Courses | Courses for ALDD

Courses for Adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

This term we are offering a selection of interesting and progressive courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities at Forest Gate Learning Zone centre. In addition there are creative arts and crafts Zoom courses which ALDD Learners can enjoy from the comfort of their own home.

We are enrolling for courses starting in January 2021 now!

Learners can enrol for a maximum of three classes across all Newham Adult Learning Services centres.

For more information or to book an ALDD assessment please browse the selection of courses below, select 'Enrol now', then continue to fill out the enrolment form, and one of our Business Support Officers will be in touch.

For enquires or to get help on enrolment please contact Dimple Patel, Inclusive Learning Co-ordinator:

Email: or
Tel: 0203 3373 1512


Course Delivery Method

This academic year NALS will be delivering courses in multiple ways, so that learners can choose how and when they learn. Listed beside each course is how the course will be taught:

[BLD] – These courses will be taught by our qualified Tutors direct to Learners via Zoom. Tutors may also use email to send course information or to set homework. Learners will enjoy face to face contact with the Tutor and other learners plus tutorials and independent study. Lessons times are set, but learners are able to wear comfy clothes whilst learning from the comfort of their own home!

[CBS] – Our classroom based and streamed courses are delivered within our Covid-19 secure centres, where social distancing measures have been put in place. Class sizes in the centres are small and have been developed so that learners can study at a safe distance from other learners. On some courses students will be put into groups where they attend can centre in person one session but join the class from home via Zoom the next.

[OL] – Online Learning programme – our popular online learning programme is back and is offering lots courses where learners can study at their own pace. Our programme offer this year will be creative, and thought provoking, and can help you develop a new skill. New Online Learning courses are added regularly – keep checking back for new courses!

Course Title Day Time Course Delivery Method Weeks Fee Course Code
ALDD IT
starts 15/01/2021
Fri am [BLD] 10 weeks Free Enrol now
ALDD Devise a Musical Beginners
starts 20/01/2021
Wed am [CBS] 10 weeks £100 Enrol now
ALDD Devise a Musical Intermediate
starts 20/01/2021
Wed pm [CBS] 10 weeks £100 Enrol now
ALDD Music & Movement
starts 15/01/2021
Fri am [CBS] 10 weeks £100 Enrol now
ALDD Dance and Keep Fit!
starts 19/01/2021
Tue am [CBS] 10 weeks £100 Enrol now
ALDD Musical Theatre
starts 19/01/2021
Tue am/pm [CBS] 10 weeks £100 Enrol now
ALDD Drama
starts 21/01/2021
Thu am [CBS] 10 weeks £100 Enrol now
ALDD Yoga & Meditation
starts 18/01/2021
Mon am [CBS] 10 weeks £100 Enrol now
ALDD English
starts 15/01/2021
Fri am [CBS] 10 weeks Free Enrol now
ALDD Maths
starts 15/01/2021
Fri pm [CBS] 10 weeks Free Enrol now
ALDD Hair Styling: Plaits & Pony Tails
starts 21/01/2021
Thu am [BLD] 5 weeks £50 Enrol now
ALDD 3D Arts & Crafts Drawing
starts 21/01/2021
Thu pm [BLD] 5 weeks £50 Enrol now
ALDD Hair Styling: Braids & Bands
starts 04/03/2021
Thu am [BLD] 5 weeks £50 Enrol now
ALDD 3D Arts & Crafts Making Models
starts 04/03/2021
Thu pm [BLD] 5 weeks £50 Enrol now
ALDD Acrylic Painting Basics
starts 18/01/2021
Mon am [BLD] 5 weeks £50 Enrol now
ALDD Acrylic Painting Landscapes
starts 01/03/2021
Mon am [BLD] 5 weeks £50 Enrol now

For centre information including travel options and facilities, please refer to the Venues page.