Become a supporter 

Learning and Work Institute Cymru supporters are people or organisations dedicated to increasing learning, skills and employment opportunities in Wales who want to show their support and be involved in our mission. 

It’s free to become a supporter. We want it to be a two-way process: making sure you’re up to date and get an early look at our work and latest developments; and utilising your expertise to help shape what we do. 

Our supporter network replaces our membership, and we welcome all L&W members to continue your relationship with us as a supporter.

What we do

Influencing policy and delivery

We develop ideas for learning, skills and employment. We are helping to shape a new approach to lifelong learning in Wales, we brought the sector together to develop thinking on how to improve ESOL provision in Wales and we are working to ensure the needs of adults are recognised across the post-16 education system..  We manage networks and collaborate with stakeholders to improve delivery.

Campaigning for change

We run Adult Learners’ Week to highlight the opportunities for adult education and demonstrate to individuals and policymakers the value of learning throughout life. Our Inspire! learner and tutor awards showcase inspirational individuals and groups and show Waless potential to be a country with learning at its heart.  We campaign to improve the quality of work in Wales and for everyone to have fair access work and progression.

Building evidence

Our analysis helps understand what works. We publish a monthly analysis of the latest labour market data.  We evaluate programmes across Wales and the rest of UK. Through this evidence base we are uniquely placed in Wales to provide advice to government and the sector on the key areas for change.

Reasons to become one of our supporters

Stay informed

Receive regular updates on our work in Wales and latest developments in the sector, as well as early access to new research and findings.

Be involved

Help shape our work by sharing your expertise and insights, and take part in campaigns on policy, funding and delivery.  

Keep engaged

Get access to our programme of events, webinars, and resources aimed at practitioners and commissioners.  Receive exclusive discounts to key Learning and Work Institute events.

Who can be a L&W supporter?

Anyone who cares about or wants to know more about learning, skills and employment. Both individuals and organisations can join our network. It’s open to public, private and third sector organisations, and people from front line practitioners to policymakers.

How do I become a supporter?

You can sign up by completing our online form below or for further information please email [email protected].

Please note that our supporter network replaces our membership.