Disruption to our courses due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
We've been deciding how to continue doing what we do in the best way possible.
The health and wellbeing of our learners, our staff and our partners is always our top priority. We're closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and are continuing to adapt following the guidance issued by the government and health authorities to help keep everyone as safe as possible.
We stopped all of our classroom delivery sessions in all our venues from Monday 23 March 2020. Wellington House and all of our learning centres are currently closed.
Our tutors are contacting learners directly to support their continuation of learning wherever possible. If you have any questions and need to get in touch with us, please fill in our online contact form; we'll contact you as soon as we can.
If you need support to help you secure employment during this period of closure, or if you need help to update your online Universal Credit journal, our ESF Pathways team are still available to help you. Please fill in our online contact form and we'll get back in touch with you as soon as we can.
Join adult learning
Why not join us and see why 95% of our learners would recommend us to family or friends! We can ease you back into learning with a taster class and take you right through to gaining a full qualification.
Whether you're looking to gain skills to further your career, help you to get a job, or improve your wellbeing, we've got something for everyone - adults, families, businesses and community organisations.
Take a look at all of our courses below or download our prospectus.
Improve your skills, get a qualification, or see how learning can improve your wellbeing
Take a GCSE that you didn't get in school, improve your IT skills to help you compete in the job market, or improve your wellbeing. Whatever your reason for returning to learning, we can help.
Our courses are all delivered in a supportive and friendly environment and cater for all levels from beginners through to advanced.
Before you enrol for a course you'll have an informal chat with one of our tutors so that we can advise you on the right course for you.
You can pay online for any of our courses. You might also be entitled to a reduction in course fees if you're on certain benefits.
Our learning centres are located across the borough, so there's probably a centre and a course that's within easy reach of you.
Keep your business on track with our courses for employees, some of which we can deliver on your premises.
Why choose us?
Over 95% of our adult learners say they would recommend us to family or friends.
90% of our adult skills learners achieved their qualification.
In 2017-18 our learners achieved over 1700 certificates between Entry level to Level 2.
In 2017-18 we enrolled almost 4000 learners across 17 different subject areas.