The Welsh Assembly Government’s vision for Adult Community Learning (ACL) has today been set out by Education Minister Leighton Andrews.
The document, Delivering Community Learning for Wales, recognises the important role that ACL has in supporting skills development in the workplace and in the wider community.
ACL is instrumental in enabling progression into further and higher education, providing valuable benefits for individuals, families and communities opening up new learning pathways and promoting social justice, health and wellbeing.
Leighton Andrews said:
“In One Wales, our programme of Government, we set out our vision for a society in which learning throughout life is the norm.
“ACL is all about second-chance learning; giving people who might previously have disengaged from learning another chance to learn - away from the more traditional curriculum and compulsory education.
“This policy statement sets our agenda for Adult Community Learning, acknowledging its importance in the post-16 education sector.
“We know that through strong ACL we can create a self-confident, prosperous nation of lifelong learners.”