Adult and Community Education courses - sign up now
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
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,
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 www.wakefield.gov.uk/adulteducation
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 www.wakefield.gov.uk/adulteducation