Adult Education

European Social FundAdult Learning opportunities can:

  • Increase your skills to support you into work
  • Enable you to gain qualifications
  • Help you to meet new friends
  • Enable you to find new hobbies or interests
  • Help you learn English
  • Improve your reading and writing
  • Improve your numbers

Where can I access courses?

Adult education classes are held in places such as schools and colleges and community centres. The courses on offer are designed to help people build on their academic progress. They are also there to help you develop essential life skills and build confidence.

We support a wide range of community partners to deliver hundreds of adult learning courses across the City. More information about our service are in the documents listed at the bottom of the page.

More information about our partners, the types of learning activities they offer and how to contact them can be found in this document Adult Education Delivery Partners 2021-22

Many of our funded courses are targeted at specific learners. You can find out about other part-time and leisure courses available locally through:

I need English and maths help

The following organisations can help you improve your English and maths:

How much does it cost?

If you are receiving a benefit your course may be free, available to you at a discounted price or you may be able to get Learner Support. You will need to contact the course providers to find out how much the course may cost and how to apply for Learner Support.

Document Type Size
Sub-contracting Delivery Policy 2021-22pdf166.7 KB
Adult Education Role and Purpose Statement 2021-22pdf174.9 KB
Adult Learning Pound Plus Policy 2021-22pdf119.4 KB
Adult Learning Fees Policy 2021-22pdf140.2 KB
Community Learning Ofsted inspection 2017pdf199.4 KB
Adult Learning Privacy Noticepdf87.3 KB

Contact: community.learning@southampton.gov.uk