In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) all learning activities for this year’s Adult Learners’ Week campaign will be delivered virtually through various established online platforms.
The Welsh Government, and the Learning and Work Institute, want to create Wales’ largest-ever bank of digital adult learning resources and we want you to be a part of it. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on all aspects of life for everyone across Wales. The economic market is facing uncertain times with businesses temporarily closed, employees being furloughed or potential redundancies on the horizon. As well as the above, many people feel isolated, lonely and are struggling with their health and wellbeing. That’s why now more than ever, we need to pool our resources and work together to support Wales through a new Adult Learner’s Week online learning platform.
Our platform will give people access to free and paid for courses – where they can learn new skills, take their careers to the next level or simply explore new interests. This will be complemented by a multichannel marketing campaign that raises awareness of the resource and encourages Wales to keep learning. To make this a success, we need the best partners – training, educational, skills-based, and community learning experts – to contribute to the courses, tutorials, and webinars, sharing access to new or existing materials.
We already have Open University, National Museum and Swansea Lifelong Learning Service signed up as partners and we would like to invite you to join our mission.
If you are a provider and would like to get involved with this year’s digital campaign, please complete this form and return it to [email protected]
For general enquiries about the campaign, email us at [email protected] or call us via telephone: 029 2105 7215 or 07920040653.
More about the campaign:
Adult Learners’ Week is the the largest adult learning campaign in Wales, coordinated by Learning and Work Institute Wales (L&W) in partnership with the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund and other partners.The campaign aims to inspire and encourage thousands of adults each year to continue education and skills development in a wide variety of forms and helping to raise awareness of the value of adult learning by celebrating the achievements of learners and providers and inspiring more people to discover how learning can positively change their lives. This is achieved by working with a host of private and public organisations on the promotion of free taster events, bite-size sessions, promotional activities, short courses and guidance and support on careers and skills to prompt adults across the country to return to learning.
Each year we see thousands of adult learners attend events and activities such as bite size taster sessions, short courses, open days and promotional activities along with signposting information, advice and guidance. Whether people are looking to brush up on their skills, gain a professional qualification, to try something new, to seek information or to improve their job prospects, there are several ways for people to get involved and change their story.
Adult Learners’ Week promotional film: