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12th of February, 202112th of February, 2021

Levelling up Adult Community Education

A new report out on provision in England looking at the data available and making recommendations for government, local government and adult community education providers. Very interesting set of recommendations, including – Establish a branded adult education centre in everytown. Planning rules should promote multi-usecommunity centres which can be used as outreachposts for adult education....

Launch of Learn Well, Live Well Report
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5th of February, 20215th of February, 2021

Launch of Learn Well, Live Well Report

The Learn Well, Live Well: adult learning and health and wellbeing report has been produced over the past few months as part of the UK programme for the European Agenda on Adult Learning (managed by the Learning and Work Institute). It has been compiled and edited by the NI Impact Forum on Adult Learning and...

Two Belfast nominations for STAR Awards
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5th of February, 20215th of February, 2021

Two Belfast nominations for STAR Awards

Belfast Metropolitan College – shortlisted for Social Inclusion (large organisations) The Centre for Childhood Studies at Belfast Metropolitan College, alongside the Ashton Centre and numerous other partners within the wider LEMUS project, aimed at bringing unemployed adult community learners of all ages together, from a range of religious and cultural backgrounds, across all four corners...

Higher skills ambition needed for Northern Ireland
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28th of January, 202126th of January, 2021

Higher skills ambition needed for Northern Ireland

Yesterday saw the launch of a new report from the Learning and Work Institute, commissioned by the Open College Network NI – A higher skills ambition for Northern Ireland: Skills for growth and social inclusion. Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of the Learning and Work Institute, said: “The importance of learning and skills have been heightened...

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9th of January, 20219th of January, 2021

Save the Date

The first conference of NALAB will take place online on Friday 5th March, as part of AONTAS‘ Adult Learners Festival 2021 #BetterTogether. There will be contributions from all five nations. More information on content and registration details will follow.

Forthcoming Publication
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6th of January, 20219th of January, 2021

Forthcoming Publication

In partnership with Belfast Learning City and as part of the UK EAAL Programme, the Forum will be shortly producing a report on adult learning and health and wellbeing – Learn Well, Live Well