TJP - Supporting learning and advice in workplaces and communities
The Johnston Partnership has been involved in developing/delivering Learning Advocates/Workplace Learning Advocates (WLAs) since 2004. WLAs are employees who encourage informal and formal learning at work and in their local communities.
WLAs developed into a national scheme in partnership with a London based organisation called Workbase Training - www.wlas.org.uk From January 2016 the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) took over the role of leading WLAs.
For more info go to - http://wea.org.uk/get-involved/workplace-learning-advocates
There are currently two levels of training available for WLAs:
2 day Classroom based course & 1-2 hour On-Line Course
2 day course - Trained to interview colleagues, advise on individual learning needs and opportunities and promote a learning culture in your company (subject to funding availability).
On-Line course - Trained to publicse learning opportunities to colleagues (available for FREE enrolment at any time).
For more information about these courses and to find out about on-going support provided by WEA you need to register as a WLA - http://www.wea.org.uk/wla-form
The Johnston Partnership - Other projects
See the bottom of this page for details of the range of workshops that are available and go to www.learningadvocates.co.uk/index.php/home/the-johnston-partnership to read about the range of training and consultancy services on offer.
The Johnston Partnership have supported lots of national campaigns eg Maths4Us, National Numeracy, Mid-Life Career Review & Citizens' Curriculum.
The Learning Advocates initiative was set up with funding from the Skills Funding Agency/European Social Fund and was further developed into Workplace Learning Advocates with Skills Funding Agency/Adult & Community Learning/Department for Business, Innovation & Skills funding.
For more information please contact The Johnston Partnership.
New Workshops on offer
The Johnston Partnership are offering a range of new short workshops.
Dream Career Workshop - Match your skills and talents & try out free on-line learning to find the career for YOU!
Midlife Career Workshop - A chance to consider ... Career issues, Developing new skills for work/leisure, More flexible working arrangements (work/life balance), Health issues, Caring responsibilities, Reducing stress, Retirement, Finance.
Workshop for managers - How to encourage your staff to learn - Improve organisational performance by encouraging staff to develop and learn. Find out how to interview staff and source and develop training/learning activities.
Workshop for parents/carers - Supporting teenagers with career choices - Find out about Local colleges/Sixth forms, Apprenticeships/Jobs, Universities, "The money stuff".
Community Development - Find out how to identify your local community needs and how to develop projects to address them.
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