Scotland’s Learning Partnership (SLP)

Who we are?

SLP is the national partnership bringing together the interests of learners and providers in Scotland. By working to develop equality in the relationship between learners and providers we aim to:

  • Advocate the common interests of learners and providers to key policy makers and politicians
  • Promote non-formal adult and family learning through the ALW and Family Learning Week campaigns
  • Create, design and deliver innovative projects that reach the most excluded groups

Scotland’s Learning Partnership was established in 1999, as the Scottish Adult Learning Partnership: it is a voluntary organisation, a charity and company limited by guarantee owned by its members. Our registered offices are in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Our membership is wide ranging with individual and organisational members including local authorities, colleges, universities, voluntary and private sector organisations. In 2007, we changed our name to Scotland’s Learning Partnership to reflect the wider interest of our members and to ensure that we give equal place to our activities in family learning and work with young learners.

What we do?

SLP works with learners and providers to progress on our shared values, practices and common interests. Our members come in all shapes and sizes from individuals and grassroots groups, to Scotland-wide organizations, UK networks, colleges and universities. Through our campaigns programme SLP works to target those groups who think learning is not for them to support and engage them in purposeful learning opportunities.

We are responsible for the delivery of three national learning campaigns: family learning week, adult learners’ week and one hour a day for learning delivering each with our members.