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Education and training

Education is a great way to learn something new, meet people, acquire work skills or just to have an active retirement.

  • Build up your skills

    Brushing up on skills is not only important for your career, it’s an ideal way to discover your untapped potential.
  • Classes and courses

    From evening classes and degree courses to informal group learning, we look at the options for learning in later life.
  • Higher education and training

    It's never too late to learn. The majority of universities and colleges welcome mature students.
  • University of the Third Age (U3A)

    The University of the Third Age gives you the chance to learn new skills without the pressure of qualifications.
  • IT Training

    Age UK computer training courses explain things clearly in plain English to help you get online.

Befriending services

We combat loneliness through our befriending services, where a volunteer befriender provides companionship to an older person.

Find out how to get involved

Sir Naim Dangoor

We are grateful for the generous support of the late Sir Naim Dangoor, CBE, and the Exilarch's Foundation.

For more information call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602.
We’re open 8am to 7pm, every day of the year.

Please help us be there for older people in need

By donating today, you could help us answer more calls to our advice line, campaign harder for older people’s rights and fair treatment and provide regular friendship calls to people who are desperately lonely.

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