MAE offers credit crunch support in spring

Merton residents are being encouraged to check out Merton Adult Education’s spring prospectus for a whole host of ideas to develop a new skill, beat the credit crunch and more.

The new prospectus boasts more than 300 different courses at various locations across the borough. There is also a range of new courses for people who want to understand more about the credit crunch and learn how to deal with its effects. Classes include beating the credit crunch, managing finances and budgeting for your wedding. MAE will also be hosting a special wedding event in February 2009 for people keen to make their special day memorable without getting into debt.

Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, Councillor Maurice Groves, says: “It’s never too late to start learning something new and in the current financial climate learning how to better manage one’s finances and save money can be a godsend.

“Enrolling in a course can also help people develop and improve their existing skills which may help to increase employability. Some residents will find that they are entitled to price concessions while core courses that address key skills such as English and Maths are absolutely free!”

Copies of the spring prospectus and enrolment forms are available at other times by:
Visiting the website at
Visiting the centre in person – Merton Adult Education Centre, Whatley Avenue, London SW20 9NS
Telephoning 020 8543 9292

Notes to editors:

Spring term dates are from Monday 12 January to Saturday 28 March 2009

Half term is week beginning Monday 16 February

Merton Adult Education has been offering high quality courses and qualifications for over 50 years and currently has 5000 learners on over 300 courses. The college has grown from its main site at Whatley Avenue to meet the ever-changing needs of Merton’s diverse and widespread community and now offers courses in Mitcham, Wimbledon and Morden.