From GCSEs to health and beauty - adult learners recognised at awards ceremony
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The awards follow another successful year for all learners who have studied with the council-run service.
For the fifth year in a row there has been a 100 per cent pass rate for adults studying GCSE English and Maths with Wakefield Council’s Adult Education Service.
Coun Michael Graham, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Growth, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and everyone of our students who have passed their exams with flying colours!
“We are so proud of their achievements. They are an inspiration to the rest of us as their desire to learn has led them to make the time in their busy lives to study, alongside work or caring responsibilities.
“It’s never too late to gain new qualifications or learn new skills and it can open up new opportunities for personal growth and new careers.”
Adult learners can study for qualifications and new skills, ranging from GCSEs to digital skills, bookkeeping or health and beauty.
Moji Smith won the Pride of Wakefield award which is given to an outstanding learner who has had the biggest journey during her learning. She has been studying hairdressing.
Alongside her studies, Moji has been volunteering at a local residential care home, that supports residents with end of life care.
Joining Moji in receiving awards were Anthony Murray, winner of the Learning for Life award, and Stephanie Williams who won the Learning for Work prize.
To find out more about what the Adult Education Service offers check out their website How to join a class - Wakefield Council