Liverpool’s learning curve

Get ready to enrol with the council’s Adult Learning Service

SCHOOL’S in for after the long summer break.

But it’s not just the children who are returning to the classroom, because adults from all over Liverpool are getting ready to broaden their horizons with Liverpool City Council’s Adult Learning Service (ALS).

The ALS has put together a packed programme of autumnal educational opportunities which offer something for everyone.

There are hundreds of courses available which cover everything from Art to Yoga. The courses are for both pleasure and professional development. Adult learners can develop new skills or experience a new hobby. Alternatively you can study for a professionally accredited qualification that could boost further your career or boost your job prospects.

Adult learner Danielle Wilson is using the service to pursue her dream of becoming a midwife.

The 30 year-old mother of two from Norris Green has just successfully completed her GCSE in English thanks to her time with the ALS, which means she can go onto midwifery training.

“I have already been accepted onto an access course for midwifery but it was on the condition that I got my GCSE,” said Danielle. “It’s been a really worthwhile experience that means I will be able to fulfil my dream of becoming a midwife.”

You can see more of Danielle’s story by watching our video all about the Adult Learning Service here:

 The council has produced a comprehensive ALS course guide which gives details of everything that’s on offer and you can view it here


There are a number of ALS open events coming up where anyone who is interested can go along, they are:

Park Road Adult Learning Centre 10am-8pm

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Granby Street Adult Learning Centre 10am-4pm

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Calderstones Adult Learning Centre 6pm-8pm

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Newham Adult Learning Centre 10am-8pm

Thursday 13 September 2018

Thursday 10 January 2019

Thursday 25 April 2019

Norris Green Adult Learning Centre 10am-3pm

Friday 14 September 2018

Friday 11 January 2019

Friday 26 April 2019

If you cannot make them, you can contact the centres directly for more information:

Park Road Adult Learning Centre 233 2430.

Newsham Adult Learning Centre 233 1809.

Norris Green Adult Learning Centre 233 8530.

Granby Street Adult Learning Centre 233 2400.

Liverpool City Council Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Business, Economy and Skills, Cllr Gary Millar, said: “Our courses are designed around people’s and employers’ needs. We want to inspire people and promote ambition but also fit them into your busy lifestyle. We want to promote equality and diversity throughout all aspects of your learning journey and where we could help improve your skills, health, confidence, wellbeing and income – plus help you to get on the job ladder!”

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