The Glenfield College Adult and Community Education (GCACE) programme offers its adult community an open entry, accessible, affordable, and responsive lifelong learning programme to study in a non-intimidating and friendly environment.
In order to make these learning experiences more accessible to all (the employed, the unemployed and those who have retired), we offer courses of short duration during the daytime, evenings and weekends.
We aim to contribute to New Zealand’s social and economic development. Our courses foster interaction amongst the learners, strengthen social cohesion, introduce new learning skills and create positive attitudes towards education. Some courses enable learners to up-skill or re-skill for better employment opportunities.
We take the opportunity to encourage and promote to students the notion of engaging in more formal learning beyond our courses.
We are also responsive to community learning needs identified by local community groups and offer courses for a range of volunteer training courses and various programmes that also strengthen social cohesion such as Anger Management, Parent education, Women’s health education etc.
Our ESOL programme is the biggest on the Shore and our tutors are well qualified.