What is Cities of Learning?

Cities of Learning is a new approach funded by RSA and City and Guilds.  It is an inclusive approach that promotes and recognises learning wherever it happens and leads to new pathways into education and work. Cities of Learning is helping people and places tell the story of their learning.

As a national programme Cities of Learning is built on the belief that learners of all ages deserve access to experiences and opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and capabilities, with the ability to progress into meaningful and valued learning and work opportunities which enable them to thrive.

Currently in its pilot stage, Cities of Learning is launching in 2019 in Plymouth and Brighton.

What’s happening in Plymouth?

RIO are the anchor organisation for the RSA and Digital Me, working with Plymouth City Council to pilot this approach in Plymouth.  Working with a broad range of exciting organisations across the city we are developing digital pathways and playlists to support 14-24 year olds to achieve digital badges which help build motivation and confidence by ‘gamifying’ learning engagement and progression, supporting them to uncover and articulate the skills that they have, and providing them with the tools and guidance to progress further.

Latest News

Cities of LearningNewsPress Releases
13th August 2019

Plymouth Set to Become One of the UK’s First Cities of Learning

An exciting project to turn Plymouth into a digital learning campus gets underway later this year. The City Council has worked with the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) on a successful bid to the Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) to become one of the first UK ‘Cities of Learning’. Cities of Learning is based on an…