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 Skills Funding Agency, 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's Directorate. Learning programmes are delivered on behalf of the council by seven subcontracted providers at 125 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 about 5,000 part-time learners each year, all aged over 19. About 78% of learning programmes are non-accredited, with 22% leading to a qualification. Lambeth is ranked as the 22nd most deprived borough in England and unemployment in the borough is 6.5% compared to the national average of 5.1%.

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 helping your child with reading, helping your child with maths, family language, digital photography and bookmaking, family IT, Parent Champions training programme, family enterprise and family cookery.

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 Twitter: @HighTreesCDT

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


Studio B 130 Brixton Hill, London. SW2 1RS Telephone 020 8671 2402 Email: info@independance.co.uk Web: www.studioblondon.co.uk

Hip hop dance training courses for adults and for people with disabilities, with opportunities to gain a specialist qualification to teach dance and exercise to music.

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

A range of accredited and non-accredited courses in Computer Basics and Digital Literacy, English, Maths, Employability, ESOL, Retail, Customer Service and Health and Social Care.

Morley College

Centre for Community Learning and Engagement (CCLE) 61 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London. SE1 7HT Telephone: 020 7450 1929/1841 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, customer service, confidence for work, office and reception skills, working with children, health and social care, sewing, intro to beauty, ICT, mentoring, English, ESOL, maths, arts, crafts, dance and exercise.


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, conversation classes and creative writing. Improve your wellbeing through music, yoga and volunteering training with placements.

Tree Shepherd

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

Start Your Own Enterprise courses and Business Masterclasses which help learners with everything they need to put a basic business plan in place, including sales and marketing, finance, presentation skills, people management, networking, and all the nuts and bolts of registering a business. 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


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