Addysg Oedolion Cymru Adult Learning Wales

Name Addysg Oedolion Cymru Adult Learning Wales
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address 7 Coopers Yard, Curran Road, Cardiff, CF10 5NB
Type Adult Learning
Gender Unknown
Number of Pupils Unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher Unknown
Local Authority Unknown

Addysg Oedolion Cymru / Adult Learning Wales is the only national provider of adult learning in Wales. It has the status of a further education institution. The provider came into being in 2016 as the result of the mergers of Coleg Harlech and Workers£ Education Association (WEA) North with WEA South Wales, and subsequently WEA South Wales with Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Wales Community College. The Chief Executive took up post in 2017. Under the Chief Executive and Council’s guidance, the provider has undertaken a significant restructure to enable the organisation to respond to financial challenges, to reduce the senior management team to three people post-merger and to direct the released resources to where they are most needed. Addysg Oedolion Cymru / Adult Learning Wales enables around 13,000 learners annually to gain qualifications through 30,000 learning activities across Wales. Of this number, 7% of learners identified as fluent Welsh speaking and 12% non-fluent Welsh speakers. The provider organises a curriculum for learners who fall into one or more of protected characteristics, who are economically inactive and who are the hardest to reach. Fifty-three percent of learners live in 40% of the most deprived areas of Wales and 25% of learners are unemployed or economically inactive. All provision is community-based to meet the needs of learners in communities and work places. It has a particular focus on those who have missed out on learning or those who need a second chance. It works with over 200 partners and employers, including Wales Trades Union Congress Cymru (TUC Cymru), to provide essential upskilling provision, for example in literacy, numeracy, digital skills and English as a second language, to help address in-work poverty. Addysg Oedolion Cymru / Adult Learning Wales provides learners with access to education from entry level units to basic skills qualifications, as well as qualifications at level 2 and level 3 for adults from all backgrounds. It delivers professional higher level qualifications in youth and community play work qualifications, teacher training and counselling. Addysg Oedolion Cymru / Adult Learning Wales focuses on delivering Welsh Government priorities. Eighty-two percent of provision delivered through Welsh Government funding is accredited and 18% is non-accredited. The provider works in all regional skills partnerships and in co-operation with the other 15 regional adult learning partnerships across Wales.