The National Council of Labour Colleges (NCLC) was an organisation set up in the United Kingdom to foster independent working class education.
The organisation was founded at a convention held in the Clarion Club House, Yardley, Birmingham on 8/9 October 1921. Its role was to act as a co-ordinating body for the movement of labour colleges, including the Central Labour College.
- Free access to NCLC classes
- Free access to non-residential day schools
- Occasional lectures provided at meetings
- Free NCLC correspondence courses for which the NCLC ran adverts on the inside back cover of The Clarion Cyclist.
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