18/05/2013 - 24/05/2013
The United Kingdom's Adult Learners' Week (ALW) is an annual week-long national campaign delivered each May which seeks to engage and inspire people to pursue adult learning – either to catch up on skills not learnt at school, to learn for or at work, or to learn for fun.
Organised by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), and sponsored by the European Social Fund, ALW is the UK's largest learning campaign. It is a collaborative venture between education and training providers, broadcasters, and national and local government.
As well as promoting education and training for adults it celebrates the learning achievements of adult learners through regional and national awards, including a number of ESF awards for individuals, groups and projects. The Adult Learners' Week Awards recognise the commitment, interest and passion that adults bring to their learning. They are a great way of celebrating the achievements of learners and raising the profile of learning opportunities across the country.