For over a decade ANQ has specialised in providing engaging and accessible learning materials for the informal learning sector covering ACL, WBL, ESOL and Offender Learning. In recent times ANQ has taken these specialist skills into the informal learning sector.
Many of our projects are known throughout the sector as groundbreaking in delivering structured learning concepts to those least able to understand them in a way that makes them fun and easy to use.
ANQ has created many unique resources for learners and tutors alike, working with national organisations such as NIACE, Amicus, and the National Youth Agency. You can be assured we understand the needs and expectations of the learning audience.
At ANQ we are extremely proud of the projects we’ve worked on and the long term relationships we’ve established with our clients. The following is a small sample of the clients we’ve worked with and the solutions we’ve created on their behalf...
One of ANQ's biggest web projects to date, taking almost a year to produce with regular updates and new content over the intervening seven years. This online financial literacy resource was produced for Prudential in partnership with NIACE and is available free to anyone with access to the Internet. Originally funded via Prudential's CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) fund, the resource aims to provide families, specifically women and teenage children with all the tools they need to understand and manage their everyday finances. Visit the Money Matter to Me website.
The offender learning team at NIACE were looking for a unique way to engage young offenders within YO establishments to teach them the basics of practical personal finance. Additionally, the resource needed to prepare leavers for new technologies that may have recently been introduced, for instance chip and pin. Produced to be played on an in cell TV channel via a standard DVD player, or in an ICT suite as a set of interactive modules, ANQ produced this interactive DVD video to facilitate both playback situations. The use of humour and animated characters greatly enhanced the interest levels and retention rates of young offenders.
Visa prepaid youth cards are specifically designed for teenagers and young adults. VISA Europe wanted an approachable learning module to help young people manage money. They asked NIACE and ANQ to produce for them a flash based interactive cartoon sequence that could be played in a linear ‘end-to-end’ way or dipped into as stand alone modules, this was fully integrated into the VISA Europe website as a micro site. The sequence produced is a ‘day in the life of’ for a group of young friends and the financial decisions they face going about their daily routine.
PTLLS stands for 'Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector' and is now an essential initial qualification if you want to work within the UK Lifelong Learning Sector. ANQ were asked to produce this PTLLS CD-ROM by Essex County Council which was subsequently delivered to hundreds of tutors.
The substantial project is a website comprised of a combination of materials developed within the three-year ACL ILT programme, and purpose-built new materials including many flash based interactive elements. There are many advanced development features within this project including; Tracking History, Links Basket, Note Taker and Dynamic Form Completion and Management system to name but a few. This project has been developed over two years and includes, as a sub site, the complete e-guides CD-ROM repurposed for web delivery.
The Financial Literacy Resource Centre, designed to help practitioners find learning materials that are right for their adult learners, allows practitioners to browse or go right to what you want with the aid of our powerful search system. There is also the facility for users to provide feedback and reviews on listed materials they have used, with editor publishing rights and back end user management. Visit the Financial literacy resources website.
A large project produced in association with the Leicester Centre for Deaf People, to provide an Interactive DVD Video support pack for BSL National deaf tutors. Utilising video, text and flash animation ANQ produced a user friendly yet professional production which was very well received. ANQ shot all of signing video footage in the studio and then edited it into a format suitable for synchronising with text and animation on the DVD.
The aim of this DVD was to support new and continuing tutors who teach adults BSL in colleges and other community settings. When working with adults, tutors need to make sure that the learning experience is positive, consistent and of a high quality. This means preparing a plan – you cannot “wing it” This DVD helps tutors to plan their teaching and to write the documents that they need to prepare for their BSL course.
This CD-ROM based induction guide for part-time staff was designed to help get part time staff started in their new job with the Corporation of London Education Service. The guide provides relevant and important information on what is expected from new staff and what they can expect in return. The guide covered:
ANQ were asked to step in to take over a project which had gone badly, some work had been done but was totally unusable for a variety of design and functional reasons. ANQ backward engineered the existing projects first phase, TrEACL 1 and then rewrote it from the ground up with a new dynamic engine to function correctly. This phase was then extended to include further resources TrEACL 2 and 3 plus the CACL extension. To finish off the project as a ‘one stop shop’ solution, ANQ designed and printed the DVD-ROM packaging and disc label and replicated 5000 ready for ship to customer.