Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP outlined Scotland’s plans for adult learning at the recent National Adult Learning Conference, held at Dalkeith’s Newbattle Abbey College.
During his keynote address on Wednesday, Mr Russell outlined the draft statement of ambition for adult learning.
He discussed the progress made in the adult learning sector since last year’s conference, where the creation of a national strategic forum for adult learning and the need for a higher-profile for community-based adult learning were identified as key priorities.
He said: “Less than a year after establishing the National Strategic Forum for Adult Learning, I am very pleased to publish our statement of ambition. The forum has achieved much during its short time and I am very proud to have chaired it.
“At the heart of our ambition is the principle that every adult in Scotland has the right to access the right learning to meet their needs and aspirations. This is an exciting time for education in Scotland and we want our country to be world-leading in this area, building on our universities’ global reputation for excellence and the transformation afoot in work-based learning through the work of the Wood Commission.”