Downloadable Publications

A selection of NIACE, CESI and Learning and Work Institute publications for free download.
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Winning Hearts & Minds

How to promote health and well-being through participation in adult learning.


Prescribing Learning

A guide to good practice in learning and health

Purple Flower

Developing Critical Professional Practice in Education

Professional capital to explore the individual and organisational value of critical professional development

Discovering Potential

Discovering Potential

A practitioner's guide to supporting improved self-esteem and well-being through adult learning

Three Million Apprenticeships – Building ladders of opportunity

Apprenticeships are a great way to combine learning and earning and meet employers’ skills needs. That is why they have a long history dating back several centuries, though today’s apprenticeships have a wider focus including on...

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Abstract person

Adult learning, citizenship and community voices

Exploring community-based practice


Adult Literacy and Development

Stories from the Field

Designing the just learning society

Designing the just learning society – a critical inquiry

Offers a modestly resilient hope that a just learning society is a realistic utopia

Man on mountain

Handbook of the Recognition of Prior Learning

Putting research into practice

More Powerful Literacies

More Powerful Literacies

Edited by Lyn Tett, Mary Hamilton and Jim Crowther

Useless Learning

Seriously Useless Learning

The collected TES writings of Alan Tuckett with introduction and narrative by Ian Nash

Question Mark

What is the difference?

A new critique of adult learning and teaching by Alan Rogers

Colourful Curves

Learning to Make a Difference

Student-community engagement and the higher education curriculum