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.

The campaign attracts widespread media coverage across Wales and throughout the month of June, highlighting the celebration of the achievements of people, projects and organisations through our Inspire! Adult Learning Awards, signposting the hundreds of events and activities organised by a whole host of providers and awareness-raising around the importance of building a national culture of lifelong learning.

Read the latest news stories and blogs on our website dedicated to Adult Learners’ Week.

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