Council encourages residents to boost skills by taking adult education courses

Adult education | Hillingdon Today

The new academic year launched in September and there’s never been a better time to start your career or boost your skills with one of the adult learning courses offered by Hillingdon Council.

A broad range of high quality and inclusive opportunities are on offer, for those who want to gain a qualification, change career, build on their existing skills, or get creative or simply learn something new.

Courses are priced to be value for money and are held either in-person at one of four centres across the borough, or in the community.

Courses are being run for people of all ages with more than 70 nationally recognised qualifications being offered. The new prospectus features a variety of subjects, including floristry and horticulture, English, maths, accounting, childcare, health and social care, sewing, painting, foreign languages and digital skills.

The newest addition is a 30-week online Level 2 certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health which starts on 6 November and is perfect for those interested in developing their skills and a career in the care or pastoral care sector.

Cllr Susan O’Brien, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Families, Education and Wellbeing said: ”We’re extremely pleased to be able to offer another exciting, diverse and varied selection of courses for this new term, ensuring there’s something for everyone whether you’re looking to get into work, change career, or learn a new skill.

“Many residents have benefited by expanding their skills and knowledge through our accessible and affordable courses and for some it has changed lives and career paths, so I look forward to watching our new students experience similar successes.

“Our courses reflect current trends, with creative industry courses including make-up and floristry and then more traditional academic offerings too. You’ll also have the support of our excellent team throughout, so why not explore what’s on offer and enrol today?”