There are many common barriers to learning. These include social and cultural barriers, practical and personal barriers, emotional barriers, and workplace barriers.
Breaking through the barriers
The Breaking through the barriers - Equal access to learning for all report brings together the voices of unions, partner organisations, practitioners and learners to highlight the range of barriers faced by many and to demonstrate what can be achieved through union learning to overcome these barriers.
The unionlearn blog features a number of different writers illustrating how they've sought to overcome different barriers to learning:
- Tackling union 'boys' club' by building women's confidence
- Supporting autism in the workplace
- How inequality impacts on education
- Addressing barriers blocking women apprentices
- Agile Birkbeck supports part-time HE students
The Tackling Disadvantage: The unionlearn effect in opening up learning and skills report sets out to show the impact of unionlearn in widening opportunities to take up learning and skills by tackling disadvantage, identifying and removing barriers and implementing effective strategies.