Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest annual festival of learning, inspiring thousands of people each year to discover how learning can change their lives.

 Through a number of events and award ceremonies, Adult Learners’ Week celebrates all kinds of learners and promotes the benefits of every type of learning.

 Adult Learners’ Week:

  • Gives individuals the opportunity to explore the many different kinds of learning; whether they want to get a better job, try something they’ve always wanted to, and be able to help their children at school or discover something new about the world around them.
  • Recognises the achievements of outstanding individuals and inspiring learning projects through national and regional awards.
  • Offers organisations the chance to showcase the learning opportunities that they provide; for 2013 organisations can link their activities to the Adult Learners’ Week themes.
  • Attracts widespread media coverage, highlighting the stories of people who have transformed their lives and proving that adult learning really does matter.
  • Is backed by thousands of supporters each year, helping us all raise the awareness of the benefits of learning.

 Comprehensive information has been published on the site, both in English and Welsh, to help individuals consider their futures, make the right choices and take the most appropriate course of action when it comes to improving their skills.

 As an alternative to the website, learners can phone 0800 100 900 to seek advice and guidance.

 There are to date 817 events that will be shown in regional guides.  There are expected to be over 1,000 events taking place across Wales.

Check out the events in your area!

Merthyr Tydfil

Neath Port Talbot


Rhondda Cynon Taf



Vale of Glamorgan

Blaenau Gwent




The Learning Awards will take place on 16 May at Sophia Gardens.

The Learning at Work Day is on 23 May  2013.