Adult Learning specifically targets individuals who are regarded as adults by the society to which they belong to improve their technical or professional qualifications, further develop their abilities, enrich their knowledge with the purpose to complete a level of formal education, or to acquire knowledge, skills and competencies in a new field or to refresh or update their knowledge in a particular field. This also includes what may be referred to as ‘continuing education’, ‘recurrent education’ or ‘second chance education’.
It includes raising standards of achievement in learning for adults through community-based lifelong learning opportunities incorporating the core skills of: literacy, numeracy, communications, working with others, problem-solving, information communications technology (ICT). Delivery settings and/or topics may include:
To support adults to become better skilled, educated, confident and empowered, and contribute to connected and inclusive communities.