Jump to navigation. The open day at Whatley Avenue will give learners the chance to preview some of the many courses on offer including business start-up skills, photography and languages and to have a chat with tutors at MAE about finding the right course for them. MAE gives residents the chance to learn for fun, to get qualifications or to take on challenges. It provides people of all ages and educational backgrounds with the opportunity to learn new skills both in their careers and personal lives. Learning a new skill can boost your CV, enhance your education, along with giving support to help you start your own business. A brand new prospectus is available for people to see all courses in detail.
A-levels aren't the only option if you are looking for a route to university. In fact, the difference could be as much as extra UCAS points. BTECs are the equivalent of three A-levels and can get you into university.
The council is to review the adult education service, including "alternative options" to deliver it, as part of a full review of all council services. A statement from the council says: "While the council is fully committed to adult education and a continued service in the borough, reductions in Government funding means the council will now need to look at alternative options to deliver the service. The final budget will be agreed at the annual budget meeting in March, with the council Cabinet pledging that children's services and social care for older people will have a lower level of cuts. The budget process and timetable was discussed at a Cabinet meeting on Monday October 20 , and the council's scrutiny panels will later look in details at all options for savings.