Access informal education measures in the UK

Learning is no longer considered an activity confined to educational institutions; rather, it is recognised as happening in the workplace, in the home and during leisure time. There is a clear distinction between informal learning and learning which occurs in more prescribed settings – definitions:

Non-formal learning – Learning through a programme that it is not usually evaluated and does not lead to certification.
Informal learning – Learning resulting from daily work-related, family or leisure activities.

Most people are involved in some type of informal learning, often without even knowing it DoE (2016)


* Information provided by the Competences+ partner EPN, UK.