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Adult education 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.
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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 a pre-course assessment first. 

Accredited courses

Preparation courses

What happens at the assessment

As part of the assessment you will:

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

  • tell us if you need extra support

  • find out more about the best available course for your skills level

  • choose a classroom based or online course.

 How to book your assessment  


ESOL assessments take place from 21 September to 1 October. See dates and times for ESOL pre-course assessments.


 English assessments take place on 24 and 27 September. See dates and times for English pre-course assessments.


Maths assessments take place from 22 September to 6 October. See dates and times for maths pre-course assessments.

You can book a pre-course assessment over the phone by calling 020 8314 6677 or 020 8314 6666 or 020 8314 3300  from Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm. You can also email your contact details to adultlearning@lewisham.gov.uk and we will call you to make an appointment.

What you need to bring to Community ESOL and ESOL assessments

So we can check your eligibility for reduced fees and to complete your enrolment, you need to bring the following documents to your appointment

  • evidence of your identity
  • evidence of benefits claimed in the last three months

Find out what evidence we accept.

COVID-19 safety measures

  • we have reduced the number of bookings per session
  • we will take photos of your document as evidence of eligibility
  • if you are feeling unwell and have COVID-19 related symptoms please do not come to  the centre.

How to complete your enrolment

Once you have completed a pre-course assessment, you are ready to enrol on a course.

Find out how to enrol on adult education courses.