Essential Skills student Mark Williams
Fifty-one-year-old Mark Williams didn’t learn to read and write at school and was recommended to join an English phonics course by his Jobcentre advisor.
Mark said: “Before I came to college I couldn’t read or write anything and my sister had to read things out to me, but now I can understand some words and am improving every day.
“I can read some things in the newspaper and I have just got a book out of the library and that felt great!
“I never thought I’d be able to read and write but I’ve shown that anyone can do it and you’re never too old to learn.”