Adult Learners’ Week is a great opportunity to showcase what you have to offer, to connect with people in Wales and inspire them to take up education and skills. Learning and Work Institute Wales can support and promote your courses, events and learning resources via our events calendar. Scroll down for further information.


18th – 24th September 2023 with promotional activity taking place throughout the month.

About the campaign:

Adult Learners’ Week is an annual campaign coordinated in partnership with the Welsh Government which aims to connect people to a wide range of learning opportunities, demonstrate the benefits of adult learning, and to celebrate the achievements of people, projects and organisations in Wales championing and participating in a wide range of lifelong learning and skills.

The campaign aims to encourage as many people as possible to embrace a second chance at education and employment and to experience the powerful benefits of adult learning. We want to inspire people to seek advice and guidance on the opportunities available to them to upskill, to improve their confidence and wellbeing, to flourish in their careers and develop a love for learning throughout life.

Each year we work with a range of partners across multiple sectors to plan and deliver a variety of online and in-person taster sessions, short courses, open days, information and advice, and special events to celebrate the best of adult learning.

Since launching this platform we have built on our campaign partnership with over 150 registered providers, over 330,000 page views, and 54,000 users have visited the campaign platform. To build on this success, Learning and Work Institute are working with campaign partners to promote online, live and in-person events, courses, taster sessions, open days, resources and careers advice and guidance throughout September with a focus on special events taking place during campaign week.

To make 2023 even more successful, we need your support to promote lifelong learning opportunities

Join our network of partners

Together we can create increased visibility and momentum for lifelong learning in Wales and inspire more adults to move forward and build a better future.

We want to work with you to:

  • Promote your provision and engage with new and existing audiences by offering opportunities to learn
  • Connect people in Wales to get support with health & wellbeing, learning and employment opportunities
  • Become a part of the Wales-wide campaign partnership that advocates lifelong learning
  • Share positive l stories that will inspire others to participate in lifelong learning

How to get involved:

  • Plan and deliver online or in-person tasters, outreach activity, courses special events and upload them to our campaign website and they will be promoted as part of the media campaign. Examples of activities include, life and job skills, wellbeing, digital and technology skills, arts and crafts, reading, writing, and maths, social sciences. Have a look at the existing content that has been uploaded to the calendar.
  • Promote your existing provision for adults and the pathways available to them to re-train and upskill and connect with others. Share Adult Learners’ Week information and opportunities with learners, hubs, community groups, colleagues, and networks
  • Highlight what more could be done to improve access to learning and skills for adults – share your research, write an article, or launch a publication – what are the exisiting barriers and what needs to change? Or what are the successes?
  • Share your stories and celebrate the achievements of people who have accessed your provision – what are benefits of learning, how has it transformed their lives?
  • Join the conversation on social media to promote and raise awareness of the campaign. Tag us in all your activity using the handles and tags: Twitter – @LearnWorkCymru Instagram – @learnworkcymru Facebook – @learningandworkinstitute – #neverstoplearning #adultlearnersweek

L&W can support you with the following:

  • Setting up a provider account on the Adult Learners’ Week website
  • Promoting your activities for free through our online events calendar including the Working Wales website as part of the multi-media campaign
  • Provide your organisation with an Adult Learners’ Week campaign resource pack
  • Sharing your Adult Learners’ Week activity via Learning and Work Institute social media channels and other relevant platforms
  • Cross-promotional activity for Adult Learners’ Week

How to register your campaign activity:

If you have previously delivered a programme for Adult Learners’ Week and already have an account please login to register your events.

If you are new to Adult Learners’ Week, please download and complete our campaign form and return  it to Learning and Work Institute by email:

If you would like further information about the campaign or if you need assistance with your account, please contact us.

Adult Learners' Week - Campaign Toolkit