List of Adult Education Colleges in London

If you're looking to gain some extra qualifications, or even a degree, you could consider attending one of the adult education colleges in London. Adult education colleges specialise in providing education to mature students; their courses are normally delivered intensively or on a part time basis to allow students to continue their normal job whilst study and all course content is designed for adult students.

Adult learning colleges in London offer a variety of courses at different levels. Some may offer degree qualifications or provide you with a qualification to go into higher education if you desire. You could study:

  • Entry level certificates, which include foundation skills, functional skills in maths and English or ESOL certificates for English as a Second Language (ESL) students.
  • Level 1 qualifications, which are GCSEs grades D - 6, OCR nationals, key skills at level 1, foundation pathways of NVQ level 1 qualifications.
  • Level 2 qualifications which include GCSEs A* - C, BTEC awards and NVQ Level 2 qualifications.
  • Level 3 qualifications which are equivalent in A-Levels, including the Access to Higher Education Diploma which enables you to attend a degree course at university upon completion of the course (the Access course takes 1 years as opposed to 2 years of normal A-Level studies).
  • Level 4, which are certificates of higher education or NVQs at Level 4.
  • Level 5, Higher National Certificates of Diplomas or professional BTEC awards (this also includes NVQs at Level 5).
  • Level 6 includes bachelor degrees, graduate certificates or professional graduate certificates in education (only studied at higher education institution).
  • Level 7 qualifications which can only be studied at a university and include master degrees/post graduate degrees.
  • Level 8 qualifications, or doctoral degrees which are the highest level qualification available.

For Level 4 and above qualifications you will need to have A-Levels in most cases but can study at adult education colleges in London to obtain each level of qualification and work you way up to the desired education level. Some adult education colleges in London are:

  • City Lit: 1-10 Keeley Street, City of London, Greater London WC2B 4BA, 020 7831 7831 - citylit.ac.uk
  • Adult Learning and Skills Service - Hammersmith and Fulham: Macbeth Street, London W6 9JJ, 0845 839 7912 - hfals.co.uk
  • Lambeth Adult Learning: 1-5 Acre Lane, London SW2 5TB, 020 8355 5200
  • Community Learning: 23-25 North Birkbeck Road, London E11 4JF, 020 8988 0555 - walthamforestclass.gov.uk
  • Morley College: 61 Westminster Bridge Road, City of London SE1 7HT, 020 7450 1889 - morleycollege.ac.uk
  • Home Learning College: 221-241 Beckenham Road, Beckenham BR3 4UF, 020 8676 6011 - homelearningcollege.com

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