Students from around the globe have been given their English qualifications thanks to a popular Wolverhampton Adult Education Service course.

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Learners from countries in Europe, Asia and Africa passed their Cambridge Skills for Life exams in the last academic year and received their certificates at a special ceremony.

The qualifications range from entry level to level 2 and enable those taking them to communicate in listening, speaking, reading and writing in English as well as learning about life in the UK.

More than 500 learners sat the exams and the service achieved a 98% pass rate.

Classes were held across the city and tested the students on their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, said: "I am extremely impressed by the achievements of the students.

"English is not their first language but they have studied very hard to learn it to help them with their employment prospects and their everyday lives in this country.

"They were well supported by our tutors, as reflected by the superb pass rate, and they deserve their success. This is further proof of the benefits of our Adult Education Service."

  • released: Friday 25 October, 2013