Southwark Council's adult and family learning and skills service-working with Southwark people to create a fairer future for all.
Places are available on courses starting or continuing after half term including -
- Lampshade Making
- Picture Framing
- Food Safety in Catering
- Introduction to Health and Social Care
- Zumba Fitness for Beginners
- Pilates for Beginners
- Art and Crafts for Families
- and more!
View our spring term adult learning course guide for details of these and many other courses or call 020 7358 2100 for further information.
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
February half term - free family learning
Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 February 2014 - 1-3.30pm at Thomas Calton Centre
Wednesday 19 February 11.30am - 2pm at Rye Oak Childrens Centre
Come and join us this half term for Creative Creatures - a chance for children of all ages and their parents, grandparents and carers to learn something new together!
Pottery, animation, healthy eating, creative writing, woodwork, photography and crafts!
Call now to book your free place on 020 7358 2100, for more information contact email@example.com
Saturday courses - 1 and 8 March 2014
Come and enjoy our March Saturday courses in woodcarving, interior design, lampshade making, sewing skills for beginners, pattern making for beginners, life drawing, clay jewellery, Family Zumba®, Family Printing, Painting and Pottery, Food Safety in Catering and Customer Service Welcome Host.
Further information is in our course guide, call 020 7358 2100 to book or pop in to Thomas Calton Centre.
Free youth employment and skills training
Are you 16 to 18 years old and looking for your next step in education, training or employment? Sign up now for free youth employment and skills training courses and you could gain a qualification.
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, the concessionary fee for new learners is £1.55 per hour and the cost recovery fee for learners enrolling on a second or subsequent courses is £5.50 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
From 2012/13 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