Thinking of studying with Wolverhampton's "Outstanding" Adult Education Service?

It is planning a series of open days to showcase Level 3 opportunities available from September 2015 onwards - and for people aged between 19 and 24 it could provide a chance to study for free.

Level 3 qualifications are the equivalent of A level standard, and include Access to Higher Education Diplomas in Business and Accounting, Education and Training, Health, Music Technology and Social Sciences, and Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Other Level 3 qualifications include an Award in Education and Training, Diploma in Early Years Education, Specialist Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and finally British Sign Language.

People can find out more about Level 3 qualifications at the special open days taking place at the City Learning Quarter, Old Hall Street on Monday 23 March from 10am to 3pm, Wednesday 6 May from 10am to 7pm, Saturday 20 June from 10am to 2pm and Wednesday 15 July from 10am to 7pm.

Alternatively, please call 01902 551658, visit Type=links;Linkid=2102;Title=Adult Education Service;Target=_blank; or email

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, said: "Level 3 qualifications introduce students to the skills they need to study their chosen subject at university, or to get into work.

"They are ideal for people who are looking to develop a good understanding of a particular subject, which could in turn create many new career options for them."

Level 3 courses are just one type of qualification offered by Wolverhampton's Adult Education Service, which was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in its most recent inspection, published in January 2015.

  • released: Tuesday 17 March, 2015