Adult education courses

We provide part-time day and evening courses in several subjects at centres across Newham.Our courses are for anyone aged over 16.
Adult education class

Part time courses

We offer a wide range of adult education courses including childcare, beauty, arts and crafts, languages and cookery.
When you sign up to a course we will assess your skills to make sure we put you in the correct class. We also offer extra help if you have a learning difficulty.
You can find details of all the part time courses we offer on the Newham Adult Learning Service website.

You can also contact your local adult education centre for information:

Manor Park, East Ham and Green Street area

Little Ilford Learning Zone
1a Rectory Road
Manor Park
E12 6ET
Tel: 020 8522 5770

Forest Gate and Stratford area

Forest Gate Learning Zone
1 Woodford Road
Forest Gate
E7 0DH
Tel: 020 8257 4680


Beckton and North Woolwich area

Beckton Globe
1 Kingsford Way
E6 5JQ
Tel: 020 8430 4041

Canning Town, Custom House and Plaistow area

Gainsborough Learning Centre
1 Hamilton Road
West Ham
E15 3AE
Tel: 020 3373 1290

Online courses

If you are short of time or cannot commit to a weekly course, instead try an online course at a time that suits you. You could soon be learning a new language, accounting skills or how to use the latest computer software - all for free.

To register, all you need is access to the internet and a Newham library card.

Go to the Library resources available online page to find out more about the online courses and how to register.


English and maths

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes for all abilities; from complete beginners to confident speakers.

We can prepare you for exams in speaking, listening, reading and writing, from pre-entry to level two. And if you would like to improve your spoken English while you learn another skill, we offer:
  • ESOL with IT
  • ESOL for dressmaking
  • ESOL for employability
  • ESOL for childcare.

For more information about our ESOL courses, call us on 020 3373 0755 or email Newham Adult Learning.

English and maths courses

We offer basic courses in reading, writing and maths to help you with everyday life or to find a job. The courses will also help you to progress to our more advanced functional skills courses.

If you enjoy reading, or ever wanted to write your own poem, play, novel or short story, you can try our fun and relaxed 'Writing for Fun' and 'Reading for Pleasure' courses.

For more information about English and maths courses, call us on 020 3373 8254 or email Newham Adult Learning.


Debden House weekend residential courses

Debden House in Epping Forest offers a wide range of courses including:
  • quilting
  • papercrafts
  • bridal make-up
  • summer fashion jewellery making
  • art and mosaic classes
  • literature, theatre and creative writing.
Visit the Debden House website for a full list of residential courses and details of how to book your place.
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Contact us

  • Newham Adult Learning Service
    London Borough of Newham
    Newham Dockside
    1000 Dockside Road
    E16 2QU

    020 3373 7443

    Email us