We provide education and training opportunities, for people over 19-years-old, to help you learn new things and gain the skills you need to get a job.

Lambeth Adult Learning was inspected by Ofsted on 6 to 9 October 2015 and achieved ‘good’ across all criteria.

European Social Fund logo Skills Funding Agency logo logo These learning programmes are funded and quality assured by Lambeth Council’s Adult Learning Service. We receive funding from the Skills Funding Agency, co-funded by the European Social Fund where appropriate.

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1. Lambeth adult learning

Lambeth Adult Learning is part of Lambeth Council’s Children, Adults and Health Directorate. Learning programmes are delivered on behalf of the council by eight subcontracted providers at 130 different venues across the borough. Provision is targeted at those new to learning, with no or low levels of qualifications, and those furthest from the job market.

The service’s aim is to widen participation in learning and promote social inclusion. Lambeth Adult Learning attracts over 5,500 part-time learners each year, all aged over 19. Over 80% of learning programmes are non-accredited, with 20% leading to a qualification. Lambeth is ranked as the 14th most deprived borough in England and unemployment in the borough is 6.6% compared to the national average of 6%.

Ofsted inspectors noted that ‘Managers ensure the most disadvantaged learners are effectively engaged and supported.
Learners make good progress, often from low starting points; they achieve their goals well and many progress into further learning and employment’. Congratulations to the Lambeth Adult Learning team and all our partners.

Whether you're a lone parent, need support with English language skills, have been out of work for a long time or are looking for a career change, we can help you find the course for you.

Call us on 020 7926 9605 to talk to someone about your needs.

2. Adult courses in Lambeth

If you want to learn a new skill, gain a qualification to boost your job prospects, meet people, learn something for fun or get over an illness you will find a course that interests you.

Courses vary from improving your writing and computer skills and getting to grips with managing your money to art, health, fitness, media, business and counselling.

Family Learning

At Schools, Nurseries, Children’s Centres and Community venues across Lambeth.

Telephone: 07834 106 703

Family Learning courses for parents, carers and other family members working with their children and learning together. Courses include, Parent Champions, Developing Confidence for Working with Children, Family Maths, Literacy, Language and Communication, Family Cooking, Family Animation and Photography, Esafety and Family Stories for Audio CD.

High Trees

St Martin’s Learning Centre 220 Upper Tulse Hill, SW2 2NS Telephone: 020 8671 3132 Email: courses@high-trees.org Web: www.high-trees.org Twitter: @HighTreesCDT

A range of courses with quality advice and guidance to help you get involved in your local community, into work and onto further opportunities. Courses cover Personal Development and Wellbeing; Basic Skills - ESOL/English, ICT; Community Involvement and Vocational, accredited courses in Community Development, Retail, Adult Social Care, Hospitality and Catering and Functional Skills ICT Entry 3 and Level 1.


Locations across Lambeth Telephone 020 8671 2402 Email: judi@independance.co.uk Web: www.independance.co.uk

Hip Hop and Street Dance training, including Disability, Gentle Exercise and African Dance Classes. Courses for disadvantaged women and young people, plus the opportunity to gain a NCFE and CYQ qualifications.

MI ComputSolutions

MI Skills Development Centre The Queen 47a Bellefields Road, Brixton. London SW9 9UH Telephone: 020 7501 6450 Email:info@micomputsolutions.co.uk Web: www.micomputsolutions.co.uk

We provide wide range of accredited and non-accredited courses in Computer Basics and Digital Literacy, English, Maths, Employability, ESOL, Retail, Customer Service, Financial Literacy, Business Administration, Childcare, Health and Social Care, Business Startup and Health and Safety at Work. We also help our learners to secure work placements, jobs, volunteering roles, Traineeship and Apprenticeship roles.

Morley College

Centre for Community Learning and Engagement (CCLE) 61 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo. SE1 7HT At community centres, hostels, sheltered schemes, schools and children’s centres across Lambeth, as well as on site at the college. Telephone: 020 7450 1929/1841 Email: community@morleycollege.ac.uk Web: www.morleycollege.ac.uk

Courses are offered for a wide range of local adults and tailored to their interests and needs. Courses include: customer service skills, childcare, community interpreting, health and social care, hospitality employability, volunteering, ICT, English, ESOL, maths, sewing, beauty and skincare, community choirs, arts, crafts, dance, exercise and many more.


8 Tooting Bec Gardens, Streatham, SW16 1RB Telephone: 020 8696 0943 Email: info@spires.org.uk Web: www.spires.org.uk

Support for homeless, disadvantaged and unemployed people. We offer courses including basic computer skills, literacy, numeracy, ESOL at different levels, volunteering courses. Wealso have a range of wellbeing courses including music, craft and yoga.

Tree Shepherd

The Brix at St. Matthews Brixton London. SW2 1JF Plus various partner locations across Lambeth Telephone: 020 3697 1538 Email: jo@treeshepherd.org.uk Web: www.treeshepherd.org.uk

Supports individuals to realise their potential, acquire entrepreneurial skills and develop a confident, connected trading community. Courses includes ‘Start Your Own Enterprise’ training courses alongside a series of masterclasses in Finance and Social Media. Content includes sales and marketing, financial planning, generating income, business skills, people management, networking, business protection and business planning. Learners are further supported by business incubation providing them with the opportunity to discuss and develop their business ideas with industry experts.

More information

For more information about courses contact one of Lambeth's learning centres direct.

You can call, email or visit their websites. A friendly member of staff at each learning centre will be able to give you a list of courses and course descriptions and will be able to advise you when and where the course takes place

3. Adult Learning policies, fees and charges