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Your adult education journey

A step-by-step guide to your adult education journey.
  1. Choose a course

    View all of our adult education courses.

    If you have difficulty accessing the internet at home, you can at our centres. We are happy to print out any of the information you need. There is also free internet access in Lewisham libraries.

  2. Get assessed

    If you want to do a course that leads to a qualification or may need extra support, we will invite you in for a pre-course assessment. You will meet subject specialists, your level will be assessed and we will advise you on next steps.

  3. Get support

    When you enrol, we will inform you if you are entitled to any further concessions or funding for the cost of your course.

    For certain courses, we may be able to offer extra support with English or ICT skills. Your tutor will be able to give you more information on the additional support available.

  4. Start your course

    At your first lesson, you will be given information about how we can support and advise you. You will also be shown how to access ALL Moodle, our online learning portal.

  5. Plan your goals

    Your tutor will work with you to develop your learning plan, think about what you want to achieve, and what your next steps might be.

    Further one-to-one support will be available if needed.

  6. Get involved

    We have learner forums every term where members of the Senior Management Team make themselves available to listen and respond to your concerns.

    You can email us at any time at adultlearning@lewisham.gov.uk.

  7. Move into work

    If you are learning with us while seeking work, you can enrol on a free six-week course to help with your job search. Ask at any of our centres for more details.

  8. Celebrate

    There will be opportunities to celebrate achievement and success with your fellow learners. You will also have opportunities to showcase the work you have produced.

  9. What next?

    Your tutor will give you advice on appropriate next steps when working on your learning plan and at the end of the course. We may recommend another course with us or signpost you to another provider.

  10. Share your success

    We will contact you a few months after your course has finished to see how you are getting on.