Chance for adults with disability to develop Life Skills

Adult Education Wolverhampton is holding two open days for people with a learning disability to find out more about its popular Life Skills courses.

The courses are designed to help improve people’s communication, practical, concentration, team working and problem-solving skills.

Life Skills courses can also help people take the first step towards employment and develop their English and maths skills to enable them to live more independently.

People with a learning disability, and their family and carers, can find out more at Life Skills open days at Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, on Tuesday 9 April, or The Maltings, Herbert Street, on Thursday 11 April, with both events running from 10am-3pm.

Teachers will be on hand to discuss the various course options, while visitors will be able to view the facilities and join in with have-a-go activities and quizzes. Visitors to the open day on 9 April will also be able to enjoy a spring craft fair and purchase handmade jewellery, keyrings and papier-mâché crafts.

Life Skills student Balgeet Bhogal said: “Learning has helped me a great deal with my social and practical skills; my confidence has grown, I have learnt many new things and feel much more-able to participate with all activities that I encounter every day.”

Fellow student Emma Hunt added: “Having autism has created many learning barriers throughout the years and I was worried that I would not fit in my class; I should not have worried because I was made to feel safe and my learning could begin straight away.

“I enjoy helping my friends to gain confidence as well because it’s important that we learn so that we can be as independent as possible in the future.”

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “Our Life Skills students speak very highly of the courses and of their experiences of Adult Education Wolverhampton.


“Next month’s open days are an excellent opportunity to find out more about some of the educational opportunities available for adults with a learning disability in Wolverhampton.”

To find out more about Life Skills, please call 01902 556386 or email enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk. Alternatively, log on to www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk.

Adult Education Wolverhampton was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in an inspection published in January 2015, and is one of only a handful of adult education providers in the country to hold the top ranking.

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