Lewisham Council - Adult education

Adult education

You can find information on all our courses running from June 2016 to July 2017. Learning new skills can help your prospects at work and increase your employability, or perhaps help you to prepare for a change of career.


Enrolment 2016–17

The new course listing for 2016–17 will be available on Monday 20 June.

Enrolment for courses running from September 2016 onwards starts on Saturday 25 June. Brockley Rise and Grove Park Centres will be open from 9am–1pm.

All centres will then be open for enrolment from Monday 27 June at 9am.

Summer 2016 courses

There are places still available on a number of courses taking place throughout the summer. Find a summer course to suit you.

Adult Learning Lewisham Fees for 2016-17


Adult Learning Lewisham, in common with many government funded services, continues to experience funding cuts.  Despite this we have held our prices for learners at the same rate for the past three years. 

Unfortunately, in order to protect the huge variety of courses we offer and our ability to  give extra concessionary rates to many of our learners, we are increasing the hourly charge for the 2016/17 programme.

  • For courses that have no fee (for example qualification courses in English, Maths):  then these should remain free of charge for people who are eligible.

  • For learners paying the higher fee the rate will go up from £4.50 to £5.00 per hour.  This means that a term-long, 20 hour course will increase by £10.

  • For learners paying a concessionary fee the rate will go up from £2.25 to £2.50 per hour.  This means that a term-long, 20 hour course will increase by £5.

  • For learners attending studio classes the rate will go up from £6.00 per hour to £6.50.

Even with this increase Adult Learning Lewisham remains one of the cheaper providers of courses in London and represents good value for money particularly in terms of the specialist  subjects we continue to offer.

We do understand that a price increase is never good news but hope that you will also understand that we are doing what we can to ensure the future of Adult Learning Lewisham and the subjects you enjoy studying.

​Gerald Jones
Service Manager

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We offer free internet access at our sites to everyone enrolled with us and there are computers available for learners to use in all of our centre cafes.

We also have a website for learners and tutors. Here you can communicate with your tutor and fellow learners, download resources for your course and continue your learning outside of the classroom at a time that suits you.

Adult Learning Lewisham are partly funded by the European Social Fund.


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