Adult Learners’ Week will be postponed until further notice. Stay connected online and have a browse through the website for information, advice and guidance about careers and skills. The stories of people who have taken the first step back into learning and transformed their lives. Stay at home, and learn something new, start a course, inspire others – very soon we will be promoting online events that you can take part in. In the meantime, take a look at these inspiring stories.



Adult learning can broaden horizons, build your networks and open doors, it’s your chance to make a fresh start. Whether you are looking for a new direction, to brush up on your skills, improve your job opportunities, seek some advice and guidance on a qualification, or you may simply want to learn something new. Adult Learners’ Week is, free and for everyone.

Below are just some of the inspirational stories of people who have taken the first step to turn their lives around to build a better future.  Adult learning has been key to each of their success stories and for many a life-line.


John began his learning journey with the Open University…

Read John's Story


Jimama (JJ) was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa,…

Read Jimama's Story


Bernard has immersed himself into all things digital –…

Read Bernard's Story


Ten years ago, Scott Jenkinson was struggling with substance…

Read Scott's Story


Catrin’s life changed forever in 2013 when she suffered…

Read Catrin's Story


Lynnie Llewellyn attends two weekly classes to learn Welsh…

Read Marilyn's Story

Click the button below for more life changing stories from people across Wales.


Learn new skills and start your next chapter

Whatever your situation, if you’re passionate about learning a new skill, we’ll help you explore your options with free, impartial advice on the training programmes that can help you change your story.
Working Wales #changeyourstory

Working Wales is a new service which allows anyone over the age of 16 across Wales to access expert advice and guidance to help you overcome obstacles that you may be facing to get you into work.

So, whether you need help searching for jobs, writing a CV, preparing for an interview, finding work placement, learning new skills, understanding redundancy rights, childcare support, building self-confidence, or even where to turn next this is the right place to get the help you need.