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.

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

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

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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 five 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.

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 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
Email: kthorpe@lambeth.gov.uk

Family learning courses for parents, carers and other family members working with their children and learning together. Courses include family literacy or numeracy, family language (ESOL), family art, give your child the best start in nursery or reception, e-safety for parents, introduction to volunteering and robot wars for dads and children.

High Trees

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

A range of courses including personal development/wellbeing, ESOL, ICT and Africology as well as community organising and development. Opportunities to explore and develop new careers in housing.

MI ComputSolutions

MI Skills Development Centre
The Queen
47a Bellefields Road, Brixton
Telephone: 020 7501 6450
Web: www.micomputsolutions.co.uk

A range of accredited and non-accredited courses in computer basics and digital literacy, English, maths, employability, ESOL, retail, health and social care, hospitality and business start-up.

Morley College

Centre for Community Learning and Engagement (CCLE)
61 Westminster Bridge Road,
Waterloo, London. SE1 7HT
Telephone: 020 7450 1929
Email: community@morleycollege.ac.uk
Web: www.morleycollege.ac.uk

Locations across Lambeth, at community centres, hostels, sheltered schemes, schools and children’s centres, as well as on site at the college.

Courses include employability, confidence for work, office and reception skills, working with children, health and social care, English, ESOL, maths, ICT, sewing, intro to beauty, mentoring, arts, crafts, dance and exercise. Student champions training, community interpreting, peer mentoring, volunteering, assertiveness and handling conflict, organising community sports events, cyber safety and start your own enterprise.


8 Tooting Bec Gardens, Streatham, London
SW16 1RB
Telephone: 020 8696 0943
Email: info@spires.org.uk
Web: www.spires.org.uk
Support for homeless, disadvantaged and unemployed people. Courses include basic computer skills, English, ESOL and budgeting your benefits. Improve your wellbeing through music, yoga and gardening. Confidence building, peer mentoring and volunteering training with work placements.

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

3. Adult Learning policies, fees and charges


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