Wokingham Adult Education Service - Courses to develop your skills and improve your life
Welcome to Wokingham Borough Council Adult Education Service - our mission is to provide Adult Education courses across the Borough which inspire and support residents to develop skills, knowledge and aptitudes which improve their lives.
We have a number of courses on offer which are aimed at:
- improving your maths skills for job confidence and day to day life (including helping your children with maths) - delivered under the UK Government Multiply programme
- improving people’s confidence and wellbeing
- supporting people to improve their English, including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- people seeking employment or a career change
- supporting parents and carers
- supporting people wanting to get online for the first time, or to improve their digital skills
To view our courses and access free online learning, visit our course listing website.
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- Contact Name
- Adult Education Team
- 07785 314603 07785 314603 07803 201597 07803 201597
- Social Media
Costs and Fee Information
- Cost details
All of our courses are funded by either the Education and Skills Funding Agency, the Department for Education, or the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. The Government expects public funding to be focused on people who need it most and to comply with this, we collect fees from people who can afford to pay and use these to extend provision to those who cannot.
Fees and Charges
Course fees are set by individual providers and will be included in course information. Learners will be exempt from fees if they are unemployed and in receipt of one of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit (work related)
- Job Seekers Allowance
- Employment Support Allowance
- Income Support
Other learners may also be exempt from fees at the discretion of the provider. If you think your personal circumstances may make you eligible for fee exemption; please contact the Adult Education Team Email email@example.com, phone 07785 314603 or speak to the provider directly.
To meet the Government’s Skills Agenda, all English, (excluding ESOL), Maths and Essential Digital courses are free.
- Contact provider for costs
- Funding Notes
Documents for Learners
- Adult Education Plan 2020 to 2023 (PDF document)
- Adult Education Fee Policy (PDF document)
- Privacy Notice (PDF document)
Documents for Contractors
If you are a prospective contractor, you can see supporting information and examples of documentation that we require here:
- Supply chain fees and charges policy (PDF document)
- Adult Education Pound Plus Policy (PDF document)
Community Learning and Adult Skills forms:
- Scheme of Work (PDF document)
- Lesson Plan (PDF document)
- Compliance Check (PDF document)
- Long ILP (PDF document)
- Short ILP (PDF document)
- How is the service funded
- Contact Name
- Adult Education Manager
- Complaints procedure notes
Please see our compliments and complaints procdure.
- Complaints link
- Adult Education Compliments and Complaints procedure
Accessing this service
- Age Ranges
- 19 years +
- Eligibility Criteria
You need to be 19 years old or over (on 31st August 2022) and be a British citizen or a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and have ordinarily been resident in the EEA for at least 3 years and have the right to abode. If you are an EEA National, you need to have obtained either pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa holders and their dependants in the UK, are eligible to apply for courses.
All Ukrainian adults and their family members supported through the Ukraine Family Scheme and Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme are eligible to apply for courses.
There are a number of exemptions including those for asylum seekers who have been in the country for 6 months or more or other refugees. Please contact us on 07785 314603 if you wish to discuss any exemptions further.
To see all the eligibility rules and exemptions, visit the UK Governments website and read the 2022-23 funding rules, especially the "who we fund" section.
- Supporting people with
Mental health conditions
Learning and Communication
English as an additional language
Autism Spectrum Conditions
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