Adult Learners’ Week is the largest celebration of lifelong learning in Wales. 

The campaign inspires and encourages thousands of adults each year to continue education and skills development in a wide variety of forms while helping to build a national culture of lifelong learning. 

Through our campaigning we celebrate the achievements of learners and providers and raise awareness of the value of adult learning and the many benefits of the ways in which learning can positively change lives – the campaign is a chance for individuals to open doors; take the next step and change their story.   

This is achieved by working with a whole host of private and public organisations on the promotion signposting of free taster sessions, tutorials, short courses, promotional activity and guidance and support on careers and skills. 

The campaign is coordinated by Learning and Work Institute Wales (L&W) in partnership with the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund and other partners such as The Open University in Wales, Agored Cymru, Adult Learning Wales and National Centre for Learning Welsh.  

In response to the current pandemic we’ve worked with a range of partners to  create bank of digital adult learning resources signposted through  the Adult Learners’ Week online learning platform as part of the  celebration.

The platform gives access to free courses, resources and tutorials to learn new skills, gain a qualification, improve health, well-being and confidence, or simply discover a new passion or hobby.

The campaign offers a vital stepping-stone and a chance for us all to work together across Wales to ensure that more people know about the opportunities available to them. Together we can create increased visibility and momentum for lifelong learning in Wales and inspire more adults to move forward and build a better future with confidence.

We want to celebrate the benefits of lifelong learning in Wales, showcase what works, sign-post advice and guidance and share the stories of people who have created new futures for themselves.

Join our network of partners to deliver live tutorials and events for the campaign and we’ll promote any courses and resources on the site.

We want to work with you to:

  • Engage with new and existing audiences (550 courses and 130,000 searches on the site last year).
  • Play a key role in connecting people in Wales to get support with health & wellbeing, learning and employment opportunities.
  • Be part of a Wales-wide campaign and partnership that advocates lifelong learning and share positive, aspirational stories to inspire others to consider learning, developing new skills and make a fresh start.

Join our campaign

Campaign partners and sponsors

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  • Refined Logo (PNG) ALW
  • AC FC Port (no strap)
  • Logo_Porffor_RGB Centre for Learning Welsh
  • ESF new logo 2019

Get in touch for more information about Adult Learners' Week

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