Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learners' Week is the biggest national celebration of lifelong learning in England, and has inspired similar celebrations in over 55 countries across the world. 

Adult Learners’ Week is preceded by the Festival of Learning (1 May – 30 June), bringing together hundreds of organisations across the country to hold events that aim to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover how learning can change their lives.

Our successful campaign in 2015 included 1,500 nominations and 60 awards, 3,000 events held by providers, celebrity supporters, and unprecedented web and social media interactions.

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View our reports, dated from 2008, which details the success of our campaigns over the years.