Course Applications

Unlock your potential

Start a new course with us

Looking to improve your existing skills, develop your confidence, gain qualifications or learn something completely new? Whatever your reason for choosing an adult education course in 2024, find out how you can unlock your full potential with the learning opportunities on offer at Manchester Adult Education.

Below you’ll find all the opportunities that are available to you from April.

Improve your digital skills

We have new Digital Skills courses starting this month which will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to navigate the digital world with confidence – making your life easier, more efficient and more enjoyable.

Plus, when you join a short digital skills course with us, you can get qualified for free! You can choose from:

  • Digital Skills for Beginners
  • Microsoft for Work
  • Entry 3 and Level 1 Essential Digital Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Cyber Security
  • Level 2 Award in Digital Office Essentials
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Your route in teaching

Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer, tutor or trainer in adult and community learning? Our Level 3 Education and Training course can help equip you with the required skills for a career in this area.

It’s an introductory qualification that covers the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer, how to plan and deliver inclusive sessions and assess learning.

We now have new opportunities to study this course at Abraham Moss and Greenheys Adult Learning Centres starting this month. Take the first step and apply now to carve out your path in teaching.

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New employability short courses

Over the next few months, our Preparation for Work team will be delivering a range of short employability courses aimed at helping you to learn more about working in specific sectors including schools, warehousing and the NHS.

Course schedule:

  • 24-26 April: Forum Learning, Wythenshawe – Working in Schools
  • 13-15 May: The Avenue Library and Learning Centre, Blackley – Working in Warehousing
  • 11-13 June: Longsight Library and Learning Centre – Working in Schools
  • 24-26 June: Forum Learning, Wythenshawe – Working in Warehousing
  • 10-12 July: Longsight Library and Learning Centre – Working in the NHS
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Register your interest for 2024/25

We’re currently busy behind the scenes working on our new programme of courses that will be available from September 2024 and soon you will be able to register your interest in a specific course and apply to study with us.

Keep checking our website for updates!

What will happen at my appointment?

Once you have applied to study a course, you will be invited to attend an assessment appointment where our team will carry out an initial assessment to make sure that you join a course at the right level for you. You will also have the opportunity to find out more about your chosen course. You will be able to advise us of any additional support that you may need and have the opportunity to discuss your long-term career goals.

Appointments will typically last around one hour per subject area. So, if you wish to study more than one subject i.e. English and maths, appointment times will be longer. 

Please bring the following documents with you to your appointment:

  • Photo ID (accepted documents include passport, driving licence and/or travel pass)
  • Proof of your address (utilities bill, official letter etc.)
  • Proof of UK residency (if you’ve lived in the UK for less than three years)
  • Your National Insurance number
  • Proof of any benefits you receive
  • Certificates for any qualifications you hold e.g., English and maths
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