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.
“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.
“I would definitely recommend the course; when I started the tutor put my mind at ease and made me feel comfortable. It was a friendly and supportive environment.” ‘V’ attended an Open Awards TA and L2 in Peer Mentoring in 2020.
“I was ready to throw in the towel, but the tutor was enthusiastic and her ‘can do’ approach supported me to stick at it and gain self-belief.” ‘P’ attended an Introduction to online selling course during the Covid-19 pandemic 2020.
“The course has given me so much more confidence, I’m already starting to apply for voluntary work in schools and have registered with a number of different supply agencies". 'S' did a Level 1 Open Award Skills for Further Learning and Employability - Becoming a Teaching Assistant, 2020.
“I work in the British Heart Foundation charity shop and a few weeks ago, a deaf lady came into the shop to arrange a pickup of furniture from her dad’s house. As a result of having done the BSL course, I was able to ask her name, find the address, check what day and time she wanted it, none of which I would have been able to do if I had not done the course". 'S' did a Level 1 Open Awards Introduction to BSL, 2020.
“The course opened our eyes to what is happening in the world and what risks our children may be taking in all innocence. It has made us more vigilant when they are using their electronics... Stay Safe!”. E-safety for Foster Carers - a 4 Week course, 2019.
"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.