People who want to get on the fast track to university or the road to a new career are being encouraged to enrol on special courses offered by Adult Education Wolverhampton.

The Outstanding rated provider's Level 3, 4 and 5 courses provide a range of opportunities for adults to improve their skills and bolster their CVs - and a series of open days will be taking place over the next few weeks to enable people to find out more.

The courses include Access to Higher Education Diplomas in Art and Design; Business Management; Health including Midwifery or Nursing; Music Technology; and Social Science or Social Work, ideal for those who want to get on the fast track to university.

People who want a career in the classroom can take advantage of Adult Education Wolverhampton's Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3, which will enable them to work with teachers to support children and young people in mainstream schools or colleges, while the Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools or Colleges Level 4 provides excellent professional development for experienced teaching assistants.

Adult Education Wolverhampton also offers a range of options for students wanting to work in the creative industries, including the Level 3 Certificate in Creative Craft in Floristry; in Painting and Drawing; and in Sewing and Textiles.

For those who want to teach English as a foreign language, the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults (CELTA) Level 5 qualification is one of the most popular and desirable English language teaching qualifications worldwide.

Finally, Adult Education Wolverhampton is offering a Level 3 British Sign Language (BSL) course, enabling people to improve and extend their signing skills in different contexts and study the linguistics of BSL. Upon completion, students can work as communication support for the deaf or progress to the next level of study required to follow a career in interpreting.

More information about Level 3, 4 and 5 courses is available at the open days taking place at the Foyer Building, City Learning Quarter, St Georges Parade, Wolverhampton, on Wednesdays 16 May and 6 June from 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm, and on Thursdays 17 May and 7 June from 10am to 1pm. Alternatively, please call 01902 551654, email or log on to Type=links;Linkid=2102;Title=Adult Education Service;Target=_blank;.

Melody Mutudza, who went on to complete a degree and masters in social work at university after taking the Access to Higher Education Diploma with Adult Education Wolverhampton, said: "I was unable to go to university because I had been out of education for a while and needed a refresher.

"I felt comfortable being with students of the same age with similar experiences. There was a lot of support and the atmosphere was accommodating to any person of any background."

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Whether it is to pursue a particular ambition, get into university or change career, there are many reasons to consider one of the Level 3, 4 and 5 courses offered by Adult Education Wolverhampton."

  • released: Wednesday 9 May, 2018