Adult Education Service: Courses to develop your skills and improve your life

Wokingham Adult Education

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 information

Contact Name
Adult Education Team
07785 314603 07785 314603 07803 201597 07803 201597
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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, 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

How is the service funded
Local Authority

Complaints Procedure

Contact Name
Adult Education Manager
Complaints procedure notes

Please see our compliments and complaints procedure.

Complaints link
Adult Education Compliments and Complaints procedure

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
19 years +
Eligibility Criteria

You need to:

- live or work within the Wokingham Borough, or have a child attending a Wokingham school
- be 19 years old or over (on 31st August 2023), be a UK or Irish citizen or a non-UK national with permission to live in the UK and have ordinarily been resident in the UK and Islands for at least 3 years

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa holders and their dependants in the UK, are eligible to apply for courses irrespective of time in UK.

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 2023-24 funding rules, especially the "who we fund" section.

Provision For

Supporting people with
Mental health conditions
Learning and Communication
English as an additional language
Wheelchair Accessible
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Social Needs
Emotional Needs

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