With funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, Community and Family Learning(CFL) has successfully procured services to deliver adult learning for the new academic year. For 2023/24, the current partnership consists of the following delivery partners; Belong, Creative Paths, Life Education East Midlands, Nottingham College, and Second Chance Learning Academy.

The new partnership was invited to attend the CFL Tutor Conference, held at the National Ice Centre, on the 14 September.  The event proved to be a great success, offering tutors the opportunity to network with their peers, understand the local offer and prepare for the year ahead.

A week later, on the 21 September, CFL and partners came together to celebrate the success of last year’s learners. The awards’ evening, held at Nottingham Council House with guest speakers Cllr Steve Battlemuch and Richard Beckett, included awards for Learner of the Year, Innovative programme of the Year, Tutor of the Year and Unsung Hero of the Year.

Listening to the learners’ journeys was truly inspirational. For most, this was the first time they had received any form of acknowledgment for their hard work, dedication and achievement. Their delight and excitement was clearly evident when they collected their awards and posed for photographs. We wish all every success as they continue on their journey to achieve personal goals.

Community and Family Learning (CFL) supports city residents aged 19+ to re-connect with learning, gain new skills, improve health & well-being and support their child/ren’s development. It also prepares learners to progress onto further learning, volunteering and/or employment.