There are a number of ways in which you can get involved in campaigning for adult learning.
The WEA strongly support an initiative to build an effective Campaign Alliance for Lifelong Learning. Along with NIACE, NUS, UNISON, UCU and many other organisations CALL has been formed to rescue adult education after the loss of 1.5 million course places in the last two years.
For millions of people up and down the country, specialist designated institutions and adult and community learning organisations, provide thousands of part-time and full-time courses, designed to fit around people’s lives and work and which promote personal development, well-being, citizenship and increase employability.
Specialist Designated Institutions play a crucial role in adult education in this country and the WEA is classed as a Specialised Designated Institution. This sector has enjoyed a comparatively small amount of public funding to support this vital contribution to society but this funding is now under threat
Urge the government to recognise the wide benefits of adult learning and to protect the funding for adult and community learning by signing a petition to ensure that Public Spending cuts do not damage adult learning and the role of the specialist designated institutions.
This helpful information comes from the National Council for Voluntarty Organisations (NCVO)