Education and study

Computer safety

  • Get Safe Online gives you free expert advice on protecting yourself and your computer


  • Age UK has advice on computer training courses and how you can update your skills
  • BBC Learning has links to online learning resources
  • Learndirect can help you to learn new skills and gain a qualification

Government bodies

Higher education and distance learning

  • UCAS is the university and college administrations service for the UK
  • Open University has access to a range of courses for home and distance learning
  • Which? University allows you to search for courses and to explore universities

School performance

  • Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people
  • Department for Education gives you access to performance tables for primary and secondary schools
  • Department for Education Performance Tables for both primary and secondary schools
  • Topmarks is an educational search engine for teaching resources

Study material for parents and students

There is also a range of online databases available to you through our online resources page, which can help you with your enquiries. If you want to access some of these from home then you will need a current library card. Please pop in to your local library and ask staff for details or email us at