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News, activities and events


Look out for our additions to our existing programme.  January and February sees the fresh new starts of the current offer - which provides great opportunities for new learners to start.  To complement this programme we have a new range of tasters and short courses to inspire new hobbies and interests.

These include, Photography, Drawing & Painting, Millinery, bespoke Creative Writing workshops and opportunities to come and try a new language.

Please check the course finder for all updates.

What to look out for in Spring and Summer

Festival of Learning - large offer of exciting free sessions, taking place in inspiring locations across Medway - throughout June

Dickens Festival 2017 - 9th-11th June


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Over the past 10 months we have developed a number of apprenticeship offers which will help employers to meet the training needs of the new trainees. For further details visit our Apprenticeship page

Support for those seeking employment

If you have been made redundant recently or are at risk of redundancy in the near future, we can support you with courses especially designed to get you back into work as soon as possible. For further details visit our Employability page.

If you are already out of work and feeling discouraged by the shortage of opportunities, a brush up on your skills would enable you to be more successful at getting interviews, see our intensive programme to get you started on the pathway to success.

Skills training for those in work

The workplace these days is a rapidly changing environment and it pays to maintain your skills and gain qualifications you always wish you’d had. Our Skills for Work programme offers a wide range of work-related training from short courses through to NVQs and other qualifications. For further details visit our Qualifications and skills for work page.

If you need GCSE English or maths to take your training options forward into higher education or other professional avenues please, visit our GCSE page for further information. GCSEs in English and maths are free to those who have not yet achieved above a D grade in these subjects.

Course Finder directory

Use course finder to either search for courses available or check the times, dates and locations of courses you’re interested in. You can also read, download or print off course information sheets for more in-depth information about the courses you’re interested in.

Improving access to learning

Medway Adult Education is committed to equal opportunities, changing attitudes and behaviour and improving access to learning opportunities and the levels of achievement of all groups, individuals and communities.

Find out more about:

Medway Adult Education - working in partnership with the Skills Funding Agency and Young People's Learning Agency.