Director of learning urges people to 'get involved'

Next week is `Adult Learning week' across the UK.

Celebrating the 20th Adult Learners' Week in 2011, the learning initiative continues to be the largest drive for learning of its kind - celebrated in over 55 countries across the world.

During the week-long festival of learning, events take place in workplaces, libraries, cafes, prisons, museums and colleges across the country, motivating adults of all ages and backgrounds to take up new activities.

During the week Adults are motivated to join a programme, by a variety of things which include: Learning a new skill, helping children with their homework, gaining a qualification and helping with employment promotion prospects amongst others.

This year Sharon Hughes, Director of learning for local tutoring company, Tutors4GCSE is urging Adults from the area to step up to the challenge and get involved trying learning something new.

"Adult Learning Week is about encouraging and inspiring adult learners to try something new and develop new skills" said Sharon. "The impact of lifelong learning is amazing, with adult learners reporting increased feelings of self worth and new found confidence to help others, I have seen many lives transformed.

Sharon continued "Adult learning is not just about flower arranging and learning Bridge, although these are very popular courses, it is also about updating workbased skills too – helping parents back into employment after raising a family or getting ready for promotion.  Adult learning week helps highlight the importance of learning regardless of age".