Funders and Partners
If you would like to find out more about supporting Adult Learners' Week, please contact Richard Crabb.
"The European Social Fund (ESF) is pleased to continue its support for Adult Learners' Week. The ESF programme invests in jobs and skills, particularly for those most disadvantaged in the labour market. It shares many aims with Adult Learners' Week -which provides a great opportunity to celebrate adult learning and communicate positive messages about its potential. For example, the ESF-Works website showcases projects and products that illustrate the variety of learning, skills and other activities to improve employability that are taking place under the 2007–2013 ESF programme. " James Ritchie, ESF Policy Team, Department for Work and Pensions
For example, ESF-Works showcases projects and products that illustrate the variety of activities taking place under the 2007–2013 ESF programme. "
James Ritchie, ESF Policy Team, Department for Work and Pensions
"BIS is delighted to be a partner in Adult Learners' Week. Every year, hundreds of thousands of ordinary people discover the pleasures and benefits of learning for personal, family and community development. Adult Learners' Week will continue to play its part in helping people discover the benefits of high quality innovative learning that is accessible to all."
John Gibson, BIS Senior Policy Advisor
Today, more than ever, to get ahead in life and career, it’s important for people to embrace every opportunity and to invest in their own future by improving their skills. For this reason we’re delighted to support the Learning at Work Award.
For over 25 years we’ve been creating amazing opportunities for people from all walks of life. Our range of flexible qualifications means learners can study in bite sized chunks and work at their own pace while they build towards a full qualification.
The quality of nominees in this award shows that learning whilst either ‘on the job’, or preparing for a job, can be valuable to not only the employee but the employer too.
Managing director, NOCN
The National Careers Service is delighted to work once again with Adult Learners’ Week to celebrate the great benefits of learning and encourage adults to take part in the many activities on offer during the Week.
From my own experience, I know well that the world of learning in further education can offer success and fulfilment for both individuals and employers, helping them play their part in making England a better skilled nation. The National Careers Service, managed by the Skills Funding Agency on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, makes it easy for everyone to find the accurate information they need about learning and work.
In these challenging economic times, learning becomes more important than ever and the National Careers Service is committed to getting people the right information, advice and guidance on learning and work, at the right time. Most importantly, it supports and open doors for those who want to invest in their skills to get on in life. The National Careers Service is here to help and it will play a vital part in building a sustainable economy, nourishing social mobility and feeding social justice.
Kim Thorneywork, Chief Executive Skills Funding Agency
BBC Learning is delighted to support Adult Learners Week in 2013 and to sponsor the Learning Through Technology category. One of the BBC’s six public purposes is to bring the benefits of new technologies to a wider audience. We believe that technology can play an important role in encouraging people of all ages to learn in new and exciting ways. We hope that by sponsoring this category we will help raise awareness of the value of technology to adult learning and encourage more people to get involved and have a go.
Abigail Appleton who is Head of Commissioning, BBC Learning