The Lifelong Learning Programme offers a range of opportunities for everyone involved in education and training. It provides funding for all stages of lifelong learning; for activities at school, at college, at university, in the workplace and in the local community.
Here are some examples of the type of organisation and individuals currently taking part in each programme – there are plenty more that aren’t listed!
If you’re not sure which programme is right for you, get in touch with the UK National Agencies who will be able to give you advice and guidance.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING
Leonardo is for organisations involved in vocational education and training.
Examples of people taking part in the Leonardo programme include:
Organisations can apply for funding to offer opportunities to their staff and learners.
Grundtvig is for adult educators and adult learners who are over 25 years of age and are involved in non-vocational adult education.
Examples of the people taking part in the Grundtvig programme at the moment include:
Organisations and professionals working with adult learners can apply for funding.
Transversal is for individuals who have a decision-making or specialist role within general education or vocational training.
Examples of people taking part in the Transversal programme include:
To get involved in the Transversal programme you will need the endorsement of your organisation or employer.
SCHOOLS & FURTHER EDUCATION
Comenius provides opportunities for:
SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
As a school or college (working with pupils and students between the ages of 3 and 20) you can register your details, create a profile, search for partners and engage in online partnerships - absolutely free of charge.
Students, teaching and non-teaching staff at Higher Education Institutions in the UK can participate in the Erasmus Programme, provided their institution holds an Erasmus University Charter.
Students from all subject-areas can participate, as can part time and postgraduate students. Students must be enrolled at a Higher Education Institution in the UK to follow higher education studies. Students enrolled in short term higher vocational education courses, which includes foundation degree courses can also participate.