Festival of Learning

The Festival of Learning brings together organisations across the country to offer thousands of opportunities for anyone and everyone to learn something new.

As part of the Festival, hundreds of organisations hold learning events and activities that inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to ‘have a go’ and discover how learning can change their life.

We are still in the process of bidding for funding for next year's campaign. We will be sure to add details of our planned activities for 2016 to these pages as soon as everything is confirmed.

You can still get involved now

• Host a ‘have a go’ event, taster session or open day to promote your courses
• Tell us about your event, learning journey or experiences on Facebook or Twitter
• Attend a learning event. Find out what’s happening near you.

National Events and Activities

During 2015, NIACE and Adult Learners' Week were delighted to have linked up with the following national activities. Click on the buttons for more information about each activity:


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ApprenticeshipsVolunteers week

Our supporters included: NOCN, the BBC, Edge Foundation, and the Association of Colleges (AoC). For more information on how to get involved, for example if you would like to become a Festival of Learning supporter or partner, email us alw@learningandwork.org.uk                                                                     

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers. For further information please visit The National Careers Service website.