New opportunities, new skills and heaps of laughter


Enrolment for a wide range of recreational and educational courses with Adult Learning Cardiff starts next week.


The programme features Learning for Work, Learning for Life and DICE (Disability Inclusion in Community Education) courses as well as Digital Support schemes, providing adults across the city with the opportunity to gain new skills, improve their employability, enjoy a new pastime, meet new people and improve their wellbeing.


Courses start from Monday September 18 and are delivered in hubs and other venuesacross the cityas well as online. Full details of the courses are available here:


Online enrolment begins on Monday September 4 at but learners can also enrol in person at Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub on Tuesday September 5, from 10:30am - 5pm.


Adult Learning Cardiff has recently received a glowing report from education inspectors Estyn for its highly effective provision that not only acts as a gateway to other opportunities such as further learning, employment or volunteering activities, but also provides enjoyment, laughter and mutual support via its many courses.


Read more on Estyn's praise for the service here:

Learning for Work courses aim to help learners gain new, or better existing skills to improve their employability prospects in areas such as Health and Social Care, working with children, food hygiene and more. Learning for Life provides courses such as gardening, languages, sewing, jewellery-making and more and are an excellent way to pursue a hobby and meet new people.

The DICE programme is a range of accessible courses, funded by Welsh Government for learners with mental health issues, learning difficulties or physical impairment. They include creative writing, photography, fun and practical computers, interactive maths and plenty more.

And Digital Support offers help and training to get to grips with using a smartphone, tablets and computers with digital surgeries and basic skills classes.

Cabinet Member for Tackling Poverty and Supporting Young People, Cllr Peter Bradbury, said: "There's never been a better time to sign up to learn with Adult Learning Cardiff. We are very proud of the positive Estyn report recently published in which learners spoke about the positive impact the provision had had in their lives, helping them into work, to gain more confidence and enriching their lives through artistic and social activities.

"I encourage anyone thinking about signing up not to hesitate, give it a go this September."