The collections and full title list
An overview of the e-books collections and how they support members
We procure licences from publishers for relevant, up-to-date curricula-led titles to make available to the further education (FE) sector. Our e-books collections comprise of titles selected to support:
- A/AS level, Highers and Advanced Highers
- Vocational content for FE (BTECs, CACHE, Applied diplomas/ Applied general qualifications, NVQs and SVQs)
- GCSE, iGCSE and Nationals English and mathematics for FE and Scottish Core Skills
- Academic books that support L4 and access to university courses supplied by further education
The titles consist of core textbooks, workbooks and revision guides that support curricula UK-wide. After consulting with the FE sector, we select the most widely used titles available to procure on a concurrent use licence.
The collections contain e-books from a variety of publishers, including: ARM, Hodder Education, Bloomsbury, Cengage, Pearson and Taylor & Francis.
Many exam boards are represented in the collection such as: NVQ/SVQ, OCR, AQA, Edexcel, BTEC, CACHE, WJEC, and City & Guilds.
A spreadsheet can be found on the Jisc Collections website referencing all historic and current collections. You can find the document ID, title, print isbn, Eisbn, author(s), publication date, edition, publisher and subject area for all titles.
Quick link to the spreadsheet
Current live collections
Licenced until 10th December 2018 – 22 titles
This collection consists of BTEC National and First titles. There are a number of subject areas covered such as business, health and social care, applied science, public services, travel and tourism, construction, hospitality, performing arts, engineering, sport and beauty therapy.
Licenced until 30th August 2019 and 31st October 2019 – 33 titles
This collection contains more BTEC National and First titles covering health and social care, sport and exercise, applied science and business.
There are also several A/AS level titles from OCR, AQA and more, covering sociology and mathematics skills for biology, chemistry and psychology.
The vocational content from City & Guilds, NVQ and VRQ diploma and more, comprises of, cookery, engineering, construction and childhood studies.
Licenced until 30th August 2020 – 103 titles
This collection holds BTEC National and First titles in sport, applied science, construction, applied law, creative digital media production, technical diploma in sport and activity and animal management.
There is an extensive collection of A/AS level titles from OCR, Edexcel, WJEC/Eduqas, AQA and more. These subject areas include, chemistry, physics, biology, psychology, history, physical education, mathematics and further mathematics, business, computer science and physical education.
Other vocational content from City & Guilds, CACHE, NVQs/SVQs and Diplomas include, child care and education, health and social care, hairdressing, hospitality, construction, engineering and cookery.
Licenced until 30th August 2021 – 22 titles
This collection contains more BTEC National, Highers and GCSE e-books supporting mathematics and English mapped to AQA, OCR or WJEC
Licenced until 30th August and 29th June 2022 – 19 titles
These two collections contain English and mathematics titles for GCSE and Scottish Nationals, as well as Scottish core skills. Within the collections there are Welsh edition books too. The titles cover AQA, WJEC, Edexcel, OCR and contain books in foundation, intermediate and higher levels.
We also have an extensive collection of 198 titles in perpetuity and therefore do not have a set expiry date.
Quick link to the spreadsheet