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Community Learning

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Adult community learning (ACL) can be defined as flexible learning opportunities for adults, delivered in community venues to meet local needs.

Adult community learning (ACL) funded by the Welsh Government covers a diverse range of provision. It embraces learning opportunities which are offered by further education (FE) and higher education (HE) institutions and local authorities.

Our new policy statement sets out our strategic aims for Adult Learning and defines the key actions for the Welsh Government and providers. 

Adult learning caters mainly for adults aged 19+, with courses being offered in local community-based venues, as well as main college campuses. This includes both formal and informal/non-accredited learning opportunities.

For general enquiries relating to Adult Learning please email the Post 16 mailbox:

Adult Learning in Wales

Our policy statement sets out our strategic aims for Adult Learning.

Review of Adult Community Learning Wales

ARAD Research have undertaken a review of Adult Community Learning (ACL) in Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government

Adult Community Learning Policy - Equality Impact Assessment

The policy aims to produce a number of outcomes initially over five years.