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Adult education pre-course assessments

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

Find out if you need to do a pre-course assessment

If you want to take one of the courses below, you need to come to an assessment first. Click on a course to see the assessment dates and times.

Our pre-course assessments will be open for booking from 24 June for English and maths, and from 15 July for ESOL.

Accredited courses

Preparation courses

What happens at the assessment

The pre-course assessment can last up to two hours. At the interview, you will:

  • do a skills assessment

  • tell us about your past achievements and long-term goals

  • find out more about the course

  • find out where and when the courses run

  • tell us if you need extra support.

How to book your assessment

1. You can book a pre-course assessment in person by visiting one of our three adult education centres, or over the phone by calling 020 8314 6959 from Monday to Thursday, 10am-4pm.

2. You need to bring proof of identity with you if you book an appointment in person. If you book an assessment over the phone, you need to bring proof of identity to your pre-course assessment interview. We accept:

  • passport

  • driving licence

  • national ID card

  • birth or adoption certificate

  • National Insurance card

  • credit or debit card

  • recent utility bill or bank statement

3. Choose the date and time of your pre-course assessment.

4. We will give you an appointment confirmation setting out the date, time and location of your assessment.

After your assessment

  • We will tell you your skills level at the end of the assessment.

  • We will give you a referral form that confirms the course you can enrol on.

  • You can enrol on your course straight away or at a later date.

How to enrol

  • Visit one of our adult education centres. 

  • Give your referral form to reception.

  • If you are applying for concessionary fees, you need to bring evidence showing that you are eligible.