Southwark Council's adult and family learning and skills service-working with local people to create a fairer future for all.
Please call 020 7358 2100 for more information on courses in 2015/16.
Enrol now for spring 2016 - places still available on many courses
Please see here for spring term updates to our 2015/16 course guide.
New learners can enrol now for our spring term courses which include:
Childcare beginners/level 1
Literacy and functional skills in English - entry 1 to Level 2
ESOL - pre-entry to Level 2
Numeracy and functional skills in mathematics - entry 1 to Level 2
Still Life Drawing and Painting
Modelling in Clay
Pilates (beginners/general and improvers)
Tap Dance (beginners and improvers)
Garment making (beginners and improvers)
African Dress Making
Upholstery for Beginners
Furnish Your Home
Customer Service (for learners on active benefits)
Food Safety in Catering (for learners on active benefits)
Saturday courses 27 February and 5 March 2016
Saturday courses on offer in the spring term include-
NEW! Introduction to acoustic guitar
Experiment with ceramic glazes,
Sewing skills for beginners,
Pattern making for beginners,
Fashion design and illustration
Sculptural wood carving,
Marathon life drawing,
Family Fun with Food.
Please call 020 7358 2100 for details of spring term weekend courses and how to enrol or call in to Thomas Calton Centre.
Summer term 2015 - new learners can enrol at any time. In 2015/16 we are also holding enrolment weeks one week prior to the start of each term.
• Summer term enrolment week: 18 April 2016 to 22 April 2016
This will give you the opportunity to meet curriculum staff who can give you advice and accept you onto your chosen course - you can attend during the days and times for the course that you have chosen.
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.
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.
Enrolment is possible during office hours outside term time and additionally on Monday or Wednesday evenings during term time. View our current adult learning course guide for details, call 020 7358 2100 or drop in to Thomas Calton Centre.
Free family learning spring term 2016
Free activities for families include -
- ESOL for parents
- NEW! Family music jam
- Family woodwork
- Family pottery
- Help your child with ICT
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 courses at Southwark adult learning, based at Thomas Calton Centre, Alpha Street (on the corner of Choumert Road), Peckham, SE15 4NX.
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 customer services, childcare, food safety in catering and more.
View our current adult learning course guide (including family learning) now.
Whether you’re interested in improving your maths skills or dress making there is something for everyone to experience at Southwark’s adult learning classes.
Your choice for local adult and family learning.
- 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
"Learners' success is good, both on courses for qualifications and on
those for social and personal development" Ofsted, 2012
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 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 new learners not receiving active means tested benefits is £3.90 per hour and the concessionary fee for new learners is £1.75 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
Learners who meet certain criteria will not have to pay any fees for some courses. These are:
Those studying basic skills literacy and numeracy courses and family learning programmes
Those who are on active benefits or wider offer to the unemployed will not have to pay any fees to study ESOL, vocational qualification courses, full level 2 qualification courses or other level 2 courses
For learners who are not on active benefits or wider offer to the unemployed, those aged 19 to 23 (but who are not on active benefits) who are studying vocational qualification courses, their first full level 2 qualification course (excluding ESOL) will not have to pay any fees
People receiving the following benefits are eligible for a concessionary rate:
Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or
Employment and Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group (ESA WRAG)
Council tax benefit
Working tax credit
Unwaged dependent on one of the above
Learners aged 60 and over are only 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:
- Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, Kingswood Estate, SE21 8QR
- Peckham Rye Tabernacle, 55a Nigel Road, Peckham, SE15 4NP
- Dulwich Library 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB
- St Matthew's Centre, Meadow Row, SE1 6PQ
- John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, SE1 1JA