Adult and family learning in Kensington and Chelsea

Important information about Adult Learning: COVID-19

Due to the developing situation with the Coronavirus (Covid-19), there will be some disruption to the Adult Learning services. Please contact your learning provider directly to check about the delivery of your course as the situation develops. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

We have a wide range of learning opportunities available for adults (aged 19+). We work with local education and community learning providers to deliver high quality learning for residents in local venues across the borough.

This guide provides information about the curriculum offer and delivery partners for adult learning provision in the borough. 

Adult Learning Services

Our current partners are:

Action Disability Kensington and ChelseaADKC Centre
Whitstable House
Silchester Road
W10 6SB

Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea delivers courses for people with physical and/or sensory impairments.

The ClementJames Centre95 Sirdar Road
W11 4EQ

The ClementJames Centre delivers functional skills courses, an introduction to the digital world, and employment support information.

Hammersmith Community Gardens AssociationContact: Katie Shaw, Operations Manager

Hammersmith Community Gardens Association delivers courses focused on wellbeing including walking, cooking, gardening, nature illustration and family learning linked to horticulture.

Kensington and Chelsea CollegeKensington Centre
Wornington Road
W10 5QQ

Chelsea Centre
Hortensia Road
SW10 0QS

Kensington and Chelsea College delivers vocational courses providing a bridge into mainstream college provision. For example; ESOL and English provision leading to Levels 1 and 2 functional skills, returning to maths study and a wide range of creative arts courses.

Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve delivers a range of vocational courses including employability skills.

Nova New Opportunities2 Thorpe Close
W10 5XL

Nova New Opportunities delivers courses in: 

  • English
  • basic digital skills
  • office skills (ICT)
  • budgeting and managing money
  • skills in the community
  • family learning workshops centred around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, arts and Mathmatics).

Open AgeSecond Half Centre
St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Exmoor Street
W10 6DX

New Horizons
Guinness Trust Estate
Cadogan Street

Open Age delivers course for people aged 50+: focusing on social interaction, wellbeing and maintenance delivering a range of courses to support digital skills development, art courses, creative writing, budgeting, current affairs and drama.

Westway Trust 1 Thorpe Close
W10 5XL

Westway Trust delivers courses for ESOL provision at a range of levels from pre-entry to Level 1 and getting to know your community.

Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)

WEA delivers courses to re-engage those who haven’t been in learning for a while: start your own business; health programmes and beginners ICT (search for courses delivered in Kensington and Chelsea).

Writerz and Scribez

An introduction to poetry courses for those with chaotic backgrounds.

See also:

Training courses