- Sept. 28, 2023
-- Adult learning across the UK
A recent study conducted by the Department for Education (https://explore-
and-skills) in 2022 showed that there are currently over one million adult learners across the UK, with 278,00 studying Level 2 courses which exclude Basic Skills learning and 434,100 of which were studying Basic Skill courses.What support is available for adult learners?
The Department for Education (https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/
learning/) supports adult learners across the UK, developing their skills and enhancing their learning to ensure they reach their full potential. The education hub, allows for anyone wishing to develop their learning to be able to have quick access to bootcamps (https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/
adults/) for career training, returnerships
for those reentering the workforce and the lifelong learning bill (https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2023/02/02/everything-yo...
) which supports learners of all ages.
Between 2024 and 2025, it is estimated that the DfE's Skills Bootcamps (https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2021/07/15/how-a-skills-...
) will be backed by a further £34 million of government funding to support adults with career professions and better pay.
In addition, the DfE's 'returnership' initiative brings together the Skills Bootcamp (https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/
, along with Apprenticeships (https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/
and Sector-Based Work Academy Programmes (SWAPSs) (https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/
to encourage adults over the age of 50 to get back into work and have the ability to embark on new career ventures.
From 2025, the Government's Lifelong Loan Entitlement will offer people a loan worth £37,000 in today's tuition fees, which can be used flexibly over their working lives to pay for short courses, modules or full courses, whether at college or at university.
For those wanting to further explore their options, Twinkl offers a range of resources for post-18 (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
ks3-ks4) and beyond (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
education) that support adult learners both in their current careers and for those who are looking to enhance their skills or change their professions. From learning activities to support teaching and understanding English as a second language, (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
to Continued Professional Development (CPD), Twinkl offers support to adults across the globe who are wishing to continue their studies.
Bite-size CPD (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
cpd) and training modules are available on Twinkl's website in a range of mediums, so that educators can digest information, increase their knowledge and build their confidence at a time, and place that works for them.
To support career development and to keep up to date with all areas of education, Twinkl runs TeachMeet Live webinars through EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
Matt Roe, Digital CPD and Training Manager explained: "Twinkl is committed to improving education outcomes in England by providing high-quality teaching resources and CPD opportunities. We understand the crucial role that CPD plays in professional development, which is why we offer a comprehensive range of high-quality, multi-format CPD courses covering various topics, designed to fit around busy schedules."