Community Learning

Community Learning

Welcome to the Community Learning resources website – a source of information, resources and opportunities to help you understand and adapt to the latest policy developments affecting adult and community learning, including:

  • resources to help providers in devolution areas prepare for the devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) by 2018/19 – these resources are under ‘Local Area Planning’ in the resources tab
  • materials and resources for all aspects of learning in communities and families, including defining the benefits and evidencing the impact of non-qualification provision
  • discussions on key community and family learning topics; and
  • opportunities to share approaches and good practice.

The website is primarily aimed at Adult and Community Learning providers.  We also hope it will also be of interest to any providers, such as Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise providers, colleges and Independent Training Providers, involved in delivering non-qualification provision and those affected by the devolution of the AEB. It will also be a useful source of information about community learning for others involved in AEB devolution, such as LEP and Combined Authority Commissioning Managers.

Access to the resources on this website is free and there is no need to register.

More information on our National Adult Education Stakeholder Groups is available here. 

Family and Community Learning Blogs


Community Learning Reform Resources

  • Parent champion programmes, a guide for family learning providers

    Research shows that family learning produces positive impacts for adults and children from disadvantaged backgrounds by raising aspirations, increasing parental involvement in their child’s learning, improving outcomes and narrowing the attainment gap. It provides a simple...

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  • Resources to support the development of local ESOL partnerships

    Local co-ordination of ESOL can support effective delivery of English language programmes and help remove barriers to language learning. The government’s Integrated Communities Action Plan announced new guidance on effective practice in co-ordinating ESOL provision, to...

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  • Social Metrics: Measuring the outcomes of non-accredited learning

    This report sets out the results of work undertaken by L&W in 2017/18 to develop and test the use of social metrics in Adult Community Learning provision to capture a range of wider outcomes of learning. ...

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  • Managing Money App

    Film – Managing Money App – September 2018  ‘Managing Money” is an Erasmus+ funded project which aimed to address the growing need for Europe’s citizens to increase their financial understanding, supporting them to understand and...

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  • Vocational Maths Mentors

    A guide for Instructional Officers and Maths Mentors on embedding maths in vocational workshops This guide is for prisons which wish to deliver maths in vocational workshops and industrial areas. It can be used by Prison...

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