Adult Learning

NICVA recognises the important role that adult learning plays in the economic and social life of Northern Ireland. Learning strengthens local organisations and this helps build better communities and we offer a full calendar of training throughout the year to help further this. NICVA are also members of The Forum for Adult Learning NI (FALNI).

First ever census of VCS adult learning provision in NI launched

11 Sep 2023Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentAdult Learning, FALNI, Education

On 8 September 2023 the first ever NI census of adult learning provision, delivered in connection with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector in NI was launched in the Long Gallery in Stormont

Impact stories from ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

22 Mar 2021Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Developmentleadership, accreditation, ILM, management, skills, Adult Learning

In this article we hear from two of the learners from our ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. Why they joined the course, how they have used their learning and how it has impacted their organisation.

NICVA Celebrates Success

30 Apr 2015Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining, Adult Learning

Over forty people attended NICVA’s Certificate Presentation on Friday, 24 April 2015, celebrating the work of more than a hundred participants who completed accredited qualifications over the last year.

Heenan Anderson Commission Consultation

20 Jan 2015Elizabeth Hendron Policy & Public AffairsPublic Service Delivery, Welfare Reform, Adult Learning, Economy

The Heenan-Anderson Commission has been set up to look at the causes of the current levels of economic marginalization and deprivation in Northern Ireland.

Building a Manifesto for Adult Learning

28 May 2014Roisin Kelly Adult Learning

FALNI (Forum for Adult Learning NI) is calling on anyone concerned about the future of adult learning in NI to help contribute to a new Manifesto.

NICVA offer 'Education and Training' Qualification

4 Feb 2014Roisin Kelly Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining, Adult Learning

NICVA is now an officially approved Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) centre.

NICVA Recruit for ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management

28 Jan 2014Roisin Kelly Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining, Adult Learning

Senior managers in our sector are under pressure to be all things to all people; good with staff, great at listening, brilliant negotiators, emotionally intelligent, resilient, innovative, and finance professionals as well.

Where now for adult learning in Northern Ireland?

24 May 2013Ian Kelly Adult Learning

The Forum for Adult Learning NI, as part of Adult Learners' Week 2013, hosted a conference to look at the current health of adult learning in Northern Ireland and draw comparisons with the situation in neighbouring regions and countries.

Cold comfort for adult learners and young people as organisations close their doors

18 Mar 2013Lisa McElherron Policy & Public AffairsAdult Learning

In recent days the voluntary and community sector has experienced the shocking loss of two high profile organisations.