About Us

Our vision is a society where everyone has access to high quality learning opportunities, where everyone values learning and where people are inspired and supported to take up learning, so they become successful lifelong learners.

The case for lifelong learning is well established. We are likely to be happier, healthier, longer living and wealthier if we are active learners. We benefit as individuals, families, employers and communities when learning helps us to adapt, build resilience and solve the challenges we face. 


''Learning is a process of active engagement with experience. It is what we do when we want to make sense of the world. It may involve the development or deepening of skills, knowledge, understanding, awareness, values, ideas and feelings, or an increase in the capacity to reflect. Effective learning leads to change, development and the desire to learn more."
Campaign for Learning's definition of learning


Our purpose is to promote and advance learning, helping to create a fairer, more inclusive society. To ensure we remain true to our purpose, we have five strategic objectives that provide guidance and a framework for all our activities: 

  1. We work in collaboration with partners to transform capacity and capability in lifelong learning nationally and locally.  
  2. We drive innovative lifelong learning projects and research.  
  3. We shape and influence policy for learning and learners. 
  4. We lead lifelong learning as experts and a catalyst for positive change. 
  5. We inspire and celebrate learning in families, educational settings and workplaces. 


Read more about our strategy to 2024.

Read more about our work and see our five objectives in action.

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