Adult Community Learning Survey now closed Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:58
NIACE has analysed over 6,500 responses from individuals and groups to its survey on informal adult community learning and has sent them to the Government to form part of its New Challenges, New Chances consultation. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will announce the results of the consultation and outline its plans at the end of November. NIACE will publish a report of the responses as soon as possible after this.
Responses to NIACE's online survey will help to influence how public money for informal adult and community learning is spent in local areas and what learning opportunities are made available. The survey is sponsored by BIS, which launched a broader consultation aimed at organisations, such as education providers and employers, in August.
Jane Ward, Programme Manager at NIACE, said:
"This survey has been a great opportunity for individuals to influence policy regarding the future of informal adult community learning. We thank all the individuals who have taken the time to fill in the survey and all the learning providers, champions and others who have encouraged and supported people to access and complete the survey. This huge response once again demonstrates how much people value informal adult learning. We will post the results of the survey on our website as soon as they are available."