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The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) is the national organisation for adult learning in England and Wales. It improves the quality and breadth of opportunities for all adults to learn, so they can benefit from learning throughout their lives.

Support and services

We believe that adult learning is essential, not only to create and maintain a more skilled and knowledgeable workforce, but also for personal development, and for a just, inclusive and democratic society. We work to secure high-quality education and training systems that are responsive to the diversity and complexity of adults’ needs and aspirations as learners.

NIACE is a member-led organisation whose aim of securing more, different and better opportunities for adults is pursued in a number of ways, all focused on achieving clear, demonstrable public benefits. The most significant combine influencing policy, conducting development and research, outreach activities and production of many events and publications each year.

NIACE has a record of managing grants funds, the most recent being administering the Skills Funding Agency funded Adult and Community Learning Fund.

Contact details

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

Keep up to date

Keep up to date on the latest news from NIACE by signing up to our e-bulletin when you register with NIACE. You will also be able to select other relevant networks that will email you on a regular basis.