Formerly the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), the Teaching Agency is responsible for initial teacher training (ITT) in England.
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services.
The Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR) is an admissions service that processes applications for postgraduate teacher training courses.
Information and advice for disabled trainee teachers is available on the GTTR website here.
Student Finance England is the service delivering student finance to higher education entrants.
UK NARIC is responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide. They provide the only official source of information on international qualifications to organisations recruiting from overseas and to individuals wishing to work or study in the UK.
One of the UK's leading education and recruitment publishers.
Find our more about our region
Find out more about the history of the Welsh Marches - the borderland between England and Wales with a history of contention and a unique identity.
Herefordshire Public Transport provides information and timetables for bus, coach and rail travel in Herefordshire.
Traveline Midlands provides public transport information for the West Midlands.
Arts & Culture
There's an abundance of arts and cultural events in our region, including festivals of all kinds, from music, to literature and to food. Here's a few highlights:
Hay Festival of Literature and Arts , Ludlow Food Festival , Big Chill Festival , Ledbury Poetry Festival , Brecon Jazz Festival , Green Man Festival , Hereford Photography Festival , Bromyard Folk Festival , Nozstock Festival , Three Choirs Festival
Co-operatives and Robert Owen
The Robert Owen Museum in Newtown, Powys, celebrates the life and works of Robert Owen, born in Newtown in 1771 and died there in 1858.
A World Heritage site, the 18th Century mills at New Lanark are testament to Robert Owen's model community and education reforms.
ICA is an independent, non-governmental association which unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide.
The Co-operative Group is a unique business democratically run by members to meet their common needs and aspirations. In turn, the strength and commitment of our membership is vital in helping us achieve our goals. So instead of blindly chasing profits like businesses controlled by shareholders, we are able to steer our business in a more responsible direction.
The Co-operative College is an educational charity, founded in 1919, serving the co-operative sector in the UK and globally. Today the College works with all the major co-operative societies in the UK and delivers programmes around the world.