In the Loop, Issue 2, we gave you the WSLN members' response to the Government's 'Informal Adult Learning - Shaping the Way Ahead'. After an initial delay due to a massive response from over 5,500 organisations and individuals, the long awaited DIUS response is now out and can be seen HERE for the full report or HERE for a brief overview.

CUT THE COST OF CHRISTMAS

In partnership with Southlanders, the WSCC Adult and Community Learning Service are delivering free taster sessions around useful tips on how to make your money go further. Learn how to make your own sweets and snacks, gifts and cards, table decorations and much more besides. Find out more.


STEPPING STONES TO SUCCESS AND SELF FULFILMENT

Two pilot projects are now underway in Horsham and Adur with three others currently in development for Crawley, Worthing and Arun - find out more. We're engaging with a variety of different client groups but need your help for one final group. We need a group of men who might find the Stepping Stones Transition Pack a useful tool for deciding 'what to do next' in terms of learning for leisure, for skills, paid employment, self employment or volunteering. Please contact Shirley if you think you can help.



UNIVERSITY OF THE
THIRD AGE (U3A)

Take a look at the U3A website for a range of learning programmes across County for older people wishing to join in with local U3A interest and activity groups.


Our pilot champions are moving on in their personal journeys and continue to support the work carried out so far. They have been instrumental in helping to devise a learning programme that is fun, fully inclusive and developing highly transferable skills along the way. For an update on the Crawley group, click here. Following a national NIACE led Learning Champions conference, recommendations have been made and we are awaiting ministerial approval on a national scheme. Remember, WSLN got there first and we'll be waiting in the wings to take this forward as soon as more information becomes available.

FREE POSTERS

We've created a series of posters for use in venues, designed to encourage people to get more information about courses. As suggested by the Network, these are now available online, so download your favourites now


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

for Voluntary/Community groups in Adur

Northbrook College have been allocated some additional funding for neighbourhood learning and training, which is rooted in the community and delivered by voluntary and community organisations in Adur. Find out more


ADULT LEARNERS WEEK AWARDS 2009

Want to win or nominate someone for one of these?
Find out more here.


HOW DO WE LOOK?

If you haven't yet managed to take a look at the website, click here. The Learning Network exists for all agencies, organisations and individuals who share an interest in adult learning opportunities for leisure, pleasure or skills. If you would like your organisation to have a link on our website then contact Shirley. We would also like to have reciprocal links to help widen our audience and ensure no-one is left 'out of the loop.' Please share your news, comments and success stories with the West Sussex Learning Network membership by emailing us.



YOUR COURSES...

To find out more about courses and learning events in your area and across the county, check the providersí websites, as listed here

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