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.’


Welsh Government


The Welsh Government has rightly identified education and learning as key priorities for Wales.  It will be the foundation on which our future prosperity, wealth and health will be built.  At Learning and Work we believe too in the potential of everyone and in the right of individuals to be able to access opportunities to learn and to gain new skills throughout their lives.  Yet we know that there are particular groups that face significant barriers that prevent them from accessing and achieving in education.


With decades of experience in research and development on making education more inclusive we have a track record of both supporting and challenging governments to improve policy and providers to improve their practice.  To continue this work, we have launched the ‘Ambitious and Learning for All’ policy seminar programme.  This will look at the needs and aspirations of people groups traditionally most marginalised. The sessions will cover latest research and findings, as well as examining best practice to inform policy solutions. Bringing together learners, practitioners, providers, and government to improve policy and practice they will shine a light on the solutions available to Wales in the post-compulsory sector.


Running until March 2018 the focus will include widening participation and raising attainment for groups such as young care leavers and carers, meeting the needs of Gypsy Traveller communities, raising quality of ESOL provision, and improving offender learning.  If you have a suggestion for other areas to be considered or would like to contribute, participate and partner with Learning and Work Institute please contact David Hagendyk (Director for Wales, L&W) on [email protected]


ESOL – 15 December 2017

Offender Learning – 31 January 2018