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We are delighted to be investing in the future of independent learning charity, Campaign for Learning.


Campaign for Learning has been delivering highly impactful campaigns, training programmes, research and delivery projects and policy work to the education sector since 1997.

The charity, which coordinates the annual Family Learning Festival and Learning at Work Week events, has been a valuable ally to NCFE for a number of years and has been instrumental to the success of some of our recent campaigns and policy papers, including our ‘Making a Success of the National Skills Fund’ publication, which received widespread media coverage.

With a similar core purpose to our own, Campaign for Learning is dedicated to championing the case for lifelong learning, engaging in partnerships and activities which promote active participation in education for learners of all ages, an endeavour which has immeasurable benefits for families and communities, society and the economy.

Joining the NCFE family will help to safeguard Campaign for Learning’s future while amplifying the impact of their campaigns to new audiences, representing the needs of learners across all parts of society, with a particular focus on family, adult, community and workplace learning.

About the partnership: why NCFE and Campaign for Learning are the perfect fit

Common vision – Dedicated to the promotion of lifelong learning and encouraging societal change in the attitudes toward education, the new agreement will see NCFE and Campaign for Learning continue to operate independently from one another to achieve their aims, but with a united core purpose.

Experience and expertise – Campaign for Learning’s hands-on experience of engaging directly with learners combined with NCFE’s expertise in all aspects of awarding creates a great balance.

Impact – Backing from a larger organisation will help to maximise the impact of Campaign for Learning’s activities and broaden the scope of their work to include new audiences.

Sustainability - Declining funding across the sector in recent years has placed pressures on the long-term sustainability of a number of smaller charities. NCFE will provide financial security to Campaign for Learning to enable them to continue their fantastic work in the sector.

Social purpose – Both organisations work tirelessly to promote social mobility and prosperity.

Find out more about the work of Campaign for Learning here.

Campaign for Learning is a fantastic organisation, which has played a crucial role in establishing and developing best practice in learning, in key segments of society and the economy. With undeniable synergy between our core purposes, by investing in the charity’s future, we can continue to work together for the benefit of the sector but with renewed focus, leveraging each other’s strengths in core areas of education to help engage more people in learning.