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English courses

See our free English courses for adults from beginner up to GCSE level
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.

Why study English

Due to COVID-19 we will offer both classroom and online courses until further notice.  Find out what you need to take an online course.

Studying English can help you to:

  • improve your reading, writing and speaking skills

  • feel more confident

  • get a qualification 

  • enter further education, training or employment.

Why study with us

  • You can progress to further training or employment by gaining a Functional Skills or GCSE qualification.

  • You’ll have access to excellent resources and technology.

  • You’ll be supported by qualified specialist tutors who are committed to your progress and development.

  • You'll have access to additional support classes to improve your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.

What courses we offer

 ALL GCSE and Functional Skills exams will take place in the summer term of 2022.

How to enrol

Before you enrol, you need to complete a pre-course assessment (PCA) where we will:

  • assess your skill level
  • discuss your goals
  • recommend the right course for you.

Pre-course assessments take place throughout the year. We will publish dates when they are available.

Pre-course assessments for courses starting in January 2022

GCSE courses are now full. the next intake will be September 2022.

Pre-course assessments for courses up to Level 1 take place on the following dates:-

Date Time   Location  
 10 December 10am-12pm, 1-3pm  Granville Park Centre
 15 December 1-3pm, 6-8pm  Brockley Rise Centre

You can book a pre-course assessment over the phone by calling 020 8314 3300,  Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm. You can also email your contact details to adultlearning@lewisham.gov.uk and we will call you to make an appointment.