Our learner, Jade Miles tells Radio 5 Live about her improved literacy skills. | Adult Learning Wales

Our learner, Jade Miles tells Radio 5 Live about her improved literacy skills.


Jade Miles began learning with Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales in January 2021. She felt that she was lacking in literacy, numeracy and communication skills. Jade explained she would never interact in school classes and had trouble communicating with people.

In the five months since starting her course with us, Jade’s confidence has grown, and she has developed an interest in learning and feels her communication skills have improved. She is now determined to meet her future goals in supporting her children with school work, and one day would like to become a nurse.

Jade has said she was attracted to our courses as they offered the flexibility to her needs where these worked at a time to her. Jade is a single parent to three children under the age of 5, and her parents help look after them whilst she is doing her course work.

Jade highlights, “My children have motivated me. They have started school and bring work home and I want to be able to help them.”

Jade says her family members have now been enquiring about the courses and she has motivated others to want to learn. Notably, her confidence and communication skills have increased so much that she was able to volunteer to take part in the Adult Literacy Campaign for Radio 5 Live, where she discussed her learning journey live on the radio.

Her tutor shares, “We are very proud of Jade. Her appearance on Radio 5 Live will undoubtedly impact on the wider community across Wales and inspire others to learn.”

Jade also volunteers for her local community and delivers food parcels to local people. This too has been made possible through her increased confidence and acquired skills.

Jade notes, “I have received great support from my tutors; they were easy to talk to and helped me to understand what was needed for my learning.”

Jade is now keen to build her CV where her eventual goal is achieving a level C in literacy and enrolling onto a nursing course and her advice to potential learners is,

“Find the right course for you and try your best. The tutor will support you to do the rest!”

Huge congratulations to Jade - we wish her well with her future studies and career.

To take a journey like Jade’s or to find out more about our courses, click here or talk to us today.

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