Join a course with Manchester Adult Education Service
We can support you to find the right course and start learning wherever you are. You can find out more about the courses on offer.
If you would like to speak to someone about continuing to learn or about starting a new course, phone us on 0161 219 6733 or complete a contact form.
We offer range of courses, find out how to join one of our courses in:
- Computer and Digital Skills
- Community Interpreting
- Adult Social Care
- Early Years and Education
- Family Learning
- Preparation for Work
- Courses for young adults with learning disabilities
Many of our courses are free (English, Maths, Everyday English, Family Learning, volunteer programmes and beginner computer courses) subject to status. Other courses (such as Childcare, Community Interpreting, higher level computer courses, Adult Health and Social Care and ESOL) are free for unemployed people actively seeking work and cost from £3 per hour for those in work. However, if you are on a low income we can help you with the fees. Please contact one of our centres for information.
We also run a learner support service that can help you make informed choices about your future.
We fund eight organisations to deliver activities across the city:
- Back on Track Manchester
- Cracking Good Food
- Impact for All
- Proper Job Theatre Company
- Pure Innovations Limited
- Reform Radio
- Sonder Radio
- Street League
ESFA: 16 to 19 Tuition Fund
We utilised the funding from ESFA to support four 19/20 learners who were disadvantaged by the disruption to their learning that the first lockdown caused.
These four young adult learners were due to complete their courses with us in July 2020. However, they had a disrupted learning experience from March 2020 onwards due to the pandemic.
These learners were offered and accepted a short course with us from September to December, to make up for the lost learning during lockdown. They attended 4 sessions of face-to-face classes per week between 14th September and 20th December. They also attended a supervised sports session on a weekly basis.