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Strategic priorities

Staffordshire County Council strategic plan

We have an important role to play in supporting the priority outcomes in the Staffordshire County Council strategic plan.


Community Learning Priorities 2023-27 and Subcontracting Policy 2023-2024

Community Learning closely aligns to the Council’s strategic outcomes and priorities. The overarching outcomes of the Service are as follows: 

  • Community Learning courses will contribute to better health and wellbeing, confidence, resilience, and independence for all Learners, leading to raised aspirations. 
  • Learners and families who participate in Community Learning courses gain the skills they need to achieve their personal aspirations, including making progress towards good jobs and giving their children the best start in life. 
  • Bring local communities together through the promotion and delivery of lifelong learning to bring about new opportunities and improve lives, whatever people’s circumstances.



Accountability Statement 2023-2024




Impact of Community Learning

Active citizenship, democracy and participation

People who participate in adult education have more trust in the policitical system, participate more in society, by voting, by volunteering or taking active roles in communities.

Life skills for individuals

Adult learners feel healthier, lead healthier lifestyles, build new social networks and experience improved well-being.

Social cohesion, equity and equality

Adult education provides many opportunities to equalise societies on a larger scale and to create fairer societies as well as more economic growth.

Migration and demographic change

Civic education and intercultural learning can create integration-friendly cultures. Language and basic skills training will enable active citizenship. Individuals will be more active, volunteer more, work longer and are healthier.


From environmentally friendly consumption and transport to energy efficiency, citizens need a lot of information and innovation to develop new lifestyles, new projects, and new approaches. Adult education can help provide the information, the debate spaces and the creativity.

The impact of community learning supports our key enablers to ensure we deliver the best possible outcomes for our citizens.  

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