Adult learning offers training for work

Liverpool’s Adult Learning Service is offering a range of new courses to help people develop skills to assist them into work.

The service has recently been refocused to concentrate on supporting residents into work and training and has now been joined by Liverpool In Work, the arm of the city council that supports people into employment, in their Park Road Centre.

Whether it is IT skills, languages, cookery, massage, beauty or art – there are a range of options to suit everyone. Courses take place at the city’s four Adult Learning Centres during the day and other sites in the evening.

Cllr Nick Small at Newsham Drive ALC

Councillor Nick Small, Cabinet member for employment, enterprise and skills – pictured right with a group of adult learners – said: “Despite the council facing some tough financial decisions, we are determined to find ways to support residents to develop new skills which will help them into work.

“By bringing the Adult Learning Service and Liverpool In Work closer together, we are better able to focus our resources and make sure that people needing to find employment can be linked to opportunities to develop new skills.”

“There are still lots of traditional courses on offer at a subsidised cost, so if you’re thinking of learning a new skill, now is the time to sign up.”

Courses which help with employability such as computing or IT are free to people who are on Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), Employment Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group only). People on income support, working tax credit, housing benefit and council tax benefit may be entitled to a discretionary fee waiver.

The Adult Learning Centres are based at Newsham Drive, Park Road, Granby Street Adult Learning Centres and Clubmoor Children’s Centre in Norris Green during the day and Broadgreen, Calderstones and Childwall Secondary Schools in the evening.

Enrolment is taking place from Monday 24th February and details of how to register are available at www.liverpool.gov.uk/learninliverpool or by calling 0151 233 3026.

Attached is a jpg photograph of Cllr Small (back centre) meeting a group of adult learners at a baking class during a recent visit to Newsham Drive Adult Learning Centre