Learning for Work courses

Adult Learning Cardiff runs Welsh Government funded courses which are free to eligible learners that offer a range of flexible learning opportunities designed for individuals to take their first steps back into learning, take part in further training or access employment.

Individuals aged 16 years and above are eligible to enrol including:

  • those who are not currently in education, training or employment and are in receipt of state benefits or support (excluding state retirement pension)
  • those aged 50 plus who are not in full-time employment.

We also welcome enrolments from those with few or no formal qualifications. Referrals from Third Sector organisations and charities who are supporting individuals back into education are also welcome.

Adult Learning also offer digital support to help get you started and can even loan you a device if required.

Ad hoc Online courses

Adult Learning also provide ad hoc courses delivered via Microsoft Teams which include a tutor-led introduction and final day de-brief with support available throughout.

All courses award an e-certificate from Highfield Qualifications.

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In order to maintain the quality of our provision we reserve the right to cancel or amend courses where necessary especially when insufficient enrolments mean that the course is no longer viable. In such circumstances and where possible alternative provision will be offered.

Assessment of Adult Learning provision in Welsh or English

In 2016 we asked people in Cardiff about their preferences for Welsh Language Adult Community Learning:  Ask Cardiff Residents Survey 2016.

The majority of learners questioned showed a preference for courses to be delivered in English.

Following this survey we have monitored the number of learners who have selected the option for each course to be delivered in Welsh.  Where a majority of learners in a class make this choice we will provide the class in Welsh, or if we have sufficient Welsh speaking learners to make up a separate class, this option will also be considered.

Our Learning for Life classes are currently delivered in English, some Learning for Work courses are delivered in Welsh.

As part of the Cardiff and Vale Community Learning Partnership our partner, Menter Caerdydd, has an excellent programme of courses and activities it delivers in Welsh.

The Council supports learners to undertake their courses in Welsh and English, and will provide courses in Welsh should there be sufficient demand in the future.

Privacy notice

Taking part in our Learning for Work programme is dependent on you providing personal data. The Welsh Government will be the data controller for the personal information it receives.

The Welsh Government will use this data to carry out its public task in the administering and monitoring of its funds. Other information will be kept by your learning provider to administer the programme.

Further information is available in our Privacy Notice.