Whatever happened to our vision of a learning society: The Learning Age 20 years on
9 January 2018 by Sir Alan Tuckett OBE

Whatever happened to our vision of a learning society: The Learning Age 20 years on

‘The Learning Age’, a Government Green Paper published in the 1990s, includes a preface by David Blunkett which offers a generous vision of the value of lifelong learning. Lord Blunkett recognises the role adult learning plays...Read more »

Supporting transitions from ESOL to apprenticeships
15 November 2017 by Elizabeth Davies

Supporting transitions from ESOL to apprenticeships

Last week’s Annual Conference on English, Maths and ESOL was a great opportunity to hear more about the good work that adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL practitioners do, and the benefits this can have for learners....Read more »

Fixing Universal Credit – where to start?
10 November 2017 by Guest Blogger

Fixing Universal Credit – where to start?

A couple of weeks ago, on this blog, Tony Wilson argued that it was “time to pause UC…slow down and be prepared to change course”. He raised the issues of slow processing times for Universal Credit...Read more »

Inspired to achieve – Care Leavers Week special blog
27 October 2017 by Guest Blogger

Inspired to achieve – Care Leavers Week special blog

My name is Sam. I was a care leaver in 2011 who arrived on the shores of Swansea – then the beloved Swansea Metropolitan, to study Education (and transition to become a Primary School Teacher). The...Read more »

More to do to engage adults with Advanced Learner Loans
23 October 2017 by Lauren Bennett

More to do to engage adults with Advanced Learner Loans

Although the recently published statistical first release on Further Education and Skills in England demonstrates concerning falls in apprenticeship starts and adult participation in Further Education including English and maths and Level 2 courses, there is...Read more »

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