Success For St Helens Council’s Adult And Community Learning service

A recent assessment by an international quality standard assessor has resulted in St Helens Council’s Adult and Community Learning Service being awarded a top accreditation for the second time in four years.

In October, assessors from Matrix – the quality standard for organisations that deliver Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) sessions – found this type of practice in St Helens to have resulted in learners successfully achieving personal goals through a number of classes which can aid them get back into work and education.

This has led to the service receiving Quality Standard for Information, Advice and Guidance status – an accolade the service also received in 2014.

Welcoming the news, St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Libraries and Leisure Services, Councillor Sue Murphy, said: “This award is a great testimony to the excellent work that our Adult and Community Learning team do in helping so many people overcome personal obstacles in order to gain qualifications.

“Those who are unsure which route to take or don’t feel ready to enrol on a longer course needn’t worry, because short confidence building and personal skills courses – as well as a variety of vocational taster courses – are also available to help you to take that first step in the direction of an exciting future.”

If you would like to gain employment or change your career, you might be interested in these courses:

Introduction to Working with Children

Wednesday 15 November, 9:30am-12:30pm: United Reformed Church, St Helens

Digital Skills for Work

Wednesday 15 November, 1:00pm-3:30pm: United Reformed Church, St Helens

Introduction to Working in Care

Monday 20 November, 9:30am-12:30pm,: United Reformed Church, St Helens

Work Ready Workshops

Monday 27 November, 9:30am -4.30pm: United Reformed Church, St Helens

If you are interested in any of the courses above or would like information on other courses on offer, contact ACL’s Park Road Centre by calling 01744 677315/01744 677328, or email

More information is also available on the service’s website , Facebook and Twitter


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