Adult Education Wolverhampton is set to celebrate the achievements of 120 residents with a disability or learning difficulty who have enrolled on Life Skills classes this year.

Life Skills courses help people develop their independence, with students learning essential skills like team working, problem solving, communication and how to cope with stress.

Councillor Louise Miles, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and Skills, said: “Our students speak very highly of the Life Skills programme, which is helping them develop the skills they need to live as independent a life as possible.

“To practice these skills, students take part in real life activities in and out of the classroom. This year, they have opened a pop up café providing refreshments for staff and students at the Maltings and Old Hall Street, and been on day trips to Central Library, West Park, the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham and Warwick Castle, to name but a few.  

“Another focus for the year has been about keeping safe and many students were able to take part in workshops delivered by the police.

“These activities have allowed students the chance to practice independent travel, find out about our history, learn more about being a citizen in 2023 and improve their confidence and communication skills, and I would like to congratulate all 120 of our current Life Skills students on their success.”

Adult Education Wolverhampton will be marking their achievements at the Life Skills celebration on Wednesday (5 July, 2023).

To find out more about Life Skills courses, please call 01902 558180, email or visit Adult Education Wolverhampton

Life Skills is part of the council’s Supported Employment programme, to give people with a disability the skills and support they need to move into meaningful employment.