Adult Education Wolverhampton has responded to the social distancing restrictions in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus by launching more free online courses for adult learners.

They are aimed at people who want to learn something new, develop their job skills, look after their wellbeing or improve their knowledge of online safety.

New online courses launched this month include: Keeping Your Child Safe Online; Give Something Get Something: Prepare to Volunteer; Supporting Children with SEND; Learn to Sew (including how to make your own face covering); and Get Ready for Access to Higher Education.

They join a number of other online courses launched in May, covering family learning, work skills and improving your mental and physical wellbeing. For full details, please visit the Adult Education website.  

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “We want to continue to provide students with the opportunity to learn valuable new skills and continue to take part in high quality teaching delivered by Adult Education Wolverhampton’s experienced and engaging teachers.

“Students will be able to study and take part in these short courses at a pace and a time to suit them in the comfort of their own homes. All they need is a computer with a microphone and camera, email address and an internet connection to take part.

“The courses are free and will keep people engaged in learning, develop new skills, help them stay mentally and physically active and prove useful additions to their CV, too.”

The latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at GOV.UK and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at Coronavirus advice and information. There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and their families from coronavirus from the NHS at Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The council’s Stay Safe, Be Kind campaign offers clear and simple advice about how people can help themselves, and how they can support others who may be particularly vulnerable at this time. For more information, please visit Stay Safe, Be Kind.