Adult Participation in Education at a Record Low

Research by the Learning and Work Institute found adult participation in education has fallen to a record low. Their latest report  shows 35% of adults taking part in learning and growing inequalities in participation by socioeconomic group and region. There have been calls for the government to establish a lifelong learning strategy. The Education Select Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into adult education and lifelong learning, which is exploring the level of support available to learners.