Return to Learning Winners
This award celebrates those individuals that have returned to learning as an adult, and through this learning have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families.
Louise left school with no qualifications. Having started her family at 17, she went back to education to help her children with homework, but quickly found that learning could lead to more benefits.
Alan had managed to get through life without the need to read and write. When he was made redundant at age 50, he returned to education to give himself a chance of re-gaining employment.
Liz’s experience of education as a child was traumatic, but she took a leap of faith and enrolled on an Introduction to Adult Social Care course with Islington Adult Community Learning. Returning to learning has had a profound impact on Liz, her family and those she now cares for in her role as a support worker.
Kirsty experienced personal trauma and turmoil from a young age and had little contact from the outside world. Following many years of trying to turn her life around, Kirsty took a leap of faith back into education at East Riding College and she hasn’t looked back since. I met a man 12 years my senior
Washington had hidden the fact that he couldn’t read or write all his life, however with the help of Adult Education Wolverhampton he is now aiming to put that right.