Adult and Community Education courses - sign up now

24/10/2017, PR8678

Residents can develop new skills, boost their career or pick up a new hobby by joining a course with Wakefield Council’s Adult and Community Education Service.

The Adult and Community Education Service offers over 500 individual courses ranging from childcare, accounting, maths and English, to arts and crafts and beauty.

The Service is committed to supporting learners and helping to raise skill levels across the Wakefield district. As such, courses are easily-accessible and run across the district.

Taking up a course may be quite daunting for some, and the service can help by:
• Offering financial help with fees, travel, equipment or childcare where eligibility criteria can be evidenced
• Providing guidance and advice on the best course
• Support in class for those with difficulties or disabilities.

Cllr Pat Garbutt

Cllr Pat Garbutt, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “Whether you’re looking to take the first step into further education or climb the ladder in your chosen profession there’s something for everyone. Courses are also available across the whole district, so you may not have to travel too far to find a course to suit.”

Previous students have said that adult learning has helped them to improve their self-confidence and make new friends.

Gail, who previously studied at Manygates Centre in Sandal, said: “It brought me out of a depression. I made new friends, who I’m in contact with now. My tutor was brilliant and you did everything at your own pace.”

Enrolling is easy at or visit a local centre to pick up a brochure or ask advice.

For more information, or to find a local centre, call 01924 303302 or visit

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