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7 July: The future of adult learning and funding


You are invited to come along to hear about and discuss some of the issues and opportunities that will affect us all as Adult Learning Providers in Suffolk.

Being held on Tuesday 7 July 2015 from 10.00 – 3.00pm at West Suffolk College, Leonardo House, Bury St Edmunds.  Registration and refreshments are available from 9.30am (Download the conference programme here)

The focus of the day is on The Future of Adult Learning and Funding and we are very pleased to be welcoming Shane Chowen, the Head of Policy and Public Affairs at NIACE as our opening speaker. During the day we will also be discussing the potential development of SPIAL to increase its impact and effectiveness and assessing the interest in establishing local networks of adult learning providers across the county.

The event is free, with lunch and refreshments provided and should prove to be a useful and informative day for those involved in Adult learning in Suffolk.

How to book

Please book your place online here by Tuesday 30th June
If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]


Suffolk Partnership for Informal Adult Learning – SPIAL, is a partnership of community learning providers and stakeholders that includes colleges, private, voluntary and community sector organisations and public bodies from across the county.

SPIAL currently operates through an Executive group and runs conference, workshops and emails to share information and advice with its membership and looks to promote good practice and provide networking opportunities. It also actively supports the annual Suffolk Adult Learner Awards.

For further information about SPIAL or to become a member (which is currently free) please contact Julia Miller (Chair) via email above or SPIAL admin at [email protected]