What do you want to learn?


You may be looking to retrain for a new career, gain a qualification, develop your confidence and skills for work or challenge yourself to learn something new. You can retrain at any age or stage in life with our range of online (tutor-led), in person and blended learning courses. We are now enrolling for classes in Thurrock at new venues in Grays and Aveley, starting from September 2021 onwards into 2022.

Search and book a wide range of flexible courses from our Find A Course page.

What do you want to learn?


Financial help and support to access adult learning courses

New funding offer for adults aged 19 and over. Your first full Level 3 qualification could be free, if you have not achieved the level before (selected qualification courses including Bookkeeping, Accounting, Early Years/Childcare and Counselling).

Qualification courses up to and including Level 2 may be free for learners on JSA, ESA and Universal Credit or for those on a low income  and fee remissions available for those on other state benefits (subject to income thresholds).  See our fee policy for additional funding offers for 19-23 including first full Level 2 and 3 or full funding for ESOL courses.

A limited Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DSLF) is available to support learners in financial hardship with help to access and participate in adult education courses, including fees and course related costs such as equipment loans or childcare fees and travel. More details can be found from our Fee Remissions page.