Adult Learners’ Week

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Join Learning and Work Institute’s Adult Learners’ Week

17 – 23 October 2022

Adult Learners’ Week is an annual campaign coordinated by Learning and Work Institute (L&W) in partnership with the Welsh Government and other partners.

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The campaign which was originally set to take place during 19 – 25 September has now been postponed to 17 – 23 October due to the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. L&W would like to thank their campaign partners for their continued support and hope that adult learning providers will be able to join them for the promotion and celebration of Adult Learners’ Week in October.
Adult Learners’ Week plays a major role in promoting a variety of opportunities for individuals, families, and communities to learn new skills, to support health and wellbeing, start new hobbies or to seek new opportunities to retrain and make a fresh start.

The opportunity to access adult education and to start again is at the heart of Welsh Government’s vision of making Wales a nation of second chances. The campaign will be a catalyst for people to take the next step that will allow them to lead healthier and prosperous lives.

The Adult Learners’ Week platform has been designed to host information, courses, events, information, and resources to connect people to opportunities across Wales. Last year, L&W hosted over 500 listings from a wide range of organisations and partnerships including The Open University in Wales, UNISON, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Football Association of Wales, Big Ideas Wales, Unite, Adult Community Learning, Digital Communities Wales and others.

This year’s campaign activity will see a mix of online, live and in-person activities that will be promoted to people across Wales throughout October. See the events already accessible on the platform.

Be part of the campaign and make lifelong learning more accessible and visible to adults across Wales.

Your involvement will help to raise the impact and profile of adult learning and help to empower people through lifelong learning opportunities. Here are the different ways you can get involved in October:

  • Use the Adult learners’ Week platform to promote your courses, open days, taster events, and learning resources
  • Highlight the benefits of learning, what works or what more could be done to improve access to learning and skills for adults – share your research, write an article, or launch a publication for Adult Learners’ Week
  • Join the activity on social media by using the hashtags #neverstoplearning #secondchancenation #adultlearnersweek and follow and tag L&W’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
  • Share your stories and celebrate the achievements of people who have accessed your provision and experienced the benefits of lifelong learning

Download our campaign and resource toolkit to get involved.

If you have any questions about setting up an account on the website to register your activities or would like to discuss opportunities for cross-promotional activity email:

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