For employers

Informal learning at work is often a gateway to formal learning and improving skills. And a more skilled workplace means greater productivity. Workplace Learning Advocates (WLAs) support informal learning at work and help people get the most from training and development opportunities available. This can be through offering information and advice to colleagues or by delivering learning or social club activities designed to encourage people to develop new skills.

We deliver training and support to WLAs to ensure they have the information and advice skills they need to support their colleagues learning. We also help WLAs set up learning club activities for employees to encourage informal and formal learning. The training and support we offer is flexible and designed to fit in with your needs. 

Benefits of informal learning at work

Employers who have worked with the scheme have found it is a low cost way of enhancing employee motivation and engagement and can;

  • Enhance workforce cohesion and team working

  • Encourage and support staff to share skills informally

  • Foster a workplace culture of coaching and mentoring

Support for employers

We deliver training and support for Workplace Learning Advocates. WLAs can bring benefits to all workplaces, regardless of sector or size. Informal learning encouraged by the WLA scheme can also be part of the journey towards Investors in People recognition. 

Our case studies outline how different organisations are benefiting from the WLA approach, you can access our case studies by clicking here. If you would like to discuss opportunities for your organisation please contact us using the form below.