The TSNLA is committed to supporting its members improve their practice through continual professional development opportunities, toolkits and a range of other learning materials alongside policy information and representation.

This page (and the CPD resources available on the Professional Exchange page) contains resources that are freely available for downloading and use in your organisation. 

If you have (or would like to share) resources on this site, please contact the TSNLA using our Contact page

Toolkits and Guides - This section has tools that will help you understand and develop professional teaching standards, respond to literacy, numberacy and language needs, develop a large scale bidding consortium, and demonstrate the impact of your work.

Policy in your Pocket bulletins - This section has everything you need to know about education policy development, what's going on in the world of adult learning, where to find free resources and how to access free training.

English, Maths and ESOL - Here you will find information on World Book Night, Quick Reads, a Skills for Life toolkit, free training opportunities, ward level literacy information, and ESOL materials.

Other Resources - This section contains a variety of information on local employers, accessibility resources, free training and tips for giving evidence at Select Committees.

TSNLA/ETF Training bursaries - The TSNLA and the Education & Training Foundation are operating a Continuing Professional Development Bursary Scheme in 2017. This is available to Third Sector learning provider staff who need to go on a course but don’t have the funds to pay for it or the travel costs.

What can be funded? Up to two staff per organisation taking part in courses which are delivered by or funded by the Education and Training Foundation can apply for delegate costs and travel – the amount claimed will be the cost actually paid out up to a maximum of £250. Membership of the TSNLA is not a requirement for the bursary, but it is expected that beneficiary organisation would be a Member, or join.