Online Adult Learning

Enrol now to one of our 80+ scheduled online adult learning courses!

You can enrol on as many courses as you like, learning at your our own pace, all from the comfort of your own home! It’s easy to enrol - just browse the subjects below and click on their enrol links to sign up.

Every Monday we will be adding more courses, so make sure you revisit this page. Courses run until 19th December 2020.

Bagmaking: Create a Man's Washbag
Create a stylish man's washbag!

Course duration: 5 hours  |  Cost: £25

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Wardrobe Make-over:
Make a Little Girl’s Dress

Course duration: 20 hours  |  Cost: £100

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Wellbeing Toolkit: Art for Relaxation
As the name suggests, this course is part of our wellbeing toolkit. It uses art in its broadest terms to support the development of an individual's wellbeing and supports the development of artist skills in the process. As we all know art can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems. Engaging in the arts can promote prevention of disease and build wellbeing. As Art is generally fun, relaxing and joyous activity, we have chosen to include art as a means of support for individuals who wish to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Course duration: 9 hours  |  Cost: £45

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An Introduction to ADHD
This introductions level course is suitable for care practitioners and family members who wish to learn more about ADHD (Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder). It provides and overview of ADHD, together with an awareness of the skills and knowledge needed to enable you to support and individual with ADHD.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Childcare: Build, Learn & Play
Build your childcare knowledge and skills as you learn through children's play.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Wellbeing Toolkit: Autism Awareness
Raise your awareness of the autistic spectrum.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Wellbeing Toolkit: Helping Young People with Anxiety
Develop an understanding of mental health/anxiety in adolescents.

Course duration: 10 hours  |  Cost: £50

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Wellbeing Toolkit: Introduction to Counselling
Gain knowledge and insight into Life Coaching.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Wellbeing Toolkit: Young People & Social Media
Social media has become a very important part of life for the young in today’s world. There are many young people who engage continuously with social media without even caring to think about what the impact might be. This course looks at the impact of social media on young people and will help demystify it for those of us who are not born in this technological age.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Wellbeing Toolkit: Young People & Substance Misuse
Young People are increasingly being exposed to drugs and drug culture at an earlier and more intense way. This course will help demystify this phenomenon.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Baking: Chocolate Cake
Bake a delicious chocolate cake - step by step instructions! Who doesn't like chocolate cake, learn how to make a moist, delious, morish favourite and become the favourite member of your family as a result!

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Cake Decorating: Introduction to Sugar Flowers
Always wondered how to make sugar flowers? Learn the basic with our fantastic tutor's hints and tips. In this course you will create roses & lilies to decorate your cakes.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Making Soup: Chicken Soup
Learn how to create heart-warming West Indian Chicken soup from scratch! Soup for the soul!

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Cake Decorating: Decorate an Occasion Cake
Learn how to decorate any occasion cake. The principles are the same, just the themes change. In this course you will learn how to decorate a baby shower cake.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Food Hygiene & Safety @ Home
Stay home. Stay safe. Learn about how to protect your family in the kitchen.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Teaching & Training: Intro to ESOL Teaching Workshop
Interested in Teaching English to adults? This is the course for you. Find out if you really are cut out to teach post 19 learners.

Course duration: 6 hours  |  Cost: £30

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Teaching & Training: Volunteering Workshop
Do you want to access volunteering opportunities? Or Just find out more about volunteering? If you have answered yes, then this is the course for you.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Access to GCSE English
Want to progress to GCSE English? Test yourself with this challenging pre-GCSE course.

Course duration: 20 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Access to GCSE English: Reading & Writing Poetry
Learn the core skills which will help you progress onto GCSE English.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Access to GCSE English: Reading Workshop 1
Learn the core skills which will help you progress onto GCSE English.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Access to GCSE English: Writing
Learn the core skills which will help you progress onto GCSE English.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Access to GCSE Maths
Want to progress to GCSE Maths? Test yourself with this challenging pre-GCSE course.

Course duration: 20 hours  |  Cost: Free

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English & Essential Digital Skills
Improve both your English skills whilst improving you digital knowledge.

Course duration: 20 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Level 2 & GCSE Workshops: Punctuation
Full stops, hyphens, commas, colons, semi-colons, question marks. The usual punctuation suspects, plus a few surprises!

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Level 2 & GCSE Workshops: Spelling
Learn different ways to improve your spelling!

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Analytical Thinking: Why is Being an Analytical Thinker Useful for Work?
This course covers stragegies for improving analytical thinking in the workplace.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Future Skills: Collaboration
Teamwork, collaboration, joined up thinking - How we can work effectively together to get the job done.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Future Skills: Communication
Employers want someone who can communicate effectively. Communication is an art, it about more than talking and hearing, its about actively listening and understanding the principles of effective verbal and non verbal communication. Learn the basics and take start taking the steps required to get that dream job.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Future Skills: Creativity
Creativity engages the mind. Creativity frees the mind in a way that enables a person to absorb knowledge more easily. It makes processing learning more efficient. Creativity enables alternative ways of thinking. It unblocks old patterns or habits of thinking. It allows for non-linear thinking. Creativity enables empathy. All things employers are attracted to and will set you apart from others when looking for work.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Future Skills: Personal Statement Techniques
Need some tips on writing the best job application statement? Take a look at our bespoke course.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Problem Solving: Solving Life's Problems One Step at a Time
Tips and techniques to help you solve life's everyday problems - one step at a time!

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost:Free

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Managing Money Workshop
Being able to manage your money and make the most of it throughout your life is an invaluable life skill, and one that it is never too early or too late to learn. Being on top of your money can set you up for a happier, more fulfilled life. Let us help you help yourself.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Mathematics History & Culture
A fascinating insight into the history of maths around the world.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Level 2 & GCSE Workshops: Averages, Shapes & Angle Properties
Not just your 'average' course! Shape up and cover all angles!

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Maths Workshop: Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
Funny fractions, deadly decimals and perfect percentages! Come learn how to use them!

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

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Well-being: Mental Wealth Through Writing
Writing for your peace of mind - Open to all.

Course duration: 10 hours  |  Cost: Free

Enrolling 12/10/2020
Writing & Composition: Writing for Beginners
Learn the tips and techniques of writing a fabulous composition or essay. The techniques you learn here can be transferred and developed you in any form of writing medium.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Writing a Short Story: Writing for Beginners
Are you a budding writer? Start here, put your thoughts into words and maybe you can become the next JK Rowling.

Course duration: 6 hours  |  Cost: Free

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ESOL Plus Childcare
This is an introduction to looking after children and working with them while you practise your ESOL listening reading and writing skills.

Course duration: 20 hours  |  Cost: Free

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ESOL Plus Digital Skills
Learn some practical digital skills while practising your ESOL listening, reading and writing.

Course duration: 20 hours  |  Cost: Free

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ESOL Plus Entry to Employment
Learn some practical skills about looking for and applying for jobs while practising your ESOL listening, reading and writing.

Course duration: 10 hours  |  Cost: Free

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Essential Digital Skills: Setting up a Vlog - Sharing Your Story
In this internet age, we crave an audience and every story needs telling, learn how to become the next internet influencer through starting your own Vlog.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

Enrolling 05/10/2020
Digital Skills: Using Zoom
NALS Adult learners will benefit from taking this short course on how to use Zoom in an Education setting.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

Enrolling 05/10/2020
Digital Skills: Using Devices & Handling Info
Manage your mobile effectively! Including understanding software versus hardware, storage and operating systems and problem solving.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

Enrolling 05/10/2020
Digital Skills: Being Safe & Responsible Online
Learn how to protect yourself in this digital age. This course includes online protocols, netiquette, safely storing your personal information and so much more.

Course duration: 4 hours  |  Cost: £20

Enrolling 12/10/2020
 

Enrolment Form

IMPORTANT! All fields must be completed for your application to be considered.

Course Details

Personal Details

Are you a Newham resident



Do you consider yourself to have a disability?


Are you happy to be contacted?

From time to time we may want to contact you for research or survey purposes, or to notify you of further learning opportunities. If you would like to be contacted please tick the box below.

Further information about use of and access to your personal data, and details of organisations with whom we regularly share data are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esfa-privacy-notice.


Residency

Have you been continuously resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the last three years?


Are you a UK National?


Ethnic Origin

Please tick the ethnic grouping which best describes you:


Employment Status (Education & Skills Funding Agency requirement)

Are you in employment?


Household Situation

Please tick one box:


Enrolment Fees

Please tick one box from the 4 categories below:

CATEGORY A

You can only claim FULL FEE REMISSION if you fall into one of the following categories. Please tick the appropriate box to claim this concession. You will be asked to produce recent evidence at the time of enrolment.

CATEGORY B

You can only claim REDUCED TUITION FEE (£2.00 per hour + exam fee) if you fall into one of the following categories and are a NEWHAM RESIDENT. Please tick the appropriate box to claim this concession. You will be asked to produce recent evidence at the time of enrolment.

CATEGORY C

If you are NOT A NEWHAM RESIDENT, you can only claim REDUCED TUITION FEE (£2.00 per hour + exam fee) if you are in receipt of State Old Age Pension. You will be asked to produce recent evidence at the time of enrolment.

CATEGORY D

You will be required to pay the full fee (£5 per taught hour). For Childcare and TA courses at L2 there will be a price cap of £550 plus the exam fee if you fall into any of the categories below.

For many courses you will also be required to pay your examination fees and a contribution to resource costs. The full course cost will be made clear to you at the time of enrolment. Please note fees must be paid in full at the time of enrolment.


Previous Qualification Level

Please tick one box:


Learning Agreement between NALS and the Student

UNDERTAKING BY THE ADULT LEARNING SERVICE

The Adult Learning Service has provided assessment and guidance covering the choice of course, entry requirements, an assessment of the suitability of the learning programme and any additional support required. The Adult Learning Service undertakes to provide teaching at an appropriate standard and for the length of time specified, provided a sufficient number of students are enrolled on the course and remain on programme.

Signed:

Angelique Grygorcewicz Townsend
Principal of Adult Learning
Newham Adult Learning Service

UNDERTAKING BY STUDENT

By entering my name below I certify I have received the assessment and guidance referred to the above. I undertake to attend every session (whether that be in person or on-line) of the course, to complete any work set for me in connection with the course and to respect the needs of my fellow students at all times. I also agree to be entered for any examination linked to the course which I am studying.


Information you should read before making your declaration and confirm your enrolment

  1. Refunds will only be considered for students who withdraw before the fourth week of their course. In the event of a refund being given, a £10 administration fee will be retained from the course fee. In accordance with audit requirements, a refund must be applied for in person with the original receipt given for the fee. If the receipt is lost then the person must apply in writing for a refund. Refunds will be made by cheque (cash refunds are not given) and posted to the student by the London Borough of Newham. However, if you paid by credit/debit card, we will need your card details again to make the refund because we do not keep card details on file.
  2. From time to time photographic and other recordings of students and their work may be made for examination assessments or for publicity purposes. In signing this enrolment form you agree to these recordings taken place whilst you are undertaking activities with us.
  3. Consent: Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we need your consent before we can use your personal data. Most of our courses are funded by the Government through the Greater London Authority (GLA). Over 50% of the cost of each course is paid for by the Government through the GLA. This subsidy will not be paid if we do not process information about you in the format required by the Government. To process this information and obtain the subsidy therefore we need your consent. Please sign and date the form in the space provided.
  4. Your personal and enrolment data will be processed electronically onto a database. This is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 (see below). A paper enrolment form and learning agreement will be kept securely in accordance with audit requirements.
  5. Greater London Authority and how we use your personal information.
    Data Protection Act 1988 - The personal information you provide is passed to the Chief Executive of Greater London Authority (GLA). The GLA are responsible for funding, planning and encouraging education and training for young people and adults in England and is registered under the Data Protection Act 1988. The information you provide will be shared with other organisations for the purpose of administration, careers and other guidance, and statistical and research purposes. Other organisations with which we will share the information include, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Education & Skills Funding Agency, Higher Education Statistics Agency, Higher Education Funding Council for education institutions and organisations performing research and statistical work on behalf of the GLA or its partners. The GLA also administers the Learner Registration Service (LRS) which will use your information to create and maintain a Unique Learner Number (ULN). The GLA is also a co-financing organisation and uses European Social Funds from the European Union to directly or in-directly part-finance learning activities, helping develop employment by promoting employability, business spirit and equal opportunities, and investing in human resources. Further information about partner organisations the ULN and what they do, can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esfa-privacy-notice and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/lrs-privacy-notices

Student Declaration

By entering my name below I certify that the information I have given on this form is correct and I give my consent to the processing of this information for all purposes relating to my application. I understand that the full details of that processing and my rights in this respect are set out in the NALS Data Protection Policy which is available by contacting LBN. I understand that the information given on this form, including the details of ethnicity, can be used for any matter related to my application for a programme of study. I give my consent to the processing of data on the understanding that the information I have supplied will be used only for the purposes set out above and my consent is conditional upon NALS complying with its obligations and duties in accordance with the NALS registration under the Data Protection Act 1998.