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City & Guilds have produced e-book versions of our textbooks for customers who want a digital option for using our content. The textbooks are written specifically to equip you with all the skills you need for on-going career success. Our authors are experienced tutors who specialise within their sectors. We currently have e-books across the following sectors: Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Construction, BSE, Business Administration, Health and Social Care and Childcare.

Our e-books can be accessed in three different ways:

  1. via a Blackboard or Moodle-based VLE 
  2. via the VitalSource Bookshelf app or 
  3. through the City & Guilds SmartScreen platform.

VLE access allows:

  • learners and tutors to access the book using the same login details they use to access all other materials on their VLE
  • learners to access anytime, anyplace, on up to four devices on and offline
  • tutors to share notes and highlighted areas with all learners in the group, making it easy to ensure everyone gets the required direction
  • tutors to track learner usage and monitor their engagement.

VitalSource Bookshelf access allows:

  • learners to access the e-book anytime, anyplace, on up to four devices on and offline
  • save their own notes and highlighted areas of text, which they can then share with other learners.

SmartScreen access allows:

  • tutors and learners to access the book through any computer with an internet connection.
  • tutors and learners to bookmark pages, highlight areas of text, make notes and refer back to them.

All of our e-books are sold with a three year licence.