Membership

Join Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales!

Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales is a National Community College and Democratic Movement for Adult Learning (formerly WEA Cymru, Coleg Harlech and YMCA Cymru Community College).

AOC | ALW is the largest provider of Adult Community Education in Wales and its legacy organisations have pioneered Adult Learning in Wales for over a century. It is presently a dedicated FE Institution, Registered Charity and a vibrant democratic movement for Adult Learning. AOC | ALW and its voluntary movement are committed to co-operating and campaigning with others to create a truly lifelong learning society in Wales that changes lives, provides second chances and re-invigorates communities and workplaces!

Anyone who supports our aims can join or affiliate with us: individuals, learners, societies and organisations. Groups of people can also join by forming branches or learner forums that organise their own activities and inform us of their learning needs and aspirations!

Why not take advantage of our new membership offer and become involved in supporting and developing our vision and aims?

 

 

Individual Membership

Waged: £10; Unwaged: £4; Learners who become new members are offered free membership for first year with a 50% reduction in following year

Benefits:

  • £15 voucher to be used in first year of membership (new learner members on free membership offer cannot use for initial course)
  • Receive personal copy of newsletters and other communications
  • Regional Membership Social event annually
  • Access to membership area of website
  • Early access to course information
  • Information about nearest branch
  • Access to subsidized day schools Fees
  • Vote in person or by proxy at Regional Forums, AGMs and EGMs
  • Right to stand and vote in Council Elections for the specific Individual Members seat, as Regional Representatives or Learner Reps (if current learners)
 

 

Affiliated and Partner Organisations Membership

£50 National £10 Local (Can be in kind if agreed by Council e.g. promotion of courses, free room)

Benefits

  • AOC | ALW Newsletters provided for distribution
  • Opportunity to network, co-operate with AOC | ALW
  • Can promote relevant activities through AOC | ALW Newsletters and Website
  • Preferred status in relation to collaborative Grant/Tender opportunities
  • Can become a formal delivery partner
  • Early access to new Course information
  • Access to subsidized day schools Fees
  • Vote (1 vote by authorised representative or proxy) and 2 Representatives at AGMs, EGMs and Regional Forums
  • Representatives can stand and vote (1 vote) in Council Elections as Regional Representatives or Learner Reps (if current learners) or can apply to be considered for 2 appointed Council seats reserved for partner organisations

To join:

Call Dafydd Rhys 07887954301 or email aelod@addysgoedolion.cymru or discuss with our regional staff

 

 
 

Branch Membership

Branches are a formal group of people that affiliate as members with AOC | ALW and come together on a geographical, workplace or virtual basis to plan a programme of learning and social activities. They have their own constitution, bank account, officers and local members. Their collective voice is projected via representatives who attend AOC | ALW meetings and vote.

Benefits

  • One-off, £100 set up grant and support to get started
  • Right to bid for grant funding
  • Right to use AOC | ALW and predecessor Organisation Branding appropriately
  • Regular opportunity to work with Regional Curriculum Development Officers to agree AOC|ALW Courses/Programmes
  • Right to establish Branch Programme of Courses/events
  • Voting rights (through authorised Reps or Proxy) at AGMs, EGMs and Regional Forums: (2 votes up to 25 members. 1 additional vote for every additional 25 members)
  • Right to put names forward for Regional Rep. places on Council and Learner Reps (if current learners).
  • Representation on Regional Fora (according to membership nos)
  • Right to propose motions/resolutions for Regional Fora and AGM
  • AOC | ALW Newsletters provided for distribution
  • Right to advertise Branch activities through AOC | ALW Newsletters and Website
  • A further support package for branches is being developed

To set up a branch:

Call Dafydd Rhys 07887954301 or email aelod@addysgoedolion.cymru or discuss with our regional staff

 

 

Learner Forum Membership

Learner Forums are groups of learners and advocates for learning which meet at community, trade union or workplace level to take part in determining their learning programme. Learner Forums need to be registered in order to take part in Regional Forums and at general meetings through their representatives. The do not have a formal constitution.

Benefits

  • Staff support to establish Forum
  • Regular opportunity to work with Regional Curriculum Development Officerto agree AOC | ALW Courses/Programmes for the Forum
  • Right to establish Forum Programme of Courses
  • 2 votes (through authorised Reps or Proxy) at AGMs, EGMs and Regional Forums
  • Right to propose motions/resolutions for Regional Fora and AGM
  • AOC | ALW Newsletters provided for distribution
  • Right to advertise Forum programme of provision in AOC | ALW Newsletters and on AOC | ALW Website
  • Right to stand and vote for Regional Rep. places on Council and Learner Reps (if current learners)
  • Plus all the benefits available to individual learners

To set up a Learner Forum:

Call Dafydd Rhys 07887954301 or email aelod@addysgoedolion.cymru or discuss with our regional staff

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