Adult Education

At High Trees we run a variety of free courses for adults, including English, Maths, ICT, ESOL, Art and Wellbeing and Community Organising courses.

Our offer of accredited and non-accredited courses range from basic skills that can help with employment or building skills for everyday life, to specialised accredited courses that can provide routes into new areas (such as housing, community action or education).

Our provision is delivered across all High Trees venues, this includes the High Trees Hub, the Scout’s Hut and the Tulse Hill Adventure Playground, as well as across multiple other venues in Lambeth, including children’s centres and libraries.

If you are interested in a course that is not on the list or if you are unsure of what course or level suits your needs, our Adult Education and Training team are here to help you with identifying the most suitable course.

Available Courses

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English Functional Skills Level tbc

September 16, 2024

Course details

This course runs on Monday 9.30am – 3pm from 16th September to 2nd December at High Trees Hub. Upon successful completion, you will gain the NCFE Entry level Functional Skills Qualification in English.

By the end of this course, you will be able to demonstrate the ability, at an appropriate level, to read, write speak, listen and communicate in English and you will also be able to apply this knowledge and these skills within specific situations.

 

English Functional Skills Entry 2

September 17, 2024

Course details

This course runs on Tuesday 9.30am – 3pm from 17th September to 3rd December at High Trees Hub. Upon successful completion, you will gain the NCFE Entry level Functional Skills Qualification in English.

By the end of this course, you will be able to demonstrate the ability, at an appropriate level, to read, write speak, listen and communicate in English and you will also be able to apply this knowledge and these skills within specific situations.

 

ESOL Learn & Play

September 17, 2024

Course details

Do you have a child/children aged 0 to 5?

Come along to our FREE Play sessions on Tuesdays, where you can learn English and meet other Parents!

We have many fun activities planned for you and your child, inside and in the garden!

Tuesdays 10am-12pm- Drop in sessions at the Tulse Hill Adventure Playground, SW2 2EY

English Functional Skills Entry 3

September 18, 2024

Course details

This course runs on Wednesday 9.30am – 3pm from 18th September to 4th December at High Trees Hub. Upon successful completion, you will gain the NCFE Entry level Functional Skills Qualification in English.

By the end of this course, you will be able to demonstrate the ability, at an appropriate level, to read, write speak, listen and communicate in English and you will also be able to apply this knowledge and these skills within specific situations.

Maths Functional Skills Entry level

September 19, 2024

Course details

Learn how to use Maths in everyday life and gain a qualification in the field!

This accredited course will run on Thursday 10am – 3.30pm from 19th September to 5th December at the High Trees Hub. Upon successful completion, you will gain the NCFE Entry level Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics.

All participants will get access to teaching online resources and the opportunity of 1:1 sessions. We are able to accommodate learners who are unable to attend for the whole duration of the class and we will work with you to support you to learn in a friendly and supportive environment. This course is funded by Lambeth Adult Learning and is open to all London residents aged 19 +.

ESOL Conversation Club

September 20, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language? Do you want to improve your speaking and communication skills? Our fun, free Conversation Club sessions are open to all learners enrolled on our ESOL classes and are ideal for those who want to gain additional skills in English and improve their confidence in speaking.

Sessions run every Friday from 10am to 12pm from 20th September -to 6th December at the Scout Hut in Tulse Hill, SW2 3PX.

Digital Skills for Work at Entry 3

September 23, 2024

Course details

Our accredited Digital Skills for Work courses are designed for learners who want to learn practical, transferable skills in ICT in order to work confidently, effectively and independently in life and achieve a qualification.

This course runs on Monday 10am – 3pm from 23rd September to 18th November at High Trees Hub. By completing the course, you will demonstrate that you have mastered the use of ICT in everyday life and will make you more attractive to employers. The course will cover – email and file management – presenting information in the correct format – designing professional looking posters – using Excel to make calculations and design charts – maintaining a secure network – taking into account relevance, bias and copyright when using information. 

 

ESOL Entry 2 part 2

September 23, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language? Join our FREE ESOL course to improve your English reading, writing & speaking and listening skills!

This ESOL course runs every Monday 10am – 1pm from 23rd September to 2nd December at the Scout Hut in Tulse Hill SW2 3PX. All learners will get access to teaching resources and the opportunity of 1:1 sessions with their teacher.

 

Computers for Everyday life at Entry 1

September 24, 2024

Course details

This course runs on Tuesday 10am – 2.30pm from 24th September to 3th December at High Trees Hub.

Do you want to develop your IT skills to be confident to work in an administrative role and make yourself more attractive to employers?  You will cover – email and file management – presenting information in the correct format – designing professional looking posters – using Excel to make calculations – maintaining a secure network – taking into account relevance, bias and copyright when using information. 

ESOL at Jubilee Children’s Centre

September 24, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language? Do you want to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing to have the confidence to get more involved in your local community? This is the course for you! This course runs on Tuesday 9.30am-11.30am from 24th September to 10th December at Jubilee Children’s Centre, in Tulse Hill SW2 2JE

  • Free on-site crèche facilities are available whilst you are studying
  • All children under 5 years old are welcome, however, some children’s centres may be restricted to 6 months and above
  • Please be aware that crèche spaces are limited and we may have to restrict the place to one child per learner

ESOL E2 part 2

September 24, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language?

Join our FREE ESOL course to improve your English reading, writing & speaking and listening skills!

The course will run on Tuesdays 10am-1pm from 24th September to 3rd December at the Scout hut SW2 3PX.

ESOL at Benton’s lane Children Centre

September 24, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language?

Join our FREE ESOL course to improve your English reading, writing & speaking and listening skills!

The course will run on Tuesday 1pm-3pm from 24th September to 10th December at the Benton’s lane Children Centre at 18 Benton’s Lane SE27 9UD

ESOL at Hitherfield Children’s Centre

September 25, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language and are you a parent of a child aged 0 to 5? Do you want to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing to have the confidence to get more involved in your local community? This is the course for you! This course runs on Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am from 25th September to 11th December at Hitherfield Children’s Centre, SW16 2JQ. 

  • Free on-site crèche facilities are available whilst you are studying
  • All children under 5 years old are welcome, however, some children’s centres may be restricted to 6 months and above
  • Please be aware that crèche spaces are limited and we may have to restrict the place to one child per learner

Digital Skills for Work at Level 1

September 25, 2024

Course details

This course runs on Wednesday 10am – 3pm from 25th September to 13th November at High Trees Hub.

By completing the course, you will demonstrate that you have mastered the use of ICT in everyday life and will make you more attractive to employers.  This course will cover – email and file management – presenting information in the correct format – designing professional looking posters/presentations - using Excel to make calculations, design charts and graphs - maintaining a secure network – taking into account relevance, bias and copyright when using information. 

ESOL Entry 2 part 1

September 25, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language? Have you studied with us before and want to progress onto a more advanced course? Our FREE ESOL courses are designed to improve your English reading, writing & speaking and listening skills!

This ESOL course runs every Wednesday 1pm – 3pm from the 25th September to 4th December at the Scout Hut in Tulse Hill SW2 3PX. Our ESOL courses are fun, engaging and accessible!

All learners will get access to teaching resources and the opportunity of 1:1 support with their teacher.

ESOL Pre-Entry

September 25, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language? Join our FREE ESOL course to improve your English reading, writing & speaking and listening skills!

This ESOL course runs every Wednesday 10am – 12pm from 25th September to 4th December at the Scout Hut in Tulse Hill SW2 3PX. This is an Entry Level class, so perfect if this is the first time you are studying with us. Our ESOL courses are fun, engaging and accessible! All learners will get access to teaching resources and the opportunity of 1:1 support with their teacher.

 

Computers for Everyday life at Entry 2

September 26, 2024

Course details

This course runs on Thursday 10am – 2.30pm starting on 26th September to 5th December at the High Trees Hub.

Do you want to develop your IT skills to be confident to work in an administrative role and make yourself more attractive to employers?  You will cover – email and file management – presenting information in the correct format – designing professional looking posters – using Excel to make calculations and design charts – maintaining a secure network – taking into account relevance, bias and copyright when using information.

ESOL Entry 1 part 2

September 26, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language? Have you studied with us before and want to progress onto a more advanced course? Our FREE ESOL courses are designed to improve your English reading, writing & speaking and listening skills!

This ESOL course runs Thursday 10am – 12pm from 26th September to 5th December at the Scout Hut in Tulse Hill SW2 3PX. Our ESOL courses are fun, engaging and accessible! All learners will get access to teaching resources and the opportunity of 1:1 sessions with their teacher.

 

 

Saturday ESOL

September 28, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language? Join our FREE ESOL course to improve your English reading, writing & speaking and listening skills!

This ESOL course runs every Saturday 11am to 1pm from 28th September to 7th December at the Scout Hut in Tulse Hill SW2 3PX.

This is an Entry Level, so perfect if this is the first time you are studying with us. Our ESOL courses are fun, engaging and accessible!

 

ESOL at Streatham Library

October 3, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language?

Join our FREE ESOL course to improve your English reading, writing & speaking and listening skills!

The course will run on Thursdays 10am – 12pm from 3rd October to 12th December at the Streatham Library – 63 Streatham High Road SW16 1PN

Mindful Mandala Mosaic

October 11, 2024

Course details

Working with patterns and colours you will learn an array of mosaic techniques to help you create your own mosaic mandala. A unique meditative mosaic class to encourage creativity and mindfulness.

This course runs every Friday 9.30am – 12pm from 11th October to 15th November.

Introduction to Community Organising

November 1, 2024

Course details

This fun, energetic course introduces you to some key skills in Community Organising. Community Organising is the work of bringing people together to take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice.   Community Organisers reach out and listen, connect and motivate people to build their collective power.

This one-session course will take place on Friday 1st November from 9.30am to 5pm at High Trees Hub. The session is designed so that everybody can take part and share their ideas and experiences and learn some practical tools and skills.

The Art of Confident Speaking

December 10, 2024

Course details

Do you want to be able to speak more confidently in public? Would you like to improve your ability to deliver presentations, succeed at interviews or contribute to meetings? Join us on this short course to unlock your potential as a public speaker! 

During this course you will:

• Reflect on barriers to speaking confidently
• Learn a range of strategies to boost your confidence
• Understand the impact of body language on your public speaking
• Practice speaking confidently to an audience

To get in touch with our Education and Training team