Adult learners celebrate GCSE success

It wasn't just the borough's young people who were celebrating success in their GCSE results recently.

Adult learners from Oldham Council's Lifelong Learning Service have also received their English and Mathematics GCSE results, with the latest cohort returning to learning for a range of reasons.

Councillor Shaid Mushtaq, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “We’d like to congratulate these learners on receiving their GCSE English and maths certificates.

“Our Lifelong Learning team work hard to help our residents and we’re sure the results will lead on to more positive outcomes in the learners’ lives. It’s never too late to return to learning, and an added bonus is these programmes are free.

“So whether it’s for a sense of achievement, looking for a change of career, personal or professional development or improving your chances of finding employment we’d encourage to get in touch and find out more.

The Lifelong Learning Service - graded Outstanding in its last Ofsted report - runs a wide range of subjects, programmes, qualifications, levels and short courses that are available for residents aged 19 and above. 

They can help improve confidence, support health and well-being or provide opportunities to develop a new skill or interest.

The service enrols around 10,000 learners each year and has an overall qualification achievement rate of 94 per cent, with 98 per cent of learners saying they are likely to recommend it.

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