Learning For Life

Learning For Life


Ann Smith has years of experience in Youth work. After working as a community youth worker and youth work manager, she has been based in Conwy, North Wales as our Curriculum Delivery Officer and Tutor for the past 3 years. With an ability to encourage learners drawn upon her experience, she is a popular and inspirational tutor.  

“Her lively manner and innovative teaching style engages learners and supports them to achieve. Ann believes in each learner and goes above and beyond to support them to learn and engage, looking after them in their learning as well as their well-being”.

During a challenging year with more restrictions on face-to-face learning, Ann has developed her own digital skills and been able to support learners through Zoom and other platforms. Throughout the lockdown, Ann has adapted to the digital technologies, supporting both her students and her colleagues, where she is always willing to listen and advise.

Ann says, “My passion is youth work and I want all those that I work with - learner or colleague - to appreciate the advantages that learning and sharing good practice can bring to Youth Work.”

Ann has successfully guided many students through our Youth Work courses, encouraging and enabling them to go into further education or into employment.

“I feel blessed to be in a Youth and Play Work ‘family’ that supports a huge variety of different types of learners - those returning to learning after leaving school with no or few qualifications, to those with MA’s, where all seek the professional qualifications that AOC|ALW deliver.”

Ann’s philosophy is that you are never too old, and never too clever to learn and grow, and we are proud to have Ann as a much valued tutor and as part of the ALW family.

Well done Ann, and best wishes from everyone at Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales.

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