People thinking of changing career, or who want to go into further education, are being invited to find out more about a course which has helped scores of adults learners enter university. Adult Education Wolverhampton's Access to Higher Education Diploma gives learners the skills and experience they need to succeed in higher education.
It offers pathways in Art and Design, Business and Law, Health Professionals, Social Science and, new for this year, Science – with students able to access the University of Wolverhampton's state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment. Over 90% of Access to Higher Education students regularly progress to university, with 2021's cohort going on to study a wide range of subjects including nursing, midwifery, business management, policing, social work, social care, psychology, physiotherapy and art and design.
Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to improve your qualifications and skills has never been so important. If going to university is your goal, but you don’t know where to start, please take a look at the Access to Higher Education Diploma, and let Adult Education Wolverhampton help you make a positive difference in your life."
To find out more, people can complete a registration form at https://bit.ly/3FlxOPL and a member of staff will be in touch to provide information about the next steps and how to apply. Alternatively, prospective learners are invited to attend information days at Adult Education Wolverhampton's headquarters at Old Hall Street.
Current student Stacey Dixon said: "I am a single mum with three daughters and until recently anxiety and depression was taking over my life.
“I want to be a good role model to my daughters and show them that anything is possible so I started the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Social Science in September and, with the help and support I get from my tutors, the course is helping me to gain the skills for a much better future. It has given me a sense of purpose and I am proud to say that I see myself working towards gaining the skills for a career in social work."