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Welcome to Wakefield Adult and Community Education Services


Mission Statement

To work with its partners to create a culture in which learning is sought and valued; high standards of achievement become the norm; and where education promotes individual and community development and contributes to Wakefield`s regeneration.

About us

ACES - Aims and Objectives

The Adult and Community Education Service works with community partners, schools and employers to provide a wide range of part-time learning opportunities.

There is a strong programme of life-enriching learning activities, which take place in day and evening centres.

The ethos of the service is an inclusive one in which efforts are made to ensure equality of access and success.

Facilities available

  • Where there is an identified need Additonal Learner Support (ALS), can be provided to support learners to succeed.
  • Eligible learners can access 16-18 bursary monies to support them to achieve.
  • Coffee bar/cafe facilities are available at most venues.
  • Childcare facilities are also available at some centres.

Additional support

See above

Learner success

Important Statistics (all ages)       2010-11        2011-12         2012-13

Enrolments                                        13717            12042            10070

Learners on Full Level 2 courses        576                341                583

Learners on Full Level 3 courses        306                143                104

Retention                                             90%               91%               92%

Achievement                                        90%               92%               92% 

Success                                               81%               84%               84%

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Wakefield Adult and Community Education Services through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 24 September 2014
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