If you are looking to take a new direction, improve your existing skills, learn new ones or gain additional qualifications, now is the time to make the change with Adult Education Wolverhampton.

It will be holding information and enrolment days throughout August and September, where prospective learners can get advice and guidance about the courses available from the "Outstanding" rated provider.

Many courses are designed to help people get on at work and others offer opportunities to improve their mental health and general wellbeing or improve confidence on-line, become a volunteer, improve their skills or be more active in their community.

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "Last year, thousands of people joined Adult Education Wolverhampton courses to improve their skills.

"You may have clear ideas about the learning pathway you wish to follow, or you may be unsure of your future direction. Either way, its friendly and professional staff are on hand to guide you onto a programme of study at the right level and which suits your needs, interests and ambitions.

"There's no need to be worried about the cost of learning. Many of Adult Education Wolverhampton's courses are free and the good news is that, from September, even more courses may be free if you are on a low income and want to improve your skills."

To find out more, attend one of the information and enrolment days which are taking place at Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, on:

  • Wednesday 8 August, 10am to 3pm (all courses)
  • Wednesday 15 August, 10am to 3pm (all courses)
  • Wednesday 29 August, 10am to 3pm (Access to Higher Education Diplomas)
  • Wednesday 5 September, 10am to 7pm (all courses)
  • Thursday 6 September, 10am to 7pm (all courses)
  • Friday 7 September, 10am to 4pm (all courses)
  • Saturday 8 September, 10am to 1pm (all courses)

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

Councillor Moran added: "Adult Education Wolverhampton is only one of four 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."

  • An Apprenticeship Jobs Fair will be held at Adult Education Wolverhampton on Thursday 16 August from 10am to 1pm. Over a dozen employers and providers will be on hand to discuss apprenticeships at all levels and sectors.

  • released: Thursday 2 August, 2018