Regularly updated list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closures. Students can access educational archives, interactive technology, online libraries and so much more, on a wide range of topics - with little or no restrictions! Worth checking out.
Khan Academy has provided schedule templates that may be helpful to structure home learning. Khan Academy has also made some of its technology free to teachers who want to use the platform to plan and teach lessons remotely.
Freddies Mummy UK: Life as a home schooling family
Over 80 FREE (or inexpensive) home education resources, many of which follow the UK secondary education curriculum. Suitable for all 'high schoolers' at various stages, including GCSE.
Twinkl: We help those
Twinkl is providing free access to their complete collection of resources for teachers and parents/carers in affected schools. Use the code, CVDTWINKLHELPS.
Hedi: Home Education
An extensive list of free and paid resources that have been tried and tested by the website's home educating members. Focus specifically on Northern Ireland curriculums.
How to talk to your children about COVID-19
Tips from Unicef about how to protect and comfort children during the coronvirus crisis.
Nosy Crow Blog
Free information eBook explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler primary school age children.
Kids in Tune -
Music Workshops for Children
Free music workshops for parents to help engage their children in early music education through participation. Workshops are divided into two groups, Key Stage 1 suitable for ages 4 - 7 and Key Stage 2 suitable for ages 7- 11.
Online Training and Support
If you’re a furloughed worker, or have lost your job as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) and want to develop your skills to help you look for work, free online training is available. Including Open University Free Courses.
Free Digital Access
During Lockdown everyone who lives, works or studies in Northern Ireland can become a virtual library member! Means you can keep reading the latest eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers. Join now for access within minutes
Psychological First Aid (PFA)
Psychological First Aid resources available through the Health and Social Care eLearning system. The eLearning is excellent anyone who is not a member of the HSC Learning Centre can use a guest log in via link below.
PFA is critically important both during and immediately after a crisis. It is used all over the world. The Resources and ELearning will help any individuals and teams to help people with whom they are in contact both during and after the COVID 19
The Skills Toolkit
Want to learn a new skill while at home?
Find free, high quality digital and numeracy courses in The Skills Toolkit.
The Skills Toolkit is a new online platform that will help you build skills during the #coronavirus
outbreak and beyond.
Access high quality, flexible courses in digital and numeracy skills to support learning while you stay at home.
Free Digital Access
UK education providers are helping teachers, parents and students respond to the impact of COVID-19 worldwide
Find free or discounted resources for students, schools, universities and training providers.