• Adult Learners’ Week (19 – 25 June 2017)

    Adult Learners’ Week (19 – 25 June 2017) is an annual campaign which celebrates and promotes adult learning opportunities as part of the Festival of Learning.

    Click here to find FREE learning events in your area!

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  • Inspire! Tutor Awards Nominations 2017

    Learning and Work Institute is proud to be hosting the Inspire! Tutor Awards this year.

    The Inspire! Tutor Awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional Tutors in Wales who have shown outstanding passion and commitment to encourage, support and teach other adult learners to pursue their goals, whether it’s in their community or the workplace.

    We invite nominations for outstanding individuals whose commitment, knowledge and communication skills have given adult learners the encouragement to enjoy and benefit from their learning experience.

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  • Skills for Work Week (15th – 21st May)

    ‘Skills for Work Week’ is a new campaign which builds on the success of Learning at Work Day. Skills for Work Week will encourage all workplaces across Wales to run branded events linked to a national campaign to promote the value of investing the development of skills in the workplace.

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    Experienced campaigner, David Hagendyk will be joining Learning and Work Institute as the new Director for Wales.

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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.