ALP : The Adult Learning Project,

ALP was set up in 1979.  Since then thousands of people from all walks of life in Edinburgh and beyond have been involved in various aspects of the project’s work. The only qualification needed is a desire to learn. ALP tries to involve its participants in the broad life of the project. ALP believes that education is a social experience and many of the learning methods are influenced by the work of Paulo Freire.

ALP is committed to making its activities and programme accessible to all. Where possible, ALP will provide childcare, use accessible premises, produce materials in accessible formats and keep costs to a minimum. If you find that you are unable to come to ALP for any reason, please contact us.


The ALP Association is run by ALP students and friends of ALP in partnership with Community Learning and Development. All ALP participants are invited to become a member of the ALP Association and contribute to the work of the project by coming to monthly meetings. The meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 18:45 in Tollcross Community Centre. The aim is to create community & enhance learning through promoting collaboration, social events, learning events & cultural exchanges.

Click on the image above for a link to Living Adult Education, a book by Gerri and Colin Kirkwood about the Adult Learning Project and the application of Freirean methods in the Scottish context.

ALP: A democratic learning community
Adult Learning Project (ALP), Tollcross Community Centre, 
117 Fountainbrid
ge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG

For more information or to enrol for any ALP courses
, contact us on: 
phone:    0131 221 5800 (Tollcross Community Centre)

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