Wokingham Adult Education Courses

Each year Wokingham Borough Council’s Adult Education Team receives funding from the Education & Skills Funding Agency to deliver classroom based courses which are aimed at developing the skills, confidence, motivation and resilience of adults of different ages and backgrounds in order for them to:

  • Progress towards formal learning or employment and/or
  • Improve their health and wellbeing, including mental health and/or
  • Develop stronger communities

The curriculum is delivered through a mixture of internal courses facilitated by the Adult Education Team delivered remotely and when restrictions ease from Covid-safe locations across the borough, and sub-contracted provision. We aim to complement existing provision offered by other providers in the area, rather than compete with them and each year make a number of referrals to Activate Learning at Bracknell and Wokingham College and Reading College for accredited maths and English courses.

Courses we run
The following are the types courses we and our subcontractors run, but do contact us if you would like us to consider running courses on any other subjects that you feel meets any of our stated aims above. Courses fall broadly into the following categories:
• Maths, English and ESOL
• Entry to Work or Volunteering
• IT
• Getting involved with community groups and the voluntary sector
• Improving Wellbeing
• Supporting your child’s learning and wellbeing
• Family Learning

Service access criteria: Most individuals will be eligible to attend a course if they live in the Wokingham area and are 19 or older on the 31st August 2020. AND are a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or other countries determined within the EEA, including those with bilateral agreements such as Switzerland, or have the Right of Abode in the UK • AND have ordinarily been resident in the EEA or other countries determined within the EEA, including those with bilateral agreements such as Switzerland for at least the previous three years on the first day of learning.
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly