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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 »

Spotlight on John Spence: Inspire! Adult Learner of the Year
6th June 2018 by Nisha Patel

Spotlight on John Spence: Inspire! Adult Learner of the Year

  John Spence won the Life Change and Progression Award and the Adult Learner of the Year at the Inspire! Adult Learning Awards on 6th June in Cardiff. John Spence continues to progress and inspire others and...Read more »

ESOL Roundtable: Shaping the future of ESOL provision in Wales
9th March 2018 by David Hagendyk

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 David Hagendyk

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 »