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NIACE runs a number of high profile campaigns, to raise the demand for learning and skills in England and to celebrate outstanding learning achievements. We also run a range of events and training courses to support the interests of adult learners in different contexts.


  • Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest and longest-running festival of learning with the aim of promoting adult learning in all its diversity.
  • Quick Reads started in 2006 and helps adults who are new to reading by supporting them with a series of short, exciting books written by bestselling authors and celebrities.
  • Sign Up Now aims to encourage current and potential learners to take up learning throughout.
Over a recent 12-month period, 92 per cent of participants attending more than 251 of our events rated the overall event as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’


We organise a range of events including policy and information briefing days, provider and learner consultation events, topical seminars, focus groups and staff learning and development days. They provide a forum for lively debate and an exchange of views and knowledge from expert speakers in the field, which include NIACE’s professional speakers.

The Quick Reads initiative is a major collaboration between leading authors, publishers, government bodies, educationalists, the BBC and many more. Quick Reads are ideal for adults who are new to reading or who find reading difficult. Written by bestselling authors and celebrities, Quick Reads are short and exciting books.


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