

    Offers help with career and training advice for young people. www.connexions-direct.com

    The Sector Skills Council for Advertising, Crafts, Cultural Heritage, Design, Music, Performing, Literary and Visual Arts

    An industry-led organisation which influences the supply of education and skills across the UK. Phone 0207 015 1800 or visit www.ccskills.org.uk

    Education Scotland

    Information and resources on courses and qualifications for secondary schools and further education colleges in Scotland. Phone 0141 282 5000 or visit www.educationscoltland.gov.uk

    HNC / HND

    A Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Diploma (HND) are higher education qualifications recognised throughout the UK. For BTEC qualifications awarded by EdExcel, visit www.edexcel.com


    Free, impartial information and advice on over 500,000 courses nationwide, in computer and office skills and self-development, all tailored to suit your needs. Phone 0800 101 901 or visit www.learndirect.co.uk

    Linemine - online drawing courses

    Aimed at woodworking and other crafts and using free professional modelling and CAD software including SketchUp and DraftSight. Learn to draw in 2D and 3D through project-based online drawing courses taught by experienced professionals. For more information visit www.linemine.com

    National Careers Service

    Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities, supported by qualified careers advisers. Visit www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

    The Open University

    Learn something new or update your existing skills. Part-time courses tailored to fit in around your other commitments, with 13 regional centres and 350 study centres across the UK and Ireland. Phone 0845 300 6090 or visit www.open.ac.uk

    Sussex Downs College

    Information on apprenticeships are available from Sussex Downs College. Visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

    William Morris Craft Fellowships

    Founded in 1987, the Fellowships are an advanced training programme in building conservation for young qualified craftspeople, awarded each year by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Phone 0207 247 5296 or visit www.spab.org.uk