Boost your New Year's resolution - get new skills in 2024

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

Wakefield residents are being encouraged to develop new skills and build on existing experience in 2024 with a course from Wakefield Adult Education Service.  

The January course guide for classes starting between January and June has been published at It is also being delivered to each household in the district.  Residents can find out details about upcoming classes on a wide range of subjects including creative, hair and beauty, employment and digital skills and more. Places fill up fast, so do not delay!

Prospective learners are invited to a Welcome to Learning event to discuss their needs and receive one to one advice so that they enrol on the right course to help them achieve their goals.

We’re thrilled to unveil our latest courses to help everyone in the district reach their goals, whether you’re looking to change your career, build your skills, get a qualification or try something new.

Our exclusive Welcome to Learning events mean you can be confident that you’re signing up for the right course for your needs.

Helping local people gain knowledge and valuable qualifications at all stages in life helps communities flourish, supports local businesses and builds a more confident, skilled workforce across the district.

So, make boosting your skills your New Year’s resolution for 2024 and take a look at our course guide.

Cllr Michael Graham

Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Growth

Councillor Michael Graham

Any adult over the age of 19 is eligible to take up a course. Many of our courses are free, including Maths, English and ICT. Where a course fee is charged you may be entitled to a free course or help with travel costs, equipment and/or childcare depending on individual circumstances. Those who are unemployed and seeking work or who earn less than £23,400 automatically qualify for full funding.

This programme is funded through the devolved Adult Education Budget for West Yorkshire. The Mayor of West Yorkshire and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are investing £65 million a year to improve skills across West Yorkshire – particularly among those who need it most.

For more information or to book on to a Welcome to Learning event, call 01924 303 302 or visit

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