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AONTAS STAR Awards 2022
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1st of March, 20221st of March, 2022

AONTAS STAR Awards 2022

Delighted to report that three organisations from NI have been shortlisted for this year’s STAR Awards organised by AONTAS. The local nominees are: Orchardville – nominated in the category Health and Wellbeing -Large Organisations The NOW Group (Verve programme) – nominated under the category Social Inclusion – Large Organisations Start360 (Switch unto Employment) – nominated...

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 2022 LEARNING ENDEAVOUR AWARDS
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22nd of February, 202222nd of February, 2022

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 2022 LEARNING ENDEAVOUR AWARDS

OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK NI (OCN NI) has announced that nominations are now open for the 2022 Learning Endeavour Awards and that radio personalities Jordan Humphries and Steve Turnbull will be returning as presenters of the virtual awards.  Now in their fourth year, the aim of the 2022 Learning Endeavour Awards is to recognise and celebrate...

Learner Experiences of Learning in Lockdown
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21st of February, 202221st of February, 2022

Learner Experiences of Learning in Lockdown

In 2021 our colleagues at the Learning & Work Institute conducted interviews with some learners in Northern Ireland to capture their experiences of learning during the Covid lockdown period. This report can now be downloaded from this website’s Resources page. The report concludes with the following considerations for the future delivery of online learning: Marketing...

Towards a Culture of Lifelong Learning in Northern Ireland
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21st of February, 202221st of February, 2022

Towards a Culture of Lifelong Learning in Northern Ireland

Throughout 2021 FALNI members explored the theme of creating a culture of lifelong learning in Northern Ireland. This work was enabled with the support of the UK’s EAAL programme, managed by our colleagues at the Learning & Work Institute (https://learningandwork.org.uk/) and with their assistance we have created a report which captures the thoughts and suggestions...

Supporting the Welsh Lifelong Learning System
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16th of December, 202116th of December, 2021

Supporting the Welsh Lifelong Learning System

Today (16 Dec) saw the release of a report from the Wales Centre for Public Policy which reviews lifelong learning provision. The report is structured around key areas of lifelong learning: the context in which it takes place; lifelong learning in visions and strategies; rights and entitlements to lifelong learning; the need to strike the...

New Research Report from OCN NI and L&W
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16th of December, 202116th of December, 2021

New Research Report from OCN NI and L&W

Following on from the research paper A Higher Skills Ambition for NI, which Open College Network NI (OCN NI) commissioned back in Jan 2021, a further research report, again commissioned by OCN NI in collaboration with the Learning & Work Institute (L&W),  was published on Monday 13th December.   The new research report entitled: Working Together-How learning and skills support can...

Adult Participation in Learning Survey 2021
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10th of November, 202110th of November, 2021

Adult Participation in Learning Survey 2021

This week the Learning & Work Institute launched its latest annual survey into adult participation in the UK. When looking at the results we have to bear in mind still the impact of Covid19 and how it has changed working and learning contexts for so many. Some of the difference may also be due to...

Belfast honoured with prestigious Learning City Award
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29th of October, 202129th of October, 2021

Belfast honoured with prestigious Learning City Award

Belfast has been honoured with a UNESCO Learning City Award for 2021 in recognition for its work promoting lifelong learning across the city. This award acknowledges the vast spectrum of work that is underway in our schools, colleges, and universities as well as in our community organisations and our social spaces.  Lord Mayor of Belfast...

Celebrating Learning Day
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30th of September, 202130th of September, 2021

Celebrating Learning Day

In 2019 the Lord Mayors of Belfast, Cork, Dublin and the Mayors of Limerick and Derry City and Strabane Region signed a formal agreement to commit each city to work together and provide mutual support to help deliver on the vision of a learning city for all citizens. All five cities are part of the...

27,000 LEARNERS RECEIVE VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION FROM OCN
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13th of August, 202113th of August, 2021

27,000 LEARNERS RECEIVE VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION FROM OCN

OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK (OCN) is NI’s leading vocational and technical awarding body, that advances education by developing and awarding qualifications for adults and young people throughout Northern Ireland (NI). Working in collaboration with NI’s six Further Education Colleges, schools, community and voluntary organisations, and other training providers, OCN has awarded over 27,000 vocational and technical...