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Lifelong Learning

What is Lifelong Learning?

Lifelong learning includes people of all ages learning in a variety of contexts – in educational institutions, at work, at home and through leisure activities. It focuses mainly on adults returning to organised learning rather than on the initial period of education or on incidental learning.

Centre for Lifelong Learning?

The University of Wolverhampton is proud of its tradition as the University of Opportunity – allowing students, whatever their background or circumstances to fulfil their potential and realise their career ambitions in partnership with a supportive community. The Centre for Lifelong Learning is the centre of expertise for widening participation in Higher Education with a commitment to continue to develop innovative and flexible part-time courses to provide adult and lifelong learning opportunities in the community, the workplace and for individual learners.

The key aims of the Centre are to:

  • Plan and implement a new, multifaceted approach to part-time and lifelong learning.
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of lifelong learning services provided by the University of Wolverhampton
  • Work with current training providers and Further Education Colleges in the region to develop partnerships
  • Work with employers to establish in-company learning and utilise Higher Level Apprenticeships
  • Develop best practice models for delivering courses.