• Spotlight on John Spence: Inspire! Adult Learner of the Year

    John Spence won the Life Change and Progression Award and the Adult Learner of the Year at the Inspire! Adult Learning Awards on 6th June in Cardiff. John Spence continues to progress and inspire others and shares his story with The Guardian.

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  • Inspire! Adult Learning Award Winners revealed

    On the 6th June we held our annual Inspire! Adult Learning Awards at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff. Eleven winners were awarded along with the Adult Learner’ of the Year presented by Eluned Morgan, the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language.

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  • Welsh Government Consultation – Delivery and funding of community-based adult learning

    The Welsh Government are looking for your views on proposals for restructuring the way the Welsh Government delivers and funds community-based adult learning in Wales. Have your say – the closing date for your responses is 11th September 2018.

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  • Ambitious and Learning for All

    ‘Our aim is to instil in everyone a passion to learn throughout their lives, inspiring them with the ambition to be the best they possibly can be.  A prosperous Wales needs creative, highly skilled and adaptable people, so our education from the earliest age will be the foundation for a lifetime of learning and achievement.’

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  • Helping care leavers make the right choice in education and work

    Our new website will help young people leaving care overcome barriers in education and work.

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  • Adult Learners’ Week 2018

    Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest annual learning festival, with over 10,000 adults in Wales participating in Adult Learners’ Week events and activities that will prompt adults across the country into returning to learning. This year week will take place during 18th – 24th June and there will be plenty of ways that organisations across Wales can get involved.

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Our Work

1 in 6 UK adults struggle with literacy, 1 in 4 with numeracy, while many struggle with other life skills. Our work aims to build more integrated support, better local planning and delivery, taking forward the recommendations of our Family Learning Inquiry.

Despite high UK employment rates too many people are stuck on low pay or no pay, negatively impacting our economy. Our work explores how integrated support, a National Advancement Service and world class Apprenticeships can help.

The UK has skills deficits that are holding us back, but public investment has fallen by a third in five years. Our work looks at how the learning, skills and employment systems can achieve more with less - for individuals, employers and the tax payer.

We want a society where everyone has a chance to learn and achieve. Using our research and evidence, we challenge thinking, stimulate debate, advocate on behalf of learners and practitioners, so that everyone can benefit from lifelong learning.