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Adult education

Our adult education courses can help develop your creativity, help you set up your own business or prepare you for the next step in your career or education.
Brockley Rise improvement works

Building improvement works will commence at the Brockley Rise centre on Thursday 18 November. We will be operating as normal and will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum. Read more about the improvement works.

Christmas opening times

Centres - Our centres will be closed from Monday 20 December 2021 until Monday 3 January 2022.

Telephone lines - The enrolment and enquiry lines will be closed from Friday 24 December 2021 until Monday 3 January 2022.

We reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022 at 9am.

We are keeping COVID-secure measures in place across our buildings to protect our staff, residents and visitors

Please continue to wear a face covering if you can and maintain social distance in our buildings. This includes our libraries, leisure centres and learning centres.

You can read the Government's current COVID-19 guidlines on its website.

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Adult Learning Lewisham COVID-19 update

To ensure the safety of learners and staff we continue to follow government guidance. Read how we are keeping our community safe.

Making our buildings more energy efficient

Read how we are making our buildings more energy efficient and keep up to date with project developments. Work will commence on 18 November 2021.

Planned improvement works at Brockley Rise Centre

Refurbishment works at the Brockley Rise Centre will start in the New Year. View the plans and keep up to date with project developments.

Adult Learning Lewisham terms and conditions

Read the terms and conditions for our adult education courses.

Online learning

We are able to offer some of our courses using online learning. Find out how to get the most out of an online course.

Your adult education journey

A step-by-step guide to your adult education journey.

Find an adult education course

You can browse our courses by subject area, or search for a class by day, time and location.

Making the right choices

We want you to make the most of your learning experience with Adult Learning Lewisham. There are various levels of study that you can choose.

Fees and funding

Find out about course fees and see if you are eligible for a discount.


After you have chosen what course you want to do, you need to enrol.

Pre-course assessments

For some courses you need to complete an assessment before you can enrol. This will help you pick the right course for your skill level.

Centre locations

Our courses happen at three adult education centres in the borough.​​

Term dates

See when our adult learning centres are open.

What our learners think about our courses

Find out what learners and Ofsted have said about our adult education courses.

Working in partnership

Adult Learning Lewisham works in partnership with schools, children’s centres, libraries and community and voluntary sector organisations to deliver adult education and skills to meet local needs.