To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Recognises the vital contribution that part-time higher education makes to the Welsh economy, especially in our most disadvantaged communities.
2. Supports initiatives such as Adult Learners Week and recognises the importance of adult and community learning opportunities to Wales.
3. Welcomes the proposed support package for part-time higher education and part-time students put forward in the Welsh Government's response to the Diamond Review.
4. Calls upon the Welsh Government to:
a) Provide an all-age careers advisory and education service which gives parity of esteem to full and part-time study options, supports progression for people in low wage employment, and recognises the wider benefits of adult and community learning to improving health and well-being; and
b) invest in adult community learning to enable pathways for all into, and through, further and higher education.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 22/06/2017
Decision due: 28 Jun 2017 by Plenary