Campaign for Learning – Informal adult education
Shaping the Way Ahead: the government’s response to the informal adult learning consultation
London – 30 October 2008
On 9 October the government released their response to the consultation into informal adult learning. This briefing will examine the findings and implications for the future.
Mark Corney, Policy Consultant to the Campaign, will chair the event and Tricia Hartley, Chief Executive of the Campaign, will provide an opening presentation. Further details to be announced.
This event will run from 11am to 1pm and costs £99 plus VAT.
For more information or to book a place on this event please click here.
If adult and lifelong learning is of interest to you, you may be attracted by our forthcoming National Learning Forum:
Lifelong Learning and Skills: Ideal and Reality
London – 02 December 2008
With the existence of a plethora of lifelong learning and skills initiatives for both pre and post 16 year olds, is there cohesion in the approaches? Inequality indicators are showing that the gaps are getting wider instead of smaller. There is a strong argument that the government’s focus on workplace learning and the initiative to raise the learning leaving age will both be counter productive in terms of social inclusion and child poverty.
The Campaign for Learning is hosting a National Learning Forum to debate the ideal and the reality of lifelong learning and skills in England and where the needs still lie. Speakers will include:
· Professor Bob Fryer, National Director For Widening Participation In Learning, Department of Health.
· Simon Bartley, Chief Executive, UK Skills.
· Tricia Hartley, Chief Executive, Campaign for Learning
Questions to be addressed at the forum will include:
· What is lifelong learning and skills?
· What are the implications of the economic downturn for initiatives that rely on a strong economy e.g. Apprenticeships, Train to Gain, higher level learning, support for the proposed new entitlement for employees under 18, and the right to request time off to train?
· Will skills accounts succeed in tapping employee demand?
· What is the role of informal learning in the lifelong learning arena?
For more information or to book a place on this event, please click on the above link or visit www.campaignforlearning.org.uk and follow links for events. Alternatively, for information regarding any of the Campaign’s events, please contact Karla McLaren on email@example.com or 020 7766