Adult education

High Trees run an exciting variety of free courses, including functional skills ICT, English and Maths, ESOL classes, vocational courses, Family Learning, 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 build 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, which includes the High Trees Learning Centre, the Scout’s Hut and the Tulse Hill Adventure Playground, or in 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 in identifying the most suitable course for you. Please get in touch with our team at 0208 671 3132, text or call 07305 080 995 or email courses@high-trees.org.

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Available Courses

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English Functional Skills Level 1

April 15, 2024

Course details

This course runs on Monday 9.30am – 3pm from 15th April to 15th July at High Trees Hub.

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.

 

Digital Skills for Work at Entry 3

April 15, 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 15th April to 17th June 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. 

 

Digital Skills for Work at Level 1

April 16, 2024

Course details

This course runs on Tuesday 10am – 3pm from 16th April to 18th June 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. 

English Functional Skills Entry 1

April 16, 2024

Course details

This course runs on Tuesday 9.30am – 3pm from 16th April to 9th July at High Trees Hub.

This course will give you the skills to follow and understand the main points of discussion and in return give your own points of view and provide appropriate responses. You will be able to read and understand texts in different formats using techniques appropriate to the task. 

The course will also focus on the ability to plan, draft and organise writing, logically and clearly using basic grammar and verb tense with the ability to check the accuracy of work including the spelling. 

 

English Functional Skills Entry 2

April 17, 2024

Course details

This course runs on Wednesday 9.30am – 3pm from 17th April to 3rd July at High Trees Hub.

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 Conversation Club

April 19, 2024

Course details

Do you speak English as a second language? Do you want to improve your speaking and communication skills? This course is open to all learners enrolled on our ESOL classes and is ideal for those who want to gain additional skills in English and improve their confidence in speaking.

This ESOL course runs every Friday from 10am to 12pm from 19th April to 5th July at the Scout Hut in Tulse Hill SW2 3PX. Our ESOL courses are fun, engaging and accessible!

Digital Skills for Work at Entry 3

April 19, 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 Friday 10am – 3pm from 19th April to 21st June 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 1

April 22, 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 Monday 10am – 1pm from the 22nd April to 8th July 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 Entry 2 part 2

April 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 Tuesday 10am – 1pm from 23rd April to 9th July 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.

 

ESOL Entry 1 part 2

April 24, 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 Wednesday 10am – 12pm from 24th April to 3rd July 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.

 

 

ESOL Entry 1 part 2

April 24, 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 Wednesday 12.30pm-2.30pm from 24th April to 3rd July 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.

 

 

ESOL Pre-Entry

April 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 Thursday 10am – 12pm from 25th April to 4th July 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 1

May 2, 2024

Course details

This course runs on Thursday 10am – 2.30pm from 5th May to 14th March 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 Hitherfield Children’s Centre

May 8, 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 8th May to 17th July 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

ESOL at Jubilee Children’s Centre

May 21, 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 21st May to 23rd July 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

Introduction to Community Organising

May 31, 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 31st May from 9.30am to 5pm at High Trees Learning Centre. The session is designed so that everybody can take part and share their ideas and experiences and learn some practical tools and skills.

Bus Driver Pre-Employment Training

June 10, 2024

Course details

This course will provide applicants with skills to support them into a PCV Bus Driver role. To register for this course you need to:

  • A full driving licence with no drink driving convictions
  • To have been driving in the UK for one year
  • To be available to work shift patterns including unsociable hours

The Art of Confident Speaking

July 11, 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

This course will run on Thursday 11th July from 9.30am – 3pm.