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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.  

ENROL NOW for courses starting from September 2016.

 

Places still available for autumn 2016 courses.

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 evidence of entitlement to any concessionary fee are required when you enrol.

 Courses include   

  • Food Safety in Catering 
  • Pilates, Zumba®Fitness, Tap Dance, Strengthen and Stretch, Fitness for Healthy Seniors
  • Art, craft and ceramics
  • Woodworking, upholstery and interiors
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Family learning
  • Local history and creative writing
  • Employment skills
  • Basic skills

Please call Thomas Calton Centre on 020 7358 2100 or email adult.learning@southwark.gov.uk  for details of courses starting from September 2016.

'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

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.

Throughout 2016/17 we will be having open house weeks one week prior to the start of courses.

• Spring term: 9 January 2017 to 13 January 2017

• Summer term: 18 April 2017 to 21 April 2017

These will give you the opportunity to meet curriculum staff who can give you advice and guidance. You may attend during the days and times for the course that interests you. 

 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.

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.

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 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)
    • Universal credit
    • Council tax benefit
    • Housing benefit
    • Income support
    • Working tax credit
    • Pension credit
    • Contribution-based ESA
    • 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 Centre, 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  

    Supply-chain fees and charges policy for delivery partners.

     

Concessionary fees

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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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