(2012) National adult learner survey 2010

in Quantitative
Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The national adult learner survey (NALS) covers a variety of aspects of adult participation in learning beyond compulsory continuous education. NALS 2010 interviews took place between January and August 2010 and covered England only. This survey analyses learning trends, current and future learning trends, what people are learning, and future learning, covering formal, non-formal and informal learning. It shows a decline in learning among those aged 60 and over since NALS 2005, reversing the significant rise in participation rate among this group between 2002 and 2005.

First published 5 October 2012 by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). BIS research paper number 63.



NALS, participation, survey, England, older learners