Even more free courses will be on offer through Adult Education Wolverhampton this autumn.

Support from the Education and Skills Funding Agency means that, for the first time, employed people on a gross annual salary of £15,736 or less can study on almost all Adult Education Wolverhampton courses for free.

In addition, fully subsidised courses continue to be available to people who are unemployed and have a low household income or are on certain benefits, while English and Maths courses up to and including GCSE level are free to everyone, irrespective of their financial position.

Prospective learners can find out about the courses on offer by dropping in to one of Adult Education Wolverhampton's information and enrolment days over the next few days - and whether people are looking to take a new direction, gain a new qualification, improve their existing skills or simply take up a new hobby, there are a wide variety of subjects to choose from.

Experts will be on hand to offer information, advice and guidance about the various options and to discuss fees and any financial help which may be available to prospective learners.

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "Adult Education Wolverhampton offers a great range of high quality academic and informal courses.

"Enrolling on one is an excellent way for people to develop new skills or simply learn for the pleasure of it, and it's great that this year even more courses will be fully subsidised for people on low incomes - alongside the existing English and Maths courses which are already free to all.

"Adult Education Wolverhampton is only one of 4 adult education providers in the country to have been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted. Inspectors commended it for its exceptionally high achievement rates, high quality teaching, excellent resources, good levels of support and for making learning enjoyable, so there couldn't be a better time to enrol."

To find out more, attend the information and enrolment days at Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, on Wednesday (5 September) from 10am to 7pm, Thursday (6 September) from 10am to 7pm, Friday (7 September) from 10am to 4pm and Saturday (8 September) from 10am to 1pm.

Alternatively, call Student Services on 01902 551658, email enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk or check out the website Type=links;Linkid=2102;Title=Adult Education Service;Target=_blank; for more information.

  • released: Monday 3 September, 2018