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HOLEX, the national network of local adult learning providers, is the sector membership body for local authority adult and community learning services, independent ‘former external institutions’ and ‘specialist designated institutions’. 

We exist to help further develop these providers’ capacity to provide high quality, cost-effective adult learning opportunities within a publicly funded context, and to promote the role of our member organisations in extending and widening participation in FE sector activity, especially by adults who have not previously benefited from education and training.        

Support and services

HOLEX services are primarily targeted on our members, for whom we undertake three core functions:

  • advocacy and representation to national agencies
  • supplying information and advice on relevant issues and initiatives
  • facilitating mutual support through events and electronic networking.

Under a sector partnership agreement with LSIS, and through our involvement in cross-sectoral national initiatives, we also undertake development work which extends our reach to non-member adult learning providers, and we have recently put in place an information, advice and networking package for other FE sector institutions that are active in adult and community learning.

Contact details

Please use the contact information below for enquiries about HOLEX and the services available or to request a publication.

By post

Bob Powell
HOLEX National Office
P O Box 145
Broadway WR12 7ZQ