…partnership with external organisations and other services across the Council. Adult Education in Gloucestershire aims to achieve its Vision and Mission by: Widening participation in learning by helping adults to overcome the barriers that prevent them from successfully taking part in learning – whether the learning is for personal development, family support or in connection with employment. Providing high quality training and support for employers in the county that helps meet their business objectives. Ensuring that learning opportunities are flexible and responsive to people’s needs so that they may participate, achieve their goals, and progress to further participation and achievement if they so wish. Ensuring that learning opportunities and the accompanying support for learners fit with local, regional and national priorities and are of high quality. Delivering an efficient and effective service which maximises the resources available to pay for adult learning in the county.