Lambeth Adult Learning centres are now closed due to the coronavirus. This means that there will be no face-to-face lessons for now and for the immediate future. We are working hard to make sure that all Lambeth residents can get advice about accessing courses and we will be looking at how we can deliver learning online and remotely. We are writing to every learner, tutor and volunteer to explain what we are doing to provide support until the crisis is over.

To get more information, please contact us at adultlearning@lambeth.gov.uk or contact your local learning provider using the contact details below (Section 2. Adult Courses in Lambeth) We understand that this is a very uncertain time for all, but we want to reassure you that we are here to support you.

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.

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These learning programmes are funded and quality assured by Lambeth Council’s Adult Learning Service. We receive funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA) co-funded by the European Social Fund where appropriate.

Lambeth Adult Learning was inspected by Ofsted on 29th to 30th October 2019 and achieved ‘good’ across all criteria.

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1. Lambeth adult learning

Lambeth Adult Learning is part of Lambeth Council’s Sustainable Growth and Opportunity Directorate. Learning programmes are delivered on behalf of the council by three subcontracted providers at over 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. There is also in-work provision supporting those in the workplace to progress.

The service’s aim is to widen participation in learning and promote social inclusion. Lambeth Adult Learning enrols about 4,500 part-time learners each year, all aged over 19. About 72% of learning programmes are non-accredited, with 28% leading to a qualification. Lambeth is ranked as the 22nd most deprived borough in England and unemployment in the borough is 5.4% compared to the national average of 4.7%.

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, are looking for a career change or want to join one of our in-work programmes, we can help you find the course for you.

You can contact us about your training needs by using the following methods:

Telephone: 020 7926 3304 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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, to getting to grips with managing your money, art, health, fitness, media, business and counselling.

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3. Adult Learning policies, fees and charges