Website plan to help adults study in Leeds

ADULT LEARNING: The new website helps students of all ages pick up new skills.
ADULT LEARNING: The new website helps students of all ages pick up new skills.
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Education and career development learning opportunities for adults have been given a boost with a ‘one-stop shop’ website.

The Leeds Adult Learning website, which is via Leeds City Council, provides an easy way to discover information on hundreds of courses across the city that are open to all adults over the age of 19.

They range from basic computer and smartphone skills, confidence building, cooking, gardening, sewing, child care, creative crafts, art, English, job search skills, maths or English as a Second Language (ESOL). The website also helps with the logistics of even getting to the courses with an integrated journey planner with bus routes and maps to identify the best and easiest way to travel.

Some 6,500 adults took part in more than 1,200 adult learning courses at community venues across the city last year.

The new website marks the first time that information from dozens of different course providers can be found in a single place.

Coun Mohammed Rafique, council executive member for employment, enterprise and opportunity, said: “Adult Learning courses are a great way for people of all backgrounds and life experiences to acquire
new skills, meet new people and have fun whilst learning.

“With many learners progressing into work or undertaking further study to gain qualifications, we are always trying to find new and innovative ways in which more people can benefit.

“It is fantastic news that the new Leeds Adult Learning website has now been launched to make it even easier for people to find out more about the range of courses that are available across the city.”

Visit www.leedsadultlearning.co.uk for more information.

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