Lifelong Learning Week

What is Lifelong Learning Week?

A celebration of adult learning and continuing professional development

Lifelong Learning Week is an annual event taking place from 8 – 12 November 2021. Throughout this event we will be celebrating the benefits of gaining knowledge and learning new skills to continue personal and professional career development.

There is no one size fits all approach to lifelong learning, that’s why taking part in Lifelong Learning Week 2021 is a great way to explore what opportunities are out there, and find what best suits you. Whether you are a jobseeker looking to make a career change or you want to reenter the workplace after an employment gap, there is a diversity of opportunities! From returning to education, upskilling or reskilling through an apprenticeship, course or traineeship – Lifelong Learning Week 2021 has something for everyone, no matter what age or stage you are at in your career.

Upskilling and reskilling are vital for an individual’s continued development and offer you the chance to arm yourself with a highly valuable set of skills and knowledge. In today’s rapidly changing business environment and job market, which is becoming increasingly competitive, taking the decision to continue your development has never been more important and offers a huge return on investment.

Connecting adult learners to career and training opportunities

Lifelong Learning Week 2021 is all about celebrating and highlighting the benefits of continued learning and development. This is an opportunity for individuals and communities to connect with organisations who will be showcasing the range of learning opportunities that are available.

Career and learning experts, employers and awarding bodies will come together to present the training and development options available, giving you the chance to gain insider knowledge and inspiration for upskilling, reskilling and career transitioning.

Get involved

Launching on Monday 8 November 2021, there are plenty of ways to get involved with Lifelong Learning Week 2021. You’ll be able to access resource materials from expert learning and development organisations designed to offer information and support to anyone interested in lifelong learning opportunities.

From blended learning to personal development, digital skills, employment opportunities, courses and qualifications to help you progress, Lifelong Learning week 2021 is your hub for gaining insights to help you find fulfillment in your career and continuing professional development. Articles, features, interviews, guides and toolkits are just a few of the resources that are made available during the week. Information on opportunities from many sectors locally, regionally, and nationally are shared and downloaded.

Make sure to follow @CareermapNews on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news and information and keep an eye out for posts across social media using #LLW2021 during the week.

Explore Lifelong Learning opportunities through live events is brought to you by, who will be hosting live events throughout Lifelong Learning Week 2021.

With over 20 live events throughout the week, there’s plenty of opportunities to explore. Organisations will be showcasing the roles and courses they have to offer during these free events, which are a great way to learn more about what’s involved and how they can help expand your skills, knowledge and experiences.

CareermapLive events offer a unique interactive experience for career advisers and learners to engage with each other. Attendees will be given an in depth look at how the opportunities on show can help continued development. Events also include a breakdown of how to apply, the journey you will undertake, insights from past learners and more.

You’ll also be able to ask any questions you have to career advice experts in these sessions, which all feature a live Q&A.

Careermap’s live events are supported by The Department for Work and Pensions and JobCentre Plus as well as a host of leading training and career advice experts!

Take a look through the Events page to see what’s on during Lifelong Learning Week 2021 and register for free.

Further information and resources

For more information about lifelong learning and to apply for the latest opportunities, check out our jobs and courses for thousands of live opportunities. Search through thousands of roles and opportunities from leading training and education experts and employers. You can also set up alerts for new opportunities that match your interests.

For career and qualification advice, Careermag provides a wealth of high-quality career information and qualification guidance. Whether you’re considering your next steps after education, thinking about a career change or are currently on the job hunt, Careermag offers inspiration through powerful case studies, training and career opportunities with leading employers.

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