It is never too late to learn

It is never too late to learn

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The start of the school and university term is well underway, so you may feel like the opportunity to join a course has passed. Luckily that’s not the case at Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES). Now the kids are safely in class, you have the time to think about what you need.

We learn every day, but sometimes we are too busy to notice it. The world of work is changing too, particularly in the Westminster. Of course people still work in offices, hospitals, care homes and shops, but a lot more work from their favourite coffee shop, or from their kitchens.

Technology (and life) is moving at an incredible pace, opening up new jobs and whole new vocational areas. When you think about it, life is full of amazing career opportunities, but taking advantage of them means you need to have the right skills. This starts with maths and English qualifications which are as important to adults as they are to school students. You may have had a bad experience at school or just didn’t get the opportunity to get your maths and English qualifications.

It is not too late! WAES offers a wide range of maths and English courses (including GCSEs) that can take you from whatever level you’re working at now, to wherever you need to go. It can be difficult to admit to someone else that you are concerned about your maths or English skills. But remember this is a common problem, and our friendly staff are able to quickly put you at your ease and get you onto the right path for progress.

Teaching today is very different from what you may have been used to. Blackboards, chalk and exercise books are a thing of the past; teaching is interactive, exciting, and believe it or not, fun. You are encouraged to work as a part of a team with the other students, cracking the codes to mathematical problems or playing English quizzes. Learning happens much more quickly when you are not working on your own, and it is retained more easily, too.

Achieving the standard of maths and English needed for most jobs in the Capital not only opens up better-paid employment, but it also allows you to move on to new areas of study. It could inspire you to take a course in a different area, but it could equally inspire you to look at university level courses. Once you start to love learning, the sky is the limit! Career Changers, take note: we can help you too. If you have always wanted a career in Fashion, Design, Media make-up or maybe Health and Social Care, then it is not too late for you to make a change this year.

Find out more today: www.waes.ac.uk Every year we take students on a journey that many of them never thought possible, learning things they never knew existed; building confidence, building friendships and reaching for new goals. Come along to enrolment, see www. waes.ac.uk or call 020 7297 7297.

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