Community Learning

Community Learning

Welcome to the Community Learning resources website – a source of information, resources and opportunities to help you understand and adapt to the latest policy developments affecting adult and community learning, including:

  • resources to help providers in devolution areas prepare for the devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) by 2018/19 – these resources are under ‘Local Area Planning’ in the resources tab
  • materials and resources for all aspects of learning in communities and families, including defining the benefits and evidencing the impact of non-qualification provision
  • discussions on key community and family learning topics; and
  • opportunities to share approaches and good practice.

The website is primarily aimed at Adult and Community Learning providers.  We also hope it will also be of interest to any providers, such as Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise providers, colleges and Independent Training Providers, involved in delivering non-qualification provision and those affected by the devolution of the AEB. It will also be a useful source of information about community learning for others involved in AEB devolution, such as LEP and Combined Authority Commissioning Managers.

Access to the resources on this website is free and there is no need to register.

More information on our National Adult Education Stakeholder Groups is available here. 

Family and Community Learning Blogs


Community Learning Reform Resources

  • Managing Money App

    Film – Managing Money App – September 2018  ‘Managing Money” is an Erasmus+ funded project which aimed to address the growing need for Europe’s citizens to increase their financial understanding, supporting them to understand and...

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  • Vocational Maths Mentors

    A guide for Instructional Officers and Maths Mentors on embedding maths in vocational workshops This guide is for prisons which wish to deliver maths in vocational workshops and industrial areas. It can be used by Prison...

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  • Get Set for Success 2017 – 2018

    From 2017 – 2018, L&W have continued to support prison establishments delivering Get Set for Success as well as to engage other establishments. Through prison visits, we have encouraged providers to adopt a ‘whole organisation approach’...

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  • Family Learning in Prisons: An Evaluation Toolkit for Tutors

    L&W research found that there are currently gaps in evidence of the impact of family learning in prisons. To help address this, L&W developed “Family Learning in Prisons: An Evaluation Toolkit for Tutors”. The guide consists...

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  • Future Leaders Programme: Coventry and Sheffield

    From 2017 – 2018, Learning and Work Institute managed the “Family Learning Future leaders programme” on behalf of DfE. The programme aimed to identify future leaders of family learning and to enable them to develop their...

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