Adult learning

Adult learning – learn at home with online and distance learning activities

Following the lifting of restrictions, delivery partners are looking forward to welcoming you back to the classroom. We would love to see you face to face again! 

There are lots of options to support you improving your skills, developing your confidence, enjoying the company of others, having fun, gaining qualifications.

Adult learning service

Adult learning service is working to provide a wide range of provision in three broad curriculum objectives:  

  • Aspiration and employment
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Participation and citizenship

Our courses have diversified to meet the demand for more courses leading to recognised qualifications in basic and vocational skills, whilst maintaining a wide range of options for people wanting to pursue creative, leisure and wellbeing paths. We have:

  • courses to help you improve your literacy, numeracy and language abilities, many of which will lead to recognised qualifications
  • vocational courses leading to formal qualifications which can improve your prospects of finding work, or finding better work
  • courses and activities that help you develop new skills that could lead to career change, or to study for your own personal development
  • opportunities for you to develop skills in arts and crafts; dance; creative writing; reading and comprehension; budgeting and mathematics; spoken English; and technology - and to gain vocational qualifications
  • opportunities to learn about working in specific sectors such as childcare, creative arts and healthcare, and about working for yourself or setting up a business

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. 

Our current partners

To find out more about our delivery partners’ offers and to enrol please contact them directly.

Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea

 

ADKC Centre
Whitstable House
Silchester Road
London
W10 6SB

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

Clement James Centre

 

95 Sirdar Road
London
W11 4EQ

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

Hammersmith Community Gardens Association

 

Contact: 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 Forum

 

155A King's Road
London
SW3 5TX

Mindfulness workshops for the over 50s. Learn to improve your ability to pay attention and remember, by developing skills in focusing awareness on sensory stimuli in the present moment, while ignoring intrusive thoughts and inner chatter. Please call for the 2022 schedule.

Learning Curve Group

 

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

Morley College London
Kensington Centre

Wornington Road
London
W10 5QQ

Chelsea Centre

Hortensia Road
London
SW10 0QS

Morley College London’s Kensington and Chelsea centres offer a wide range of community learning courses including vocational courses that provide a bridge into formal qualifications courses, ESOL and English provision leading to levels 1 and 2 functional skills, returning to maths study and a wide range of creative arts provision.

Nova New Opportunities

 

2 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 Age

 

Second Half Centre
St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Exmoor Street
London
W10 6DX

New Horizons
Guinness Trust Estate
Cadogan Street
London
SW3 2PF

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
London
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.

Family learning courses

Family learning courses support parents and carers of pre-school and school-aged children – giving you the confidence to understand the school curriculum and develop your own skills in supporting your children’s development and learning. Some of these programmes will be for you as an adult alone, and others are for you and your children to learn together. 

For more information about family learning programmes please email: adultlearningservice@rbkc.gov.uk.

See also

Find out more about the adult learning service on  the Adult and Family Learning policies and strategies page.

 

Services that can help you find work 

Last updated: 30 May 2022