Published 11 June 2024

A group of adult learners from West Dunbartonshire have again been recognised nationally for their work to raise the profile of adult learning opportunities both in the area and among the National Adult Learners’ Forum.

West Dunbartonshire’s Learner Voice Group won a special recognition award at this year’s Adult Learner’s Week Awards Ceremony, organised by Scotland’s Learning Partnership.  The group campaigns for and promotes the provision of community based adult learning, including organising learner events. They were praised for their tireless work in highlighting the positive impact of adult learning, raising awareness in the community and among politicians.

The group – made up of learners and volunteers attending courses run by the Council’s Working4U Adult Learning and Literacies team – were shocked and delighted when they received the special award at this year’s ceremony having won an award at last year’s event.

Chief Officer of Housing and Employability, Peter Barry said: “It was an absolute delight to find out that West Dunbartonshire’s Learner Voice Group was again recognised by Scotland’s Learning Partnership for their commitment to community learning in West Dunbartonshire and beyond.

“The timely award reflects the hard work, dedication and passion for learning by the group and is well deserved. Their efforts, as volunteers, are very much appreciated and we look forward to their continued input to plans and initiatives in the future. Congratulations to all involved in this incredible achievement.”

For more information about the opportunities available for adult learners in West Dunbartonshire, see