CHANGE YOUR STORY

Take a look at the inspirational stories of people who have taken the first step to turn their lives around to build a better future for themselves, their family and their community.
Adult learning has been key to each of their success stories and for many a life-line. Become inspired by clicking on any of the images below to read or watch their story. This is what adult learning can do for you, you can change your story too.

John Spence

John began his learning journey with the Open University in 2010, graduating seven years later with a BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences, an achievement he…

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Jimama Ansumana

Jimama (JJ) was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, in 1995. She lost her entire family during the civil war and was saved by family…

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Bernard Boon

Bernard has immersed himself into all things digital – signing up to computer sessions two years ago has opened up a new world of learning,…

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Scott Jenkinson

Ten years ago, Scott Jenkinson was struggling with substance misuse and was homeless. But thanks to adult learning, he has turned his life around. He…

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Catrin Pugh

Catrin’s life changed forever in 2013 when she suffered third degree burns to 96% of her body in a coach crash in France, she was…

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Marilyn Llewelyn

Lynnie Llewellyn attends two weekly classes to learn Welsh at Foundation Level 1 & 2 and regularly attends extra day schools and weekend courses to…

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Laura Harris

Laura Harris has transformed into a confident and successful student progressing to university, having worked to overcome a troubled childhood where she experienced homelessness, substance…

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Rose Probert

Single mum Rose from Pembrokeshire left school without any grade C or above GCSEs but had always dreamt of becoming a Special Needs teacher. She…

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Emily Harding

Emily was driven to return to learning so that she could have the skills to support her little boy, who has additional learning needs. Emily…

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Lynda Sullivan

Lynda Sullivan was suffering from agoraphobia and depression in 2001 when a leaflet for adult learning came through her door. ‘For 3 years I barely…

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Sam Gardner

Sam always dreamed of becoming a primary school teacher so at the age of 18 he embarked on a BA Honours degree in Education Studies…

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WORKING 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.