The accomplishments of adult learners were celebrated at an awards ceremony, marking another successful year for all those who have pursued studies with our service.

For the fifth consecutive year, there has been a 100% pass rate for adults undertaking GCSE English and Maths through our Adult Education Service.

Council Michael Graham, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Growth, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and every one of our students who have passed their exams with flying colours!

“We are so proud of their achievements. They are an inspiration to the rest of us as their desire to learn has led them to make the time in their busy lives to study, alongside work or caring responsibilities.

“It’s never too late to gain new qualifications or learn new skills and it can open up new opportunities for personal growth and new careers.”

Adult learners have the opportunity to pursue qualifications and acquire new skills, ranging from GCSEs to digital proficiency, bookkeeping, or expertise in health and beauty. The awards, presented annually, are nominated by staff and tutors.

Moji Smith received the prestigious Pride of Wakefield award, bestowed upon an exceptional learner who has undertaken the most remarkable journey in their learning. She has been immersed in the field of hairdressing.

In tandem with her studies, Moji has devoted her time to volunteering at a local residential care home, offering support to residents requiring end-of-life care.

Joining Moji in receiving accolades were Anthony Murray, recipient of the Learning for Life award, and Stephanie Williams, who secured the Learning for Work prize.

For those keen on discovering what the Adult Education Service can offer, please visit their website. Details on how to join a class can be found on the Wakefield Council website,class%20%E2%80%93%20Wakefield%20Council