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Adult learning

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Southwark Council's adult and family learning and skills service - working with local people to create a fairer future for all.  

'Southwark adult learning service plays an important role in the local authority's vision of a fairer future for all residents. Managers, partners and tutors care passionately about their learners and take pride in their achievements.' Ofsted, 2016

Our course guide for 2017-18 is now available! Enrol now!

You can view the course guide and download an enrolment form here.

 Courses for 2017-18 include    

  • NEW! Flowetics - a dance exercise class combining dance styles from cotemporary to jazz and ballet alongside strengthening and toning exercises and stretch and relaxation
  • Pilates, Zumba®Fitness, Tap Dance for beginners,  Fitness for Healthy Seniors
  • Art and Pottery
  • Woodworking, upholstery and interiors
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Family learning
  • Local history and creative writing
  • Food Safety in Catering 
  • Employment skills
  • Basic skills

Take a look at our choice of free fitness and dance taster sessions or come along to our new free Still Life art taster session on Tuesday 12th September 10am-1pm.  

View our current adult learning course guide for details of these and all our courses, call 020 7358 2100 for information on how to enrol or drop in at Thomas Calton Centre Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or Monday and Wednesday evenings 6pm to 8.30pm during term time and open house week. Proof of identity and evidence of entitlement to any concessionary fee are required when you enrol.

Please call Thomas Calton Centre on 020 7358 2100 or email adult.learning@southwark.gov.uk  for details of courses starting from September 2017.

 

View our current adult learning course guide for details of our courses, call 020 7358 2100 for information on how to enrol or drop in at Thomas Calton Centre Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or Monday and Wednesday evenings 6pm to 8.30pm during term time and open house week. Proof of identity and evidence of entitlement to any concessionary fee are required when you enrol.

Choose from a wide variety of classes, both day and evening, including classes that develop practical skills like woodwork, lampshade making, fitness and dance, fashion and pottery as well as employability and confidence building classes, CV writing, help with English speaking and writing, basic maths and literacy skills. Gain a City and Guilds, OCR, or other qualifications in childcare, food safety in catering and more.

 

Childcare courses: advice, guidance and enrolment

To enrol on childcare courses you will need to attend one of our childcare open days where you will receive advice, guidance and a skills check.

Please call 020 7358 2100 for details of future open days and to book an appointment.

 

Basic skills consultations

ESOL - Monday 10am-12pm and 1-2.30pm

English and maths - Wednesday - 1-2.30pm.

These take place all year round - please call 020 7358 2100 to make an appointment.

Whether you’re interested in improving your maths skills or dress making there is something for everyone at Southwark Adult Learning.

View our current adult learning course guide for details of our courses, call 020 7358 2100 for information on how to enrol or drop in at Thomas Calton Centre Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or Monday and Wednesday evenings 6pm to 8pm during term time. Proof of identity and benefits are required when you enrol.

Enrol now for courses at Southwark adult learning, based at Thomas Calton Centre, Alpha Street (on the corner of Choumert Road), Peckham, SE15 4NX.

View our current adult learning course guide (including family learning) now.

Your choice for local adult and family learning.

Courses include 

  • Employment skills
  • Basic skills
  • Art, craft and ceramics
  • Woodworking, upholstery and interiors
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Health, fitness and dance
  • Family learning
  • Local history and creative writing

View our current adult learning course guide for full details of our family learning courses and many other courses, call 020 7358 2100 for further information or come along to Thomas Calton Centre and sign up Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and Monday and Wednesday evenings till 8pm during term time.

Enrol now for our Southwark adult learning courses

Call 020 7358 2100 for more information on courses. Proof of identity and benefits are required when you enrol.

Enrolment times are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6pm to 8pm (term time only).

Fees

Fees for each course are shown in the course listings of the adult learning course guide. Course fees, exam fees and materials fees are due on enrolment.

The standard fee for learners not receiving a means tested benefit is £4.00 per hour. The concessionary fee for learners on a means-tested benefit is £2.00 per hour. All students (except those on basic skills and family learning classes) pay an annual non-refundable registration fee of £5.

No cost to learner (full fee remission)

For 2017/18 the following groups of learners are eligible for full fee remission. This means these learners will be fully funded by the Skills Funding Agency and will not have to pay any fees for some courses.

  • Those studying basic skills literacy and numeracy courses and family learning programmes
  • Those in receipt of active or unemployment benefits will not have to pay any fees to studyESOL, vocational qualification courses, full level 2 qualification courses or other level 2 courses. 
  • Learners who are not on active benefits or unemployment benefits who are aged 19 to 23 and are studying vocational qualification courses, their first full level 2 qualification course (excluding ESOL) will not have to pay any fees for those courses

People receiving the following benefits are eligible for a concessionary rate: 

Active benefits

  • Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Employment and Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group (ESA WRAG)
  • Universal credit (UC)

Other means tested benefits

  • Council tax benefit
  • Housing benefit
  • Income support
  • Working tax credit
  • Pension credit guarantee
  • Contribution-based ESA (non WRAG)
  • Unwaged dependent on one of the above

    Retired learners whose only source of income is the state pension are eligible for a concessionary fee if they are also receiving one of the benefits listed above. Please bring proof of benefit or entitlement with you when you enrol. We can not accept freedom travel passes as proof of eligibility.

    Where to learn

    • Thomas Calton Centre, Alpha Street, Peckham, SE15 4NX - see map below:

     

    • Some courses are delivered at other locations around the borough. Please see course listings in the course guide for details.

    Supply-chain fees and charges policy for delivery partners.

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Adult Learning

Address: Adult Learning Service, Thomas Calton Centre, Alpha Street, London SE15 4NX

Tel: 020 7358 2100

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PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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