People looking to take a new direction in the New Year are being encouraged to learn something new with Adult Education Wolverhampton.

More than 120 courses are on offer starting in January and February, with something to inspire everyone.

Subjects on offer include Access to Higher Education, Arts and Crafts, Adult Health and Social Care, British Sign Language (BSL), Business Administration and Office Skills, Childcare, Cookery and Floristry, English, Maths, ESOL, Languages and Teaching Assistants. There are also Erasmus + work experience opportunities in Italy.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The New Year is a great time to start thinking about learning something new. The good news is that you don't have to wait until September to join a course as there are dozens beginning next month.

"Adult Education Wolverhampton provides a wide range of academic and vocational courses, as well as preparing people for the world of work through its Steps to Employment courses. Some courses are free or available at a reduced rate, depending upon circumstance".

"Through learning, you can also increase your confidence, health and well being and enjoyment of life.  I'd urge anyone who wants to improve their skills, achieve additional qualifications or take up a new hobby in 2017 to take a look at what Adult Education Wolverhampton has to offer."

Claire Anderson, a single mum of 3, is looking to improve her job chances by enrolling on the Steps to Employment course at Adult Education Wolverhampton. She said: "Coming back to education has given me more choice and a much better chance.

"It was scary at first, as it had been a long time since I was at school, but now I am really enjoying the classes and love learning new things. My confidence has grown and I now feel I can do so much more. I will continue with my studies and plan to look for work in care or retail."

For more information about the courses offered by Adult Education Wolverhampton, please visit Type=links;Linkid=2102;Title=Adult Education Service;Target=_blank;, call 01902 558180 or attend the information and enrolment days at Wolverhampton Adult Education's Old Street offices on Thursday 5 January from 1am to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm and Friday 6 January from 10am to 1pm.

Adult Education Wolverhampton is rated Outstanding by Ofsted, one of only three adult education providers in the country which currently holds the top award.

The 2016 FE Choices national student satisfaction survey found that 97% of Adult Education Wolverhampton students would recommend the service to others.

  • released: Wednesday 7 December, 2016