Lambeth Adult Learning Overview

Use this guide to find information on education and training opportunities for people over 19 years old. 

Adult courses in Lambeth

If you want to learn a new skill, gain a qualification to boost your job or promotion prospects, meet people, learn something for fun or improve your wellbeing, you will find a course that interests you at Lambeth Adult Learning.

Courses vary from vocational qualifications and improving your English, maths and computer skills, to managing your money, art, health, media, business and counselling.

See our course providers and what courses are available across Lambeth and online.

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and Photofusion

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and Photofusion work together to offer adult learning provision in the visual arts in Lambeth.  198 Contemporary Arts and Learning offers artistic space, education and a place for enterprise.  Photofusion specialises in training, support and career progression in photography, covering analogue, digital and the moving image.

Courses are delivered online and at 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT and International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent SW9 7QD.

Courses available now: 

  • Creative art and media through The Factory Production House with options in Video, Art & Design and Photography

City College Stratford

City College Stratford works in partnership to offer a wide range of functional skills, ICT and vocational learning.

Courses are being delivered online and at Warwick House, Overton Road, Brixton SW9 7JP.

Courses available now: 

  • Maths from Entry Level 1 to Level 2
  • ICT at Entry Levels 2 and 3
  • English from Entry Level 1 to Level 2
  • Basic Computing


Foundervine delivers entrepreneurship training programmes open to residents and businesses based in Lambeth. Programmes include business training, expert support and coaching to support early-stage businesses.

Courses are delivered online and at We Work, 10 York Rd, SE1 7ND.

Courses available now:

  • How to make money from social media

Get Set UK

Get Set UK helps unemployed people upskill, train and find employment. 

Courses are delivered online and at 2nd floor Quadrant House, 250 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5RD

Courses available now:

  • Essential Digital Skills at Entry and Level 1
  • Foundation in IT
  • Climate Change and Environmental Awareness
  • Mental Health First Aid

High Trees

High Trees runs an exciting variety of free courses, including Functional Skills ICT, English and Maths, ESOL classes, vocational courses, Family Learning, Art and Wellbeing and Community Organising courses. The offer of accredited and non-accredited courses ranges from basic skills that can help with employment or build skills for everyday life, to specialised accredited courses that can provide routes into new areas (such as housing, community action or education). Courses are run in a supportive environment to provide learners with the best guidance about opportunities for volunteering, accessing further or higher education and training and your next steps.

High Trees is the leading partner in “A Place For All’, a Lambeth based partnership project of three local charities (High Trees, IRMO and Baytree Centre), working together to support socially and economically excluded residents in Lambeth.

Courses are delivered in a variety of venues - please see timetable for more details.

Visit the website to book an initial assessment. If you’re unable to book online, please text, WhatsApp or call 07377 232347 or email the team at Staff speak English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Courses available now:

  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT
  • ESOL & Active Citizenship, Beginners and Improvers
  • Computers for Everyday Life
  • Family Learning ESOL
  • Pre-Employment Training
  • Food Hygiene
  • Family Wellbeing – Mosaics
  • Essential Digital Skills
  • ESOL Reading & Writing
  • Preparing for English Functional Skills
  • The Art of Confident Speaking
  • Yoga
  • Intro to Maths
  • Intro to Stress Management

Iconic Steps

Iconic Steps delivers courses to help get young people up to age 35 into employment in the media industry.  Following the course, learners can join our Alumni Programme and access ongoing support and opportunities to gain employment with our media partners such as Disney, ITV and See Saw Films.

Please check timetable for course venues.

Courses available now:

  • Screen writing

MI Skills Development Centre (MISDC)

MI Skills Development Centre (MISDC) is a voluntary organisation providing education, training, advice and support to disadvantaged individuals and community groups. It’s mission is to transform lives through learning that improves the long-term career, employability and health of learners and the sustainability of small and medium businesses.  

MISDC delivers a wide range of accredited courses in English, ICT, Maths, Education & Training, Health & Social Care, Childcare and Employability from Entry Level to Level 2, and non-accredited courses in Active Citizenship, Digital Skills, Skills for Work and Pre-Employment Training. 

Courses are delivered at MI Skills Development Centre, 47a Bellefields Road, Brixton SW9 9UH.

Courses available now:

  • Conversation Club
  • Introduction to Care
  • Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT
  • Essential Digital Skills
  • Health & Social Care Level 3
  • Reading Club
  • Number Club
  • Get Connected

Back to work support in Health & Social Care as part of the Good Work for All programme for Lambeth residents.

Morley College in the Community

Morley College delivers a wide range of accredited and non-accredited courses across Lambeth in partnership with organisations such as schools, children’s centres, sheltered schemes, residents’ associations, mental health support organisations and homelessness charities. 

Courses are delivered at Morley College Stockwell Centre, 1 Studley Rd, London, SW4 6RA and a variety of community venues. Please see timetable for details.

Courses available now:

  • Gardening for Wellbeing
  • Sewing
  • Level 1 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistant)
  • Level 1 Award in Reception and Customer Service Skills
  • Level 1 Award in Working with Children
  • Singing for Wellbeing: VIP Singers (for the visually impaired)
  • Singing for Wellbeing: London Stroke Choir (for stoke survivors)
  • ESOL for Parents in local Children’s Centres
  • Computer courses for beginners
  • ESOL Entry Level 1 to Level 1 (Saturdays)
  • ESOL for new readers and writers (second language speakers)
  • English for new readers and writers (native English speakers)

Ripe Learning

Ripe Learning delivers a range of training programmes including Functional Skills English, ESOL, Digital Literacy and youth engagement programmes involving radio and video production activities.

Courses are delivered at Rosendale Community Centre, Rosendale Road, SE24 9DR .

Courses available now:

  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1 & 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 1 & 2
  • ESOL Entry Level 1, 2 & 3, Level 1
  • Digital Skills Entry Level 3 & Level 1
  • Talking Together (Pre-Entry ESOL)
  • Digital My Way (Digital Literacy)
  • Skills for Work (Pre-Employment Training)

Thames Reach

Thames Reach provides support for people facing homelessness to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. The charity also manages services including street outreach, frontline hostels, day services, specialist supported housing and employment and skills schemes.

Courses are delivered at Employment Academy, Peckham Road, Southwark SE5 8UA and Brixton Shelter, Brixton Hill SW2 1QN

Courses available now (for Thames Reach residents):

  • Introduction to Devices and Tablets
  • Digital Skills for Life
  • Digital Skills for Work
  • Functional Literacy
  • ESOL for Life - beginners

The Ascension Agency

The Ascension Agency specialises in creative industry preparatory courses in Art, Media and Publishing. Its range of innovative programmes encourage self-discovery, confidence, resilience and self-care, facilitated through creative expression and opportunities to work as part of a production team. Key areas covered include Film/TV, Graphic Design, Enterprise, employment skills and education, leading to experiences in the creative industries, cultural arts, education, employment, enterprise and active citizenship. 

Courses are delivered online and at Ascension Rooms, International House, Canterbury Crescent, London SW9 7QD.


Courses available now:  

  • Level Up - Empowered Enterprise
  • Preparing to Work in the Creative Industries 
  • W.A.R.R.I.O.R
  • The BIG Create
  • Award in Mentoring