Date: Wednesday 28 February 2024

Time: 1.00pm – 2.30pm GMT (2.00pm – 3.30pm CET)

Venue: Zoom


Join ILC-UK at this webinar for the launch of the upcoming report Redefining lifelong learning: Lessons from across the globe, on Wednesday 28 February.

We’re leading longer and changing working lives. Since 2007, the number of people over 70 still in work has more than doubled, and labour markets are evolving rapidly. This isn’t without its challenges: skills mismatches are on the rise, and older adults who want to remain in or return to the workforce are all too often forced into early retirement or excluded.

Lifelong learning has long been touted as a solution to challenges the UK will increasingly face as our population ages, but worthy aspirations to keep us learning have not driven enough change. We still see rates of learning drop significantly in later life.

Navigating an abundance of learning options is challenging, there are limited incentives to change careers, and there are barriers to taking time off for reskilling.

Across the world, there are brilliant examples of government policies and learning schemes that help bridge that gap. Through our research, we’ve brought together an international perspective on lifelong learning. These pockets of good practice should, and could, become everyday practice.

Register here or click the button above to hear the main findings of this research and to discuss how continuous education can be sustainable, successful, and accessible for all.