Get Inspired by Learners’ Stories
Learning has the power to transform lives by helping people to achieve their ambitions whether personal, family or for employment reasons.
It provides people with rich and diverse experiences that change lives and transform communities.
Our tutors are experts in their fields and together we work to make every learner’s journey an exciting and fulfilling one. Many of our tutors delivering these courses continue to work in their professions and bring with them up-to-date skills and knowledge.
Many of the programmes on offer are within the Idea Stores themselves. This unique partnership provides learners with an opportunity to access an extensive range of free resources, from online learning material to books and free activities to inspire them.
Our learners rate our service as outstanding and tell us that their experience of learning with us is excellent.
We are proud of all that our learners achieve and we hope that the learners you meet here will inspire you to join our community of learning.
Judith St John
Head of Idea Store Learning
Adult Learners Week
Adult Learners’ Week is a national celebration of lifelong learning, including the Adult Learners’ Week awards.
Idea Store Learning encourages the celebration of learners’ achievements, some of which are captured in stories within the Adult Learners Week booklets below
If you feel inspired to learn then consider enrolling onto one or more of our 900 programmes in the Idea Store Learning Course Guide for 2015-16.
Adult Learners’ Week 2015
Nurun Nahar Zorna Hoque
Learning in Families and Communities National ALW Award Winner 2014
Nurun’s full name is Nurun Nahar Zorna-
Nurun’s journey started with participating in a family learning programme at her children’s school to develop her English and other skills and help her children with their homework. She went on to do more courses at the Idea Store which developed her language skills and confidence and helped her to gain part-
She is now doing a health and social care course at college and participating in a community programme to host ‘women only’ events locally. She is proud to have inspired others to engage with adult learning, to which she attributes her success at improving her quality of life and that of her family and community.
Nurun’s Stories of Resilience.