Who we are?

We are the ‘Wirral Lifelong Learning Service’ Wirral Council’s Adult Learning Service. We offer courses for adults (19+) in venues across Wirral.
Our primary aim is to help adults with few, low or no qualifications back into the job market, through improving your confidence, your belief in your own ability to learn and adapt, and the skills prospective employers are constantly looking for.
We offer a range of high quality and affordable qualification based and community learning courses. We also offer shorter workshop sessions (2 - 3 hours) to introduce subjects. If you’ve studied with us before, you’ll know how friendly and supportive all of our staff are in meeting your needs. We are proud of our reputation.

How do I enrol or book on to a course?

To book a place:
– Call our Learner Communications Team on 0151 630 3486 to enquire about course or workshop vacancies, request a Course Information leaflet, ask questions, or to book a place. If you can’t speak to a member of the team, leave your name and number and we’ll call you back as soon as possible.
– Or you can email [email protected]

What do I need to bring on the first session?

You will need a pen, notebook and a folder. You will be asked to develop a small learning folder to keep handouts and other notes as the course develops. This will will help you keep things in order and make sure you don’t lose anything and will be evidence of your progression and achievement.
Other than this, all you will need is proof of benefit (if you are eligible for the fee remission). If there is anything else - your tutor will discuss this with you in the first session. But we make every effort to make our courses as user friendly and cost effective as possible.


How much do the courses cost?

Many of our courses are free to everyone, but some have a fee:
5 weeks - £28.25
10 weeks- £56.50
10 weeks qualification course- £71.50
For courses with a fee, if you are on an income based benefit you are entitled to pay a reduced cost: 
5 weeks - £5
10 weeks - £10
You will simply need to provide proof of benefit to your tutor, when you enrol.
In some instances, you can pay on the enrolment session or first session you attend. Please call 0151 630 3486 to confirm this is available for your course - or use the number below to pay by phone.
– You can pay course fees online at wirral.gov.uk/lifelonglearning
and click on the ‘Course Fee Payments’ link, or you can call
0151 606 2020 to pay Wirral Council using a debit or credit card.
– Fees should be paid by week 2 of a course.