Lambeth Adult Learning Overview

Use this guide to find information on education and training opportunities for people over 19 years old. 

Adult courses in Lambeth

If you want to learn a new skill, gain a qualification to boost your job or promotion prospects, meet people, learn something for fun or improve your wellbeing, you will find a course that interests you at Lambeth Adult Learning.

Courses vary from vocational qualifications and improving your English, maths and computer skills, to managing your money, art, health, media, business and counselling.

Where learning centres are open and delivering classes face-to-face, you will see a range of added protection measures in place such as social distancing, additional hygiene and screens.

See below to find out more about what courses available across Lambeth and online.

Our Course providers

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and Photofusion

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and Photofusion work together to offer adult learning provision in the visual arts in Lambeth.  198 Contemporary Arts and Learning offers artistic space, education and a place for enterprise.  Photofusion specialises in training, support and career progression in photography, covering analogue, digital and the moving image.

Courses are being delivered online and at 198 Railton Rd, London SE24 0JT and International House, 6 Canterbury Crescent SW9 7QD.

Courses available now: 

Creative art and media through The Factory Production House with options in Video, Art & Design and Photography.

City College Stratford

City College Stratford works in partnership to offer a wide range of functional skills, ICT and vocational learning. It is based in Stratford but delivers learning across Lambeth.

Courses are being delivered online.

Courses available now: 

Basic Computing

ICT

Functional Skills English

Functional Skills Maths

Foundervine

Foundervine delivers entrepreneurship training programmes open to residents and businesses based in Lambeth. Programmes include business training, expert support and coaching to support early-stage businesses.

Some courses are being delivered online and others will include sessions at WeWork, 10 York Road, South Bank, SE1 7ND.

Courses available now:

How to Make Money From Youtube (online)

Build a website in 5 weeks (online)

Starting a Business 101 (online)

Building a Social Enterprise (online

Finding work in the digital age (online and at WeWork)

How to Launch a career in tech (online and at WeWork)

Get Set UK

Get Set UK helps unemployed people upskill, train and find employment. 

Courses are being delivered online and at 2nd floor Quadrant House, 250 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5RD

Courses available now:

Mental Health First Aid (online)

Fast Track to Employability

Foundation IT

IT Level 1 and Level 2  

High Trees

High Trees runs an exciting variety of free courses, including Functional Skills ICT, English and Maths, ESOL classes, vocational courses, Family Learning, Art and Wellbeing and Community Organising courses. The offer of accredited and non-accredited courses ranges from basic skills that can help with employment or build skills for everyday life, to specialised accredited courses that can provide routes into new areas (such as housing, community action or education). Courses are run in a supportive environment to provide learners with the best guidance about opportunities for volunteering, accessing further or higher education and training and your next steps.

High Trees is the leading partner in “A Place For All’, a Lambeth based partnership project of three local charities (High Trees, IRMO and Baytree Centre), working together to support socially and economically excluded residents in Lambeth.

This year due to the renovations taking place on the main learning centre, the team are based at the Community Education & Training Hub in 56a Cherry Close, SW2 2EZ and are available Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.

Courses are being delivered from the High Trees Community Education and Training Hub and the High Trees Adventure Playground, as well as in multiple other venues in Lambeth, including children’s centres and libraries.

Visit the website www.high-trees.org to book an initial assessment. If you’re unable to book online, please text, WhatsApp or call 07377232347 or email the team at courses@high-trees.org. Staff speak English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Courses available now:

Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT

ICT for Beginners

Everyday Maths

ESOL & Active Citizenship from Entry 1 to Entry 3

Mandala Mosaic

I am not naughty I have autism

Art of Confident Speaking

Award in Information, Advice and Guidance

Community Organising

Get Ready for Online Interviews

Africology

Iconic Steps

Iconic Steps delivers courses to help get young people up to age 35 into employment in the media industry.  Following the course, learners can join our Alumni Programme and access ongoing support and opportunities to gain employment with our media partners such as Disney, ITV and See Saw Films.

Courses are being delivered in community venues (details to be confirmed) across Lambeth.

Courses available now:

Mindfulness, Screenwriting and The Media 

Resilience, Entrepreneurship and Media (from January 2022)

Commercial Filmmaking (from April 2022)

Event Management and Digital Marketing (from May 2022)

MI Skills Development Centre

MI Skills Development Centre (MISDC) is a voluntary organisation providing education, training, advice and support to disadvantaged individuals and community groups. It’s mission is to transform lives through learning that improves the long-term career, employability and health of learners and the sustainability of small and medium businesses.  

MISDC delivers a wide range of accredited courses in English, ICT, Maths, Education & Training, Health & Social Care, Childcare and Employability from Entry Level to Level 2, and non-accredited courses in Active Citizenship, Digital Skills, Skills for Work and Pre-Employment Coaching. 

Some courses are being delivered online and some will include classes at MI Skills Development Centre, 19 Wilshaw Street, Lambeth SE14 6TN.

Courses available now:

Functional Skills Maths

Functional Skills ICT

ESOL Reading and Writing

Back to Work support as part of the Response to Redundancy programme for Lambeth residents including vocational options in Childcare, Health and Social Care Work, Principles of Dementia Care, Safe Handling of Medication and Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools.

Morley College in the Community

Morley College delivers a wide range of accredited and non-accredited courses across Lambeth in partnership with organisations such as schools, children’s centres, sheltered schemes, residents’ associations, mental health support organisations and homelessness charities. 

Courses are being delivered at Morley College Stockwell Centre, 1 Studley Rd, London, SW4 6RA.

Courses available now: 

English for Working with Children in Nurseries and Schools

ESOL in your community

ESOL for Active Citizenship

Level 1 Occupational Studies for Office and Admin

Money Matters

Ripe Learning

Ripe Learning delivers a range of training programmes including Functional Skills English, ESOL, Digital Literacy and youth engagement programmes involving radio and video production activities.

Courses are being delivered online and learners will have access to laptops to help them join classes.

Courses available now:

Motiv8

Digital My Way

Functional Skills English

ESOL

Digital Skills

Thames Reach

Thames Reach provides support for people facing homelessness to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. The charity also manages services including street outreach, frontline hostels, day services, specialist supported housing and employment and skills schemes.

Courses are being delivered online and at a variety of venues in Stockwell, Clapham, Vauxhall and Camberwell.

Courses available now (for Thames Reach residents):

i-Reach digital literacy

Literacy

Volunteer Progression

The Ascension Agency

The Ascension Agency specialises in creative industry preparatory courses in Art, Media and Publishing. Its range of innovative programmes encourage self-discovery, confidence, resilience and self-care, facilitated through creative expression and opportunities to work as part of a production team. Key areas covered include Film/TV, Graphic Design, Enterprise, employment skills and education, leading to experiences in the creative industries, cultural arts, education, employment, enterprise and active citizenship. 
Courses are being delivered online and at Ascension Rooms, International House, Canterbury Crescent, London SW9 7QD.

Courses available now:  
The Foundation – Building Futures (Pre-Kickstart)

The Big Create 2022 

Level Up - Empowered Enterprise

Preparing to Work in the Film Industry 

Arts Award - Bronze

Arts Award - Silver

Training Associates (Bestland Solutions Ltd)

Training Associates (Bestland Training) delivers in-work qualifications to Lambeth employees through a Progress at Work programme to help low-paid staff working for Lambeth-based health and social care providers to improve their skills and qualifications. The courses are completely free to both employers and staff members and are excellent for supporting staff retention.

Employees can access free accredited training courses in Dementia, Diabetes, Medication, End of Life, Mental Health Awareness, Autism and Common Health Conditions as well as Maths and English qualifications aimed at upskilling and career development.

Courses are being delivered online with individual follow-up support.

Twin Employment

Twin Employment delivers in-work qualifications to Lambeth hospitality, retail and education employees through Progress at Work programmes which help low-paid staff improve their skills and qualifications. Eligible staff must earn below the London Living Wage.

Twin also delivers a range of  other courses and qualifications including Pre-Employment Training for Lambeth residents.

Courses are being delivered online and in-person.

Courses available now for low-paid employees:

Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry (Level 1)

Basic food preparation and cooking (Level 1)

Preparing to Work in a School (Level 1 NCFE)

Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children and young peoples settings

ESOL for Work at Entry Level 3 – Reading, Speaking & Listening, and Writing

Digital Skills

Courses available now for Lambeth residents:

English at Entry Level 1, 2 and 3

Maths at Entry Levels 2 and 3

Digital Essentials

Digital Skills

Digital Skills for Work

ESOL for Reading, Speaking & Listening, and Writing

Environment Works

Coding

Get Involved

Unity Works

Unity Works is a specialist organisation delivering courses for adults with Learning Disabilities in Lambeth. It offers a range of employment and wellbeing related courses for adults with Learning Disabilities.

Courses are being delivered online.

Courses available now:

My Career

Being The Best Me

Social Media Safety

WLM St Luke’s Hub

West London Mission (St Luke’s Hub) provides support to people affected by homelessness, poverty and trauma.

Courses are being delivered online and at St Luke’s, 25a Wincott Street, Kennington, London SE11 4NT

Courses available now:

Money Champions

Money Matters

Scam busters

Get Connected

Family Online Safety