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Learning and Work’s response on the new Tertiary Education and Research Commission Wales
18th July 2018 by Nisha Patel

Learning and Work’s 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 Learners’ Week – celebrating the power of further education with Rose Probert
15th June 2018 by Nisha Patel

Adult Learners’ Week – celebrating the power of further education with Rose Probert

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...Read more »

ESOL Roundtable: Shaping the future of ESOL provision in Wales
9th March 2018 by Nisha Patel

ESOL Roundtable: Shaping the future of ESOL provision in Wales

To challenge and support the Welsh Government’s Ambitious and Learning policy strand, Learning and Work Institute Cymru launched a series of roundtables to shine a light on policy areas that don’t always get the attention that...Read more »

Offender Learning Round Table: “Life in Limbo-Land”
6th February 2018 by Nisha Patel

Offender Learning Round Table: “Life in Limbo-Land”

As part of our Ambitious and Learning for All roundtable series, Learning and Work Institute Cymru held an Offender Round Table event on 31st January in Gower College Swansea. Director for Wales, David Hagendyk follows up...Read more »

Employability & Skills: Five starter points on how to build a more inclusive society
5th December 2017 by Nisha Patel

Employability & Skills: Five starter points on how to build a more inclusive society

This week Learning and Work Cymru will host the annual Employability and Skills Convention. It’s fair to say it is good timing.  We’ll hear from Remploy about the start of Work and Health Programme Wales and...Read more »

What does the new employability strategy mean to small businesses?
17th November 2017 by Nisha Patel

What does the new employability strategy mean to small businesses?

Learning and Work Institute will deliver The Employability and Skills Wales Convention on 6th December 2017. This is a flagship event for the sector that will once again address the challenges and opportunities faced by policy makers...Read more »

‘Better Jobs, Better Futures’ for Employability and Skills in Swansea
2nd November 2017 by Nisha Patel

‘Better Jobs, Better Futures’ for Employability and Skills in Swansea

Learning and Work Institute will deliver The Employability and Skills Wales Convention on 6th December 2017. This is a flagship event for the sector that will once again address the challenges and opportunities faced by policy...Read more »

Welsh Government Adult Learning Policy
14th July 2017 by Wendy Ellaway-Lock

Welsh Government Adult Learning Policy

This week the Welsh Government published their new adult learning policy.  Broadly speaking it represents a step in the right direction and recognition that adult and community learning has an important part to play in employability,...Read more »

19th February 2017 by Wendy Ellaway-Lock

Opening up education

Openness is everywhere in education at the moment: at the back end of 2011 a free course in Artificial Intelligence had over 160,000 learners enrolled; in 2012 in the UK the Government followed other national bodies...Read more »

14th January 2016 by Wendy Ellaway-Lock

Further Education at the Heart of a New Vision for Education, Skills and Employment

The publication of the PPIW report Fostering High Quality Vocational Further Education in Wales provides a welcome opportunity to reflect on the huge change that the FE sector in Wales has been through over recent years, and also...Read more »