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Chance for adults with disability to develop Life Skills

Adult Education Wolverhampton is holding 2 information and enrolment events for its courses for people with a learning disability.

The Outstanding rated provider's Life Skills programme is designed to help improve people's communication, practical, concentration, team working and problem solving skills.

Life Skills can also help people take the first step towards employment and develop their English and maths skills to enable them to live more independently.

People with a learning disability, and their family and carers, can find out more about the programme and meet tutors at an information and enrolment event at Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, on Tuesday 17 July between 10am and 3pm. Tutors will be on hand to discuss the various course options. Existing students can come and enrol on Wednesday 18 July from 10am to 3pm.

Life Skills student Tony Beardsmore, who attends cookery, arts and crafts sessions, said: "I have attended classes at a number of different colleges but rate Adult Education Wolverhampton as number one - the tutors are fantastic.

"I like to learn and I want to be able to help others in class, and my aim is to develop as many skills as I can. The Life Skills classes have helped me gain more confidence and I have made many new friends."

Fellow student Emma Hunt added: "Having autism has created many learning barriers throughout the years and I was worried that I would not fit in my class; I should not have worried because I was made to feel safe and my learning could begin straight away.

"I enjoy helping my friends to gain confidence as well because it's important that we learn so that we can be as independent as possible in the future."

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "It's great that Life Skills students speak so highly of the programme and of their experiences of Adult Education Wolverhampton.

"This month's information and enrolment days are an excellent opportunity to find out more about some of the educational opportunities available for adults with a learning disability in Wolverhampton."

To find out more about the Life Skills programme starting in September 2018, please call 01902 551654, email enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk or log on to Adult Education Wolverhampton.

Find out more about the support available to help people live more independently in Wolverhampton by following the #12DaysOfIndependence campaign on Twitter, @WolvesCouncil.

  • released: Thursday 5 July, 2018