A great number of factors are needed in order for adult education to fulfil its purpose in socially disadvantaged groups. The researchers did their research among low-skilled individuals. In relation to getting into adult education they examined who are the ones that participate in the trainings, what socio- cultural background they have, their academic achievements, competencies, the educational path of their parents and their children. The study focuses on the individual, searching for their external and internal motivations for participating in the trainings. In this study, the researchers also analysed the characteristics of the involvement in the training, the advantages of the qualifications received in the training from the point of view of the participants.