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Adult Community Learning | Learning in Lockdown
24th September 2020 by Nisha Patel

Adult Community Learning | Learning in Lockdown

Vale Courses have been busy with their paintbrushes. Art Tutor Christine Lloyd entered the categories “Our Wonderful NHS” and “Life after Lockdown” for ‘Art Challenge Wales’. These painting are going to be actioned through jumblebee.co.uk to...Read more »

Learning Welsh during lockdown
19th August 2020 by Nisha Patel

Learning Welsh during lockdown

Learning Welsh during lockdown Learning Welsh proved popular during lockdown, with thousands more adults following courses with the National Centre for Learning Welsh and its course providers. Developing digital learning resources had been a priority for...Read more »

Emerging lessons from the crisis for the post-16 sector
9th July 2020 by Wendy Ellaway-Lock

Emerging lessons from the crisis for the post-16 sector

As for all parts of the education system, the Covid-19 crisis has been an unprecedented challenge for the adult learning sector. Each part of the sector has faced unique challenges: whether the prospect of a significant...Read more »

Thomas Ferriday- what it’s like to be an Inspire! Award winner
20th January 2020 by Nisha Patel

Thomas Ferriday- what it’s like to be an Inspire! Award winner

Thomas Ferriday: Last year I won an Inspire! Award in 2019 for my learning achievements and the steps that I took to get to where I am today. I had a challenging past which led me...Read more »

Forward, not back
27th September 2019 by David Hagendyk

Forward, not back

Learning and Work Cymru’s annual adult education conference this year saw more than 120 practitioners, learners, managers and policymakers gather to help put some flesh on the bones of the Welsh Government commitment to developing a...Read more »

Focus on Wales as Personal Learning Account pilot launched
18th September 2019 by David Hagendyk

Focus on Wales as Personal Learning Account pilot launched

Personal Learning Accounts are back in fashion. In England the Liberal Democrats have announced plans for a £9000 Learning and Skills Account, while Sajid Javid floated similar plans during the Conservative Leadership contest.  Around the world similar models...Read more »

The ‘postcode penalty’ – What the Youth Opportunity Index tells us about inequality of opportunity
21st May 2019 by David Hagendyk

The ‘postcode penalty’ – What the Youth Opportunity Index tells us about inequality of opportunity

Back in 1997 I was campaigning for a Yes vote in the referendum to establish the National Assembly for Wales, knocking doors and encouraging people to vote in communities across the south Wales coalfield. Two years...Read more »

The latest analysis on Women in Apprenticeships: Supporting women into work and diversifying the workplace
21st February 2019 by David Hagendyk

The latest analysis on Women in Apprenticeships: Supporting women into work and diversifying the workplace

2019 has already seen the publication of two important reports:  the excellent State of the Nation report from Chwarae Teg and a report on the future direction of apprenticeship policy from colleagues at NTfW. To bring...Read more »

Our response on the new Tertiary Education and Research Commission Wales
18th July 2018 by David Hagendyk

Our response on the new Tertiary Education and Research Commission Wales

As the technical consultation on the creation of the new Tertiary Education and Research Commission closes, Learning and Work Institute Cymru Director David Hagendyk argues that more focus is needed on the importance of lifelong learning...Read more »

Adult Learner’s Week Wales – celebrating the power of further education
15th June 2018 by Nisha Patel

Adult Learner’s Week Wales – celebrating the power of further education

Despite struggling with self-esteem and caring for family members, Rosemary Probert is living proof that education can improve personal obstacles. There are many misconceptions about education with one being that you only get one shot at...Read more »