This week OCR is supporting NIACE Adult Learners’ Week, an annual celebration of the benefits of lifelong learning.
Life skills including literacy, numeracy and ICT are a key part of NIACE’s agenda and as a provider of qualifications that meet these skills needs, OCR is delighted to support this week of activities.
A national awards ceremony took place on Monday, recognising the achievements of outstanding learners and projects from across England. We were proud to support the Family Learner Project Award that recognises programmes that have had a positive impact on the lives of adult learners. Charlotte Bosworth, OCR Head of New Business Planning and Implementation was pleased to congratulate South Grove Extended School in Walthamstow as the winner.
The school teamed up with the Workers’ Educational Association to offer ESOL, numeracy, literacy, ICT and a range of creative classes to family members of children attending the school, where 17% of adults in the local community have no formal qualifications.
Charlotte (pictured, centre, with representatives from the school) added “South Grove is a very worthy winner of the OCR Family Learning Project Award. We’re delighted that the school’s innovative work to address the issue of adult literacy and numeracy has been recognised. As an awarding body, OCR has made the English and maths skills of adult learners a priority and we offer qualifications which are focused on building these skills in a simple and accessible way.”