Our courses have inspired one of our learners to become a teacher! | Adult Learning Wales

Our courses have inspired one of our learners to become a teacher!


Our learner Karen Alpan has completed several courses with us including Safeguarding, Train the Trainer, Award in Education and Training, and How to apply to the Civil Service Employability Workshop to name but a few. Her passion for learning has helped her confidence grow and she is look looking forward to applying for teaching roles in the future. . .

Karen says, “Initially I contacted the organisation wanting to become a volunteer, working with English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners. Throughout conversations with one of the staff members at Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Leaning Wales I was made aware of my options and opportunities. I enrolled on the Train the Trainer course, and then went on to completing a range of other courses.

The help I've had has been great, I’ve received technical support and learnt new ways of learning. I have also completed the Civil Service course, and everyone has been fabulous in supporting me. I've had issues with depression and anxiety but having the support I've experienced has helped me gain the strength needed. By the end of the year, I hope to become a qualified tutor!

I can't thank Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Leaning Wales enough, I want to tell everybody about the support adults can get! My life has changed a lot from last year and I'm looking forward to starting a new career. I have gained invaluable transferrable skills which will assist me with my continued learning and career goals. Completing these courses has consolidated the fact that I wish to become a tutor and will be applying for a position with Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales one day. It is a wonderful organisation - I love its ethos regarding learning and learners!

I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to learn new skills from each course. My confidence has grown massively, and I have been able to brush up on my IT skills at the same time. I love how knowledgeable each tutor has been about their subject area. I built a good rapport with my tutors, and this enhanced my learning experience.

As a mature learner I was very nervous to continue my learning. I am so very thankful that I did this now as my experiences have been invaluable. The wide range of courses on offer suit all ages and cater for a range of interest where you can achieve your accredited or non-accredited goal. . . Just give it a go!!”

We would like to congratulate Karen on completing these courses and wish her well with future plans of delivering her own courses!

If you are inspired by Karen’s story, click here to find a course!

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