Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners Week) is a national festival which showcases and promotes workplace learning.
Usdaw’s support and participation in the event has increased year on year and the event is a tribute to the imagination and dedication of the learning teams across the divisions. From week long events to one-off tasters, Usdaw Union Learning Reps (ULRs) put on a breathtaking range of events for members across the country.
From apprenticeships and job swaps to British Sign Language and healthy feet sessions, there's something for everyone.
Some divisions co-ordinate their activity around key themes such as the Six Book Challenge or NVQs and apprenticeships. Others promote specific courses such as British Sign Language and English and Maths. Several link in with divisional campaigns such as Check Out Learning and promoting Usdaw’s legal services.
Activity covers the full spectrum of workplaces from large distribution centres to small retail stores. Larger workplaces with a long history of organising learning might run a series of events spread over several days. Smaller workplaces just starting out may run surveys or recruitment for specific courses.