You are never too old to learn new skills, and learning doesn’t always have to be focused around gaining qualifications. Students at Lifelong Learning centers range in age from school leavers to senior citizens, but most are over 18. People commonly use Adult Learning Centre’s to:
- Improve their CV’s and career prospects
- Progress at work
- Make friends with like-minded people
- Broaden their knowledge of a subject and keep their brain active
The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities. Its approach is learning for pleasure - there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained. This type of learning, in a relaxed environment, can be particularly beneficial for those who have not always enjoyed conventional education.
Many council websites also have links to local lifelong learning opportunities; check your local council's website for details. You can find details about your Local Authority's website by clicking on the GOV.UK link towards the bottom left hand side of the page.