About our services

Welcome to the new programme of courses for the academic year 2018/19. Our adult and family learning and skills service work with people in Southwark to create a fairer future for all. We continue to provide learners with an exciting mix of learning opportunities to enjoy and achieve.

Thomas Carlton Centre

This year’s programme includes courses that:

  • lead to formal qualifications
  • help you gain job readiness skills
  • help you improve your job prospects
  • help you improve your literacy, numeracy and language skills
  • help you gain recognised qualifications
  • can lead to career change
  • help you study for your own personal development

You can develop skills in a range of arts and crafts, learn to tap dance or improve your creative writing.

Our courses

Courses take place in well-equipped studios, workshops and classrooms, in a welcoming and friendly environment. Our learners are from many different ages, backgrounds and circumstances. There are different fee levels depending on specific circumstances and we continue to provide learning at competitive rates. First courses are subsidised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (subject to eligibility).

Courses run at different times, providing opportunities to learn whether you're available in the day, in the evening or on specific Saturdays during the year.

Courses vary in length from one day to a year. There's also the option to learn together as a family with courses designed for you and your child. Family learning courses are run after school or during the school holidays.

Southwark adult learners and staff come from a rich variety of different backgrounds and circumstances. We're proud to be a centre that represents a diverse Britain where we promote the values of sharing and understanding one another whilst working and learning in a harmonious environment.

You can choose from a range of different courses to meet your needs and interests.

We look forward to meeting you and wish you every success with your learning in 2018/19.

“One of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals and communities is making certain that any individual who wants to receive a quality education can do so.” Christine Gregoire

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

Page last updated: 05 February 2019