Funders and Partners
The ongoing success of Adult Learners’ Week owes so much to the contribution of our funders and partners.
The European Social Fund (ESF) aims to improve employment opportunities in the European Union by supporting Member States' employment and skills policies. In England, in 2007-2013, the ESF is investing £2.5 billion in jobs and skills. It is giving people who need support the most, including those in the most disadvantaged communities, the tools and help they need to fulfil their potential. Find out more about the European Social Fund
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. Find out more about the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers. Find out more about the National Careers Service
Jan Hodges, CEO of the Edge Foundation, says:
The Edge Foundation believes that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and that there are, indeed, many paths to success. For some, this learning journey is not easy but there are many, truly positive examples of young people overcoming any barriers they may face.
Supporting the Young Adult Learner Award, as part of Adult Learners Week 2014 is giving us the opportunity to hear many remarkable stories. Lifelong learning is so important to our society and Edge is delighted to be part of the celebrations.
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the leading trade association for vocational learning and employment providers in Britain. The majority of its 600+ members are independent private, not-for-profit and voluntary sector training and employment services organisations. Membership is open to any provider committed to quality provision and it includes over 50 FE colleges involved in work based learning. 70% plus of apprenticeships in England are delivered by AELP members.
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT enables the global information society by improving the IT skills of everyone who uses, or wants to use, technology. We are the leading awarding organisation for IT qualifications, working with partners in schools, adult education, government and business, throughout the world.
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of PR, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.