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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About this survey This survey is being conducted by the Scottish Government in partnership with Education Scotland and the CLD Standards Council.
We would like to invite adults in Scotland to complete the survey to tell us about where they learn, why they learn, when they learn and how their learning experience could be improved. This information will then be used to develop the adult learning strategy for Scotland.
Why are we consulting?
The Scottish Government recognises the need to develop Adult Learning. We are developing an adult learning strategy and would like to learn more about adult learners. This will help us to develop a strategy to meet the needs of learners.
What we would like to know? We are trying to find out:
Where learning takes place When learning takes place Why learning takes place We would also like to learn about the challenges people face in trying to access learning opportunities. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who are learning and people who would like to learn.
This could involve adults learning in a range of ways and places, such as: in communities at home in colleges online in the work place
How will this information I provide be used?
We will use the information you provide, along with our partners, to make decisions on how to develop the Adult Learning Strategy for Scotland. No personal data will be stored or shared with partners.
Q1. Are you currently involved in learning?
Q2. Where are you learning?
Please choose all that apply
College Community centre School/nursery Tenants’ hall/room Church Library Other community venue University Online At home At work Other (please specify):
Q3. Do you know which organisation provides your course?
Yes No If yes please provide details below
Q4. What are you learning? Please choose all that apply
Reading, writing, numbers English Language (ESOL) Digital skills Qualification Personal development If Qualification / personal development or Other please specify below:
Q5. How are you learning?
In a group One - to – One Online On my own Other (please specify):
Q6. What do you hope to achieve with your current learning?
Improvements in: Please choose all that apply
Personal Life Family Life Community Life/Volunteering/Citizenship Work Life/Employability Finances/Money Physical Health Mental Wellbeing Social Life/Relationships (e.g. friendships, social networking) Creative skills Cultural awareness Other (please specify):
Q7. How did you choose your current learning? Please choose all that apply
Advice from a community learning and development worker Employability referral Brochure/leaflet Website Social media Word of mouth – friend? Guidance worker Skills Development Scotland (My world of work) Other (Please specify)
Q8. Do you intend to progress onto something else after your current learning? Please tick all that apply.
College course University course A further qualification A community based learning opportunity A training, apprenticeship or vocational programme A job/employment A better job or a promotion Volunteering A community group, organisation or committee I don’t intend to progress onto anything else
Q9. Where would you like to learn that you are not currently able to? Please choose all that apply.
College Community centre School/nursery Tenants’ hall/room Church Library University Online At home At work I am happy with current access options Other community venue
Q11. How would you prefer to learn?
In a group One to One Online On my own Other (please specify):
Q12. How would you prefer to find out about learning opportunities? Please choose all that apply
Advice from a community learning and development worker Brochure/leaflet Website Social media Word of mouth – friend? Guidance worker Skills Development Scotland (my world of work) Other (please specify):
Q13. Have you ever faced any of the following barriers or challenges when trying to access adult learning opportunities?
Please choose all the barriers which have made it difficult for you to learn as an adult:
I don’t know what learning is available There is nowhere to learn in my local area I don’t have the time to learn due to my caring responsibilities I am not confident with computers or going on line I find it difficult to complete applications I am worried my poor health may stop me learning My English is not good I didn’t like learning at school and am worried adult learning will be the same I am not confident when meeting new people I am worried what other people think about me I am nervous about learning in large groups I am not confident reading and writing I get worried about interviews I don’t know how I would travel to learn I can’t afford the travel costs to go and learn I can’t afford the costs of learning My employer won’t pay for my learning and I can’t afford it I need special equipment to help me learn I don’t have my own computer I might need lots of help to learn My family and friends don’t want me to do it I can’t learn as I have to look after my children I am not confident that I will be able to learn I can’t learn as I need personal care My employer won’t give me time off to learn I have not experienced barriers to learning Other (please specify):
Which gender best describes you?
Prefer not to answer Male (Including transgender male) Female (Including transgender female) Non-binary Prefer to self-describe (please specify):
Do consider yourself Disabled?
Yes No Prefer not to answer
Q16. If yes please tick all that apply
Prefer not to answer Physical disability Mental health disability Hidden disability Learning disability Dyslexia Other (please specify):
What is your Ethnic Origin?
White - English / Welsh / Scottish / Northern Irish / British White - Irish White - Gypsy or Irish Traveller Any other White background White and Black Caribbean White and Black African White and Asian Any other Mixed / Multiple ethnic background Indian Pakistani Bangladeshi Chinese Any other Asian background African Caribbean Any other Black / African / Caribbean background Arab Any other ethnic group Prefer not to answer
Q18. Are you employed?
Yes No Prefer not to Answer
Q19. If yes, do you work -
Full time Part-time Zero Hours contract Prefer not to answer Other (please specify):
Q20. Where do you work?
Prefer not to answer Private sector (e.g. shop, private business, commercial company) Public sector (e.g. local council, school, NHS) Third sector (e.g. charity, community organisation) Self employed Other (please specify):
Q21. How many people work for your employer?
5 employees or less Between 5 and 50 employees Between 50 and 200 employees Between 200 and a thousand employees Over five thousand employees Prefer not to answer
Q22. Do you volunteer?
Yes No Prefer not to Answer If yes, please describe
Q23. Which of the following statements best describes your qualifications level
I have no qualifications I left school with some O Grades/Standard Grades I left school with some Highers I have an HNC / HND level qualification I have a Degree level qualification (or above) I left school with other certificates I have gained other certificates in the community I have gained other certificates / qualifications through work Please describe other certificates here:
Q24. What did you do after you left school?
I left school and went straight into the workplace I left school and went to college I left school and went to university I left school and took an apprenticeship I left school and entered training None of the above Prefer not to answer Other (please specify):
Q25. Which age bracket applies to you?
16-24 25-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Q26. What is the first part of your post code?