Adult Learners – Skills for Life

Skills 4

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm

The Workers’ Educational Association is a national adult education provider supporting learners in some of England and Scotland’s most deprived areas. The session would look at the WEA’s surveys of students exploring the impact of adult learning on health & wellbeing, active citizenship and employability. It would also explore how the WEA has been working alongside other adult education providers to promote the need for a national adult learning and skills strategy, working closely with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Adult Education and with Warwick University’s Institute for Employment Research. The session would report on the most recent Call for Evidence on the links between adult learning and improved health and well-being and how adult education can be better integrated into public policy relating the lifelong learning, skills & employment and broader policy areas such as health, civic participation and the challenges of an ageing population.