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. Now in over 55 countries worldwide, its intention in Wales is to signpost the huge variety of courses available to the adult learner, and to prompt adults across the country into returning to learning. Each year, over 10,000 adults in Wales participate in Adult Learners’ Week activities. This is achieved by working with a host of private and public organisations on the promotion of free taster events, local outreach activities and short courses.


We are celebrating 26 years of Adult Learners’ Week and to kick-start the campaign we are looking forward to one of the best celebrations on the calendar. Our Inspire! Awards will be presented on 15th June at Cardiff City Hall.



You can find FREE learning events and activities in your area by clicking here.



There will be plenty of ways you can get involved during the Festival and we hope you’re already thinking about the various types of learning events you could organise, such as taster sessions, information displays, promotional activities and many more.

Use our Events Calendar to upload your events and for this you will receive an ‘Event in a Box’ containing complimentary promotional items and some Quick Reads titles.


For your Adult Learners’ Week events please click here to find the following marketing materials for your events, you will find logos, evaluation forms, feedback forms and Interactive posters to promote your event.

A little snapshot of last year’s celebration…


Thank you for your incredible support for Adult Learners’ Week 2016!  We enjoyed a fantastic campaign and as a result:

  • There were a total of 300 have-a-go events with 10,300 participants
  • 61% agreed that “as a result of Adult Learners’ Week/Festival of Learning I feel excited about learning”
  • 51% of people agreed that “Adult Learners’ Week/Festival of Learning has given me more confidence”
  • 58% of people agreed that “Parents who engage in learning find that their children perform better at school”
  • 59% intend on taking up learning in the next three years


Our 2016 Interactive Inspire! Award Profile booklet is available to download here.
If you want to tweet about this, mention us on the handle: @LearnWorkCymru and use the hashtag #lovetolearn


Are you organising an event for Adult Learners’ Week? please contact [email protected] if you would like any information on Adult Learners’ Week.