This book provides an up-to-date and critical analysis of contemporary issues and debates in the lifelong learning sector (LLS). The themes are presented in an accessible format, and are underpinned by recent research as well as policy analysis. The authors examine significant issues in the LLS today including inclusive practice, the employability agenda, the curriculum in the LLS and research-led teaching. There are practical strategies and reflective tasks that encourage readers to become critical, questioning practitioners. Other helpful features include: Learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter Links to QTLS standards Case studies End of chapter summaries Further reading and useful websites It is essential reading for trainees on QTLS programmes and is also important reading for education students and qualified staff undertaking CPD.