Information and enrolment days

  • Spring Term: Tuesday 8 January 2019
  • Summer Term: Tuesday 30 April 2019

at Richard Cobden Learning Centre, Camden Street, NW1 0LJ
Buses: 31, 46, 168, 214, 253 
Tube: Mornington Crescent, Camden Town 

and  

Adult Learning Centre, Netley Campus, 74 Stanhope Street, NW1 3EX 
Buses: 24, 29, 30, 88, 134 
Tube: Euston, Warren Street

Free family learning courses

Family learning courses in schools 

We run free family learning courses in several schools across Camden.  Parents and carers discover what their children are learning at school and get to create and take away fun activities and games that make learning fun, allowing them to support their children at home with maths and English. 

For more information about which schools are involved, look out for a flyer, ask in your school or email perin.sarosh@camden.gov.uk  

Free Talk and Play sessions and activities 

Come along and enjoy free fun sessions and activities to enjoy with your child, (from 18 months to 5 years old). 

Taking place at: 

  • Sidings Community Centre, 150 Brassey Road, NW6 2BA 
    • Mondays: 23 April – 9 July (9.30am-12pm) 
  • Edith Neville Primary School, 174 Ossulston Street, NW1 1DN 
    • Tuesdays: 24 April – 3 July (12.45pm-3.15pm) 
  • Gospel Oak Nursery, 5 Lismore Circus, NW5 4RA 
    • Fridays: (9.30am-12pm)

For more information please call Hayley Holliday on 07810 836 811 or 020 7492 2521. 

Free short after school course for families – Music in a bag 

Create and design your own music bag with cards, instruments and a song book to encourage family fun times and singing.  For young children with their parents and carers 

Taking place at the following venue: 

  • Kentish Town Library, 262-266 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2AA 
    • Wednesdays: 6, 13 and 20 June (3.45pm-5.45pm) 

For more information please call Hayley Holliday on 07810 836 811 or 020 7492 2521. 

Free drop-in computer workshops

  • Do you need to learn to use the computer?
  • Send a CV as an attachment?  
  • Register with Universal Jobmatch or any other agency?  
  • Pay your parking online?  
  • Shop online? 

Come any week for as many weeks as you need. 

Download: Learn a new skill on the computer (PDF) 

Please note:

To join the computer workshops at Kentish Town Library and Kilburn Library, you need to be a member of the library.  Anyone can join and you do not need to live in Camden.  

Please bring proof of address to register.  You can do this from 12pm when the library opens to the public.  

When you come to the class, you will need the following to be able to enter the building: 

  • your library card 
  • your pin number  

These libraries are now only open to library members in the mornings. 

Improve your English

Camden adult community learning can help you improve your English language skills, making you feel more able to join in with your local community and get more out of everyday life.  

We also have free drop-in conversation groups across the borough, where you can come and practice speaking English. 

Taking place at the following venues: 

*Kilburn Library Centre, 12-22 Kilburn High Road, NW6 5UH 
Tube: Kilburn Park Station 
Bus: 32, 632, 332 

  • Wednesdays: 19 September to 12 December (5.30pm-6.30pm)  

*You will need to be a library member to join the conversation group at Kilburn Library Centre.  This library is now only open to library members in the mornings. 

Swiss Cottage Library, (Meet near the 2nd floor café), 88 Avenue Road, NW3 3HA 
Tube: Swiss Cottage Station 
Bus: 31, C11 

  • Thursdays: 11 October - 13 December (6pm-7:30pm) 

Contact Camden adult community learning
 

Upcoming courses, opportunities and events

Health and wellbeing course guide 2018-19

Westminster Kingsway College offer courses in your local community for all ages.  You could learn something new and meet new friends at a community course in Camden.

DownloadHealth and wellbeing course guide 2018-19

Camden Apprenticeships

Want to earn while learning or training? Got ambition but need more work experience?

If you live in Camden or you attended a Camden secondary school, contact Camden Apprenticeships.

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a salary, get work experience and complete a qualification at the same time. Camden Apprenticeships creates a wide range of roles, helping people of all ages (now no upper age limit) access their chosen careers.  

See more information about apprenticeships.

Free dementia friendly music concerts

Songhaven are hosting free music concerts events for those with dementia and their friends and families.

If you know anyone with dementia who loves music, please do encourage them to come along, or invite them on an outing and bring them with you.  

The atmosphere is always something special and live music can work wonders in lifting the spirits.

These events are free but booking is essential. Booking is open at the Lumen Cafe.

For more information visit the Songhaven website, call 020 7278 1887 or email songhaven@songhaven.co.uk 

Get into Learning! Free short courses and workshops

See information about free short courses and workshops for Camden residents aged 19 and over

Free employability courses

Develop your confidence to apply for work. 

For more information contact Panchali Kar on 020 7255 4733 or email pkar@wmcollege.ac.uk 

Free computer workshops from January-April 2019

More information on where you can learn to get started using a computer, mouse and keyboard or to learn a new skill on the computer

  • Computer skills workshop – Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm (Adult Learning Centre, Netley Campus)
  • Computer skills workshop – Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm (Latin American House)
  • Computer skills workshop – Tuesdays, 2pm-4pm (Conway House)
  • Computer skills workshop – Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm (Sidings Community Centre)
  • Computer skills workshop – Wednesdays, 10am-12pm (SHELL)
  • Computer skills workshop – Thursdays, 10am-12pm (Sidings Community Centre) – For Over 50s
  • Computer skills workshop – Thursdays, 1pm-3pm (Sidings Community Centre)
  • Computer skills workshop – Fridays, 10am-12pm (SHELL)
  • Computer skills workshop – Fridays, 10am-12pm (Sidings Community Centre)

For more information, contact Camden Adult Community Services

IT volunteers needed

We are looking for volunteers to support residents to use computers to develop computer skills, access services and information, to keep in touch with friends and family and for leisure.

For more information or to book your place, contact Camden Adult Community Services

Parent Academy

Parent Academy runs in seven schools across Camden.  We work with parents and empower them to provide additional support at home with maths and English, so that their child can reach their academic potential. 

Parents/carers get to create and take home fun activities that are mapped out against the National Curriculum, in line with what their child is learning at school.

We are currently in the following schools:

  • Richard Cobden Primary School
  • Netley Primary School
  • St Patricks Primary School
  • Kentish Town Primary School
  • St Aloysius Infants and Juniors Primary School
  • Rhyl Primary School

For more information, look out for a flyer, ask in your school or email perin.sarosh@camden.gov.uk 

Do you need careers advice?

Come along and get FREE careers advice from a qualified Advice & Guidance Officer who can provide one-to-one support with: 

  • Career options
  • Links to local job opportunities
  • Writing a CV
  • Job searching and completing application forms
  • Interview skills
  • Information on further training

To book an appointment, contact David Hermanstein on 020 7388 7932 or 07908 845 154 or david.hermanstein@camden.gov.uk
 

Contact Camden Adult Community Services