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Adult Learning Midlands Engine Project

Joseph Chamberlain College is proud to launch two new Adult Learning short courses as part of a project funded by Midlands Engine. The project will run for 12 months and is aimed at mature students in Birmingham who have never received any formal education before, to boost their career prospects as well as their quality of life. There are five other Midlands based providers taking part:

  • Birmingham Adult Education Service
  • Birmingham Metropolitan College
  • Fircroft College of Adult Education
  • South and City College Birmingham
  • TimeBank

The providers aim to:

  • Deliver part-time, non-accredited inclusive ESOL provision to meet local community needs
  • Reduce waiting lists for current ESOL provision
  • Increase English language skills through a variety of contextualised models
  • Reduce social isolation and cultural barriers to engagement
  • Move learners who are not in work closer to employment
  • Enable learners in work to move closer to progression in the work place

In April, a new cohort of adult students enrolled on to the courses based at our Adult Learning Centre on Moseley Road. The short courses will prepare new learners to join our popular English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course, which begins each September. Joseph Chamberlain students will also have the opportunity to join educational trips, such as to the Black Country Living Museum.

Classes are twice a week from 29th April to 24th May and the second round will run from 3rd to 28th June.

Enrolment is still open to those aged 19 or over without any formal qualifications.

Call Nasir on 01214404663 for more information.

Midlands Engine Project Brief