A positive report on the North East Wales Adult Community Learning (NE Wales ACL) Partnership between Flintshire and Wrexham has been published by Estyn, the body appointed by Welsh Government to inspect education and training providers in Wales


Groundwork Training has been working with the North East Wales Adult Community Learning Partnership since its establishment in April 2021. Providing various skills courses and accredited training for individuals over 19 living in Wrexham and Flintshire.

The Inspection took place in May 2022. The report noted that the partnership has strong support from both the local authorities. Leaders set very high aspirations for the partnership, its leaders, the providers and learners with the vision for the partnership being ambitious and reflecting Welsh Government policies for community learning.

It went on to say the partnership offers a good balance and useful range of courses for adults with learners making sound progress in their literacy, numeracy, digital and ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) sessions. Many learners experience an increase in their confidence and willingness to go on to more formal learning. The tutors establish a good rapport with their learners and the Partnership has a realistic understanding of its strengths and areas for improvement.

The NE Wales ACL Partnership would like to thank its lead providers and key partners including Coleg Cambria and Adult Learning Wales.

The report included four recommendations from the inspection in relation to increasing opportunities through the medium of Welsh, tracking learner’s long-term progress, developing self-evaluation and improving the promotion of the partnerships provision.

Louise Stokes Head of Training at Groundwork Training commented

“Groundwork Training is pleased with the positive report having worked closely with the NE Wales ACL Partnership since its inception. Being part of a partnership that is making such a difference to learners and giving them the confidence to progress to further learning, training or employment across our communities is fantastic”.

Find out more about the NE Wales ACL Partnership via their Facebook page @northeastwalesacl  and Groundwork Training at www.groundworktraining.org.uk.

You can view the full report on the Estyn www.estyn.gov.wales