Lifelong Learning Week

Monday 8 November – Friday 12 November 2021

#LifelongLearningWeek is our annual week of activity taking place across England, bringing together work from across Learning and Work Institute and beyond. We want to engage a wide range of stakeholders and raise the profile of lifelong learning across a range of policy areas.

What are the main objectives?

  • To raise the profile of lifelong learning.
  • To celebrate and champion adult learners and adult learning providers.
  • To drive a shared focus among policymakers, providers and stakeholders on increasing opportunities for lifelong learning.

Monday 8 November

Annual Survey into Adult Participation in Learning – 2021 Results

We published the latest findings of the Adult Participation in Learning Survey, focussed on the types of learning, levels of participation and motivations of individuals learners.

Explore our latest data on adult learning

Tuesday 9 November

Online events from providers

We want to inspire adults to take their first step back into learning. Providers, organisations and employers hosted online events, talks, lectures, taster sessions and courses on Tuesday.

Explore events

Wednesday 10 November

Celebrating 100 years of Learning and Work Institute

We hosted a hybrid event celebrating the centenary of Learning and Work Institute, the organisation coordinating Festival of Learning.

Catch up on celebrations

Thursday 11 November

Annual Conference on English, maths and ESOL

We hosted our annual conference focussed on a higher ambition for adult basic skills.

Catch up

Friday 12 November

Nominations open for Festival of Learning 2022 Awards

We are looking for our next cohort of inspiring adult learners, tutors, provision and employers as nominations open for #FestivalofLearning2022!

Nominate now!

Branding and social media


You can access a range of graphics and the Lifelong Learning Week logo to include in your materials.

Campaign Hashtags

Use #LifelongLearningWeek so that we can showcase the range of activities going on in support of lifelong learning and adult education!

You can also follow our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date with the action. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts so that we can retweet them – we are @Festival_Learn on Twitter or @FestivalofLearning on Facebook.

Support for Kate Green MP, Shadow Education Secretary

Support for Angela Rayner MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

Logo of FoL 2020 sponsors