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
- telephone: 020 8960 8888
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea delivers courses for people with physical and/or sensory impairments.
- Clement James Centre
- Hammersmith Community Gardens Association
Contact: Katie Shaw, Operations Manager
- telephone: 07890 514 050
- email: email@example.com
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
- telephone: 020 7352 1336
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- website: https://www.kensingtonandchelseaforum.org.uk/clients
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
- Morley College London
- telephone: 020 7450 1889
- website: www.morleycollege.ac.uk
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
- telephone: 020 8960 2488
- email: email@example.com
- website: novanew.org.uk
Nova New Opportunities delivers courses in:
- 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
- telephone: 0208 962 5500 or 0208 962 5594
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- website: www.openage.org.uk/adult-learning-courses
Guinness Trust Estate
- telephone: 020 7590 8974
- email: email@example.com
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
- Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)
- Writerz and Scribez
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com.
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