Adult Learners’ Week 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.This year we celebrated 26 years of Adult Learners’ Week and to kick-start the campaign we held our annual Inspire! awards ceremony on the 15th June at City Hall in Cardiff, where we announced our 14 inspirational award winners and revealed Laura Harris as the Inspire! Adult Learner of the Year Award Winner.

You can view all of the Award winner stories here in our Inspire! Awards 2017 – Interactive Profile Booklet
You can also view their videos here on our YouTube page.

Adult Learners’ Week was celebrated all across Wales during 19th – 25th June, there were a range of taster events, workshops, promotional activities on offer!
We would like to thank you for your incredible support, we enjoyed yet another fantastic year and as a result:

  • 51% attended a taster session / learning activity to learn a new skill
  • 69% of individuals intend on taking up learning in the next three years
  • 62% attended a taster session / learning activity to enhance their job prospects to find or get a job and 19% were motivated by a career change.
  • 31% of individuals signed up for a course and 25% sought further advice and guidance.

Please note that we do not have any dates confirmed for Adult Learners’ Week next year, but please check back here for any updates.

If you would like more information, please get in touch: [email protected]