Ofsted Good Provider

In our recent OFSTED inspection we were graded Good.

Over 2,000 students a year come to our courses making positive changes in their lives by gaining qualifications, getting jobs, becoming volunteers and doing more learning.

“The Wirral Lifelong Learning Services response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been speedy, thorough and effective” Matrix report 2020.

“Staff commitment to the individual needs and well-being of learners, and to service and council priorities, was evident throughout the Review, with many examples of highly innovative and responsive developments. The support they provide is much appreciated by learners, who commented repeatedly on how helpful staff had been in relation to their learning and personal issues”. Matrix report 2020.

“The course has built my confidence and self-esteem. My family are really proud that I'm taking up floristry, and how it has helped my confidence.” S attended a 10 week floristry course in 2020/21

“The quality courses at Wirral Lifelong Learning offer a fantastic opportunity to learn and also improve your personal circumstances.” R attended Level 1 Teaching Assistant course in 2020/21

“The tutors at Lifelong Learning are great, they support you to attend a course which is the right level for you.” D & A attended and Open Awards Level 1 Gardening for Employment & Volunteering in 2020.

“It is one of the best things that I have ever done. I absolutely loved it. I have so much more to learn but I am enthused and engaged to take things further.” L attended the Introduction to BSL for Work & Volunteering course in 2021

“The tutors at Lifelong Learning put adults at ease even when the subject is difficult. The service delivers good quality education to adults. Learning is fun and stretches me to do something new. I intend to carry on learning and challenging myself.” E attended a Safeguarding course in 2020.

“The courses are giving me everyday life skills. I never used to be confident to speak in a group before, and now I can ask questions in my class. I recommend Lifelong Learning to all my friends.” ‘A’ attended an Improve your English course and IT support group in 2021.

“My classmates are very friendly, the teacher is very good, and I have learned more and more English - it helps me so much. The teacher is very clever, she teaches us in a way that is easy to understand.” ‘T’ did an Ascentis Entry Level 3 ESOL qualification in 2020.

"Staff create a positive and inclusive learning environment in which learners are nurtured, feel safe and have respect for each other and their tutors".  OFSTED, February 2018.

"Experienced and competent tutors have high expectations of learners and plan exciting and thought-provoking activities". OFSTED, February 2018.

"Learners enjoy learning. They develop good and useful practical skills that help them progress". OFSTED, February 2018.

"Courses improve the life chances of learners from the most disadvantaged communities". OFSTED, February 2018.

“These sewing courses are ideal for me. They’re in the day, just the right length and put on at ideal times for me to sort out my childminding and arrange my shift pattern”. 'A' did a Level 1 Open Awards in Sewing Skills.