Adult Education Wolverhampton has successfully renewed its matrix accreditation, demonstrating the high quality information, advice, and guidance it gives to students.

The matrix accreditation is the Department for Education’s standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of high quality information, advice and guidance.

Adult Education Wolverhampton was praised for having a good understanding of local skills priorities, tailoring the support given to students, providing financial support to help remove barriers for students accessing classes and giving as many people as possible the opportunity to learn.

Community partners have also praised Adult Education Wolverhampton for the support given to them to build their capacity to provide learning in community locations.

Roger Chapman, Head of the matrix Service for The Growth Company, said: “We believe that at the heart of high quality advice and support services are strong leadership, excellent service and a focus on continuous improvement, all underpinned by effective use of the resources available. The matrix standard is designed to benchmark organisations against best practice in these areas."

Councillor Louise Miles, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Skills and Work, said: "This accreditation success shows what we have always known about Adult Education Wolverhampton – that it provides the best possible support to its students.

"This is a fantastic achievement, and I would like to congratulate the service on its continuing success."

A recent re-structure of Adult Education's Student Services Team has provided greater access to support for students, from their first step into learning to progressing into further education or employment. It can offer support if students are keen to make a new start but not sure how, want to update old skills or gain new ones, want to find a course, or want to get back into work or change careers.

Prospective students are encouraged to make an appointment with the Student Services Team so that they are helped to reach their potential. 

The course offer for classes starting in the autumn is now live, and people can find out more by visiting Adult Education Wolverhampton's base at Old Hall Street, going online at Adult Education Wolverhampton or by attending one of the open days in August and September.