A who’s who of major FE organisations have thrown their support behind FE Week’s #SaveOurAdultEducation campaign.

Big names on the list include the Association of Colleges, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, and HOLEX.

The Labour party also added its backing, while the leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron confirmed his support with a personal comment.

The campaign also has the official support of the National Union of Students, the University and College Union, the public service union UNISON, the Public and Commercial Services Union, and the Association of School and College Leaders.

#SaveOurAdultEducation was launched in February at parliament and has three simple demands.

First, we want the government to consult on a proper adult education strategy, one which won’t disappear under the political weight of apprenticeships and devolution.

Sue Pember, the country’s former top skills civil servant who now leads HOLEX, said: “We are fully behind this campaign.

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