Opportunities to learn with Wakefield Council
district residents are being reminded there are opportunities to learn new
skills and gain qualifications through the Council’s Adult Education Service
The Council has closed its education centres
due to the coronavirus outbreak but is continuing to provide support by
distance learning including over the phone, through zoom, WebEx and Microsoft
Teams and by email and post. It is offering these sessions to 550
existing learners, just as though they were in a classroom and will be starting
new courses soon, they are now ready to welcome new learners.
The Council is also offering 25 free
completely online, level 2 courses in vocational subjects including customer
service, business administration, team leading, safe handling of medication,
care planning and nutrition and health. These courses can be completed in 8-10
weeks, resulting in a nationally recognised qualification.
People can also sign up for introductory
sessions in maths, English and creative courses such as drawing, painting and
sewing, which can all be followed at home.
All of the courses offered by the service can
enhance skills, boost future job prospects, build confidence and enable people
to take up a new pastime.
Darren Byford Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration, said:
“During these very challenging times I am proud of how our services have
adapted to enable hundreds of existing learners to continue to study from
home, as well as creating opportunities for new learners to join online
a Council we support lifelong learning for all adults and despite the
challenges, I am pleased we are able to continue to offer this educational
support residents in our district.”
looking for fun learning activities can find ideas and inspiration on Facebook
can also visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/adulteducation for the latest course information.
Council is following the latest government advice on the coronavirus pandemic.
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