The campaign week is set to take place from 18– 24 September 2023 with activity taking place throughout the month and aims to promote Welsh Government’s vision to establish Wales as a “Second Chance Nation” for lifelong learning.

The campaign aims to connect people to a wide range of learning opportunities, demonstrate the benefits of adult learning, and celebrate the achievements of people, projects and organisations in Wales championing and participating in learning and skills.

A nation of second chances

The campaign will inspire and engage adults to take a step back into learning to improve their confidence and wellbeing, switch careers, progress in work, discover a newfound passion and connect with other people or to seek advice and guidance on the existing pathways available to them. This is achieved by collaborating with our campaign partners across the sector on the promotion of online, live and in-person events, courses, taster sessions, open days, resources and careers advice and guidance. The content will be signposted on our website throughout September with a focus on special events taking place during campaign week.

We want Adult Learners’ Week to be the catalyst that inspires and mobilises people to change their story to lead better and more fulfilling lives. The campaign will offer people a second chance and the confidence they need to move forward and access learning opportunities and to seek advice and guidance.

Join our network of partners

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 work with you to:

  1. Promote your provision and engage with new and existing audiences by offering opportunities to learn
  2. Connect people in Wales to get support with health & wellbeing, learning and employment opportunities
  3. Become a part of the Wales-wide campaign partnership that advocates lifelong learning
  4. Share positive and aspirational stories that will inspire others to participate in lifelong learning

How to get involved:

  • Plan and deliver online or in-person tasters, outreach activity, courses special events and upload them to our campaign website where you will have your own account profile
  • Promote your existing provision for adults and the pathways available to them to re-train and upskill and connect with others. Share Adult Learners’ Week information and opportunities with your learners, hubs, community groups, colleagues, and networks
  • Highlight what more could be done to improve access to learning and skills for adults – share your research, write an article, or launch a publication – what are the exisiting barriers and what needs to change? Or what are the successes?
  • Share your stories and celebrate the achievements of people who have accessed your provision – what are benefits of learning, how has it transformed their lives?
  • Join the conversation on social media to promote and raise awareness of the campaign. Tag us in all your activity using the handles and tags:
    Twitter – @LearnWorkCymru Instagram – @learnworkcymru Facebook – @learningandworkinstitute

If you are new to the campaign and would like to join our partnership, please complete our Adult Learners’ Week Stakeholder form to express your interest. If you already have an account on our campaign website or you have previously worked with us, you won’t need to complete the form.

Email : for any campaign queries.

Adult Learners' Week Campaign Toolkit

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Campaign partners and sponsors

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