People who are looking to take a new direction are being encouraged to attend Adult Education Wolverhampton's open day later this month.

Experts will be on hand to offer information, advice and guidance about the many options available to prospective learners – and whether they are looking to change careers, gain a new qualification, improve their existing skills or simply take up a new interest, there are a wide variety of subjects to choose from.

The open day takes place at Adult Education Wolverhampton's Foyer Building on Saturday 22 June from 10am to 2pm. 

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, 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, and enrolling on one is an excellent way to for people to develop new skills or simply learn for the pleasure of it.

"There are courses which can help people train for a specific career, while the Access to Higher Education courses could fast them on to university. Other courses help people brush up on their English and Maths skills or build their personal confidence. The good news is that many courses are free or are available at a reduced rate, depending on the course and personal circumstances."

He added: "Adult Education Wolverhampton is only one of four adult education providers in the country judged 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.”

Each year, Adult Education Wolverhampton welcomes hundreds of students from all walks of life. Elena Stan studied English, Maths and ICT and said: "Studying at Adult Education Wolverhampton has changed my life for the better. It has given me the motivation and the enthusiasm for a better future, and the support I get from my tutors has helped me build my confidence and become stronger."

Hannah Bagley, who studied Access to Higher Education Health, added: "Studying gave me the knowledge and skills needed for university; I now hold a BSc in Occupational Therapy and work full time for Shropshire Community Health Trust. Never would I have come this far if I hadn’t attended an open day in 2013 – I am now so much more confident and continue to learn in my dream job."

The Open Day takes place at the Foyer Building, Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, on Saturday 22 June from 10am to 2pm. For more information, please visit Adult Education Wolverhampton or call 01902 558180.