Our latest timetable

Our autumn term courses have started.  We have been working really hard to create a COVID safe environment for our learners to return to and all of our venues have been risk assessed to make learning as safe as possible.
Our classes will be either face to face or online.  Class sizes will be small so that you can sit at a safe distance from each other.  

Please note: everyone must wear a face mask for face to face classes.

Courses have started

Our autumn term timetable is available.  Find out which courses are available to you:

 

 

You can now also enrol on our online courses at www.webenrol.com/camden

Contact Camden Adult Community Services or follow us on Instagram: wearecamdenacl

Free computers, tablets and phones courses

Don't be digitally excluded

Many people found themselves lonely, isolated and having to rely on others during lockdown. Was that you or someone you know?

Being able to use a smartphone, tablet or laptop/computer allows you to talk with and see friends and family across the world. You can even make new friends and gain new interests. You can also shop and search for jobs online.  If you have never used one of these devices now is the time to learn.

Our face to face courses are for new or nearly new beginners to get you online to use one of these devices.  There is a course for learning to use a laptop, one for the iPad. There will be one for using a smartphone coming soon.  If you're worried about starting, don't be. Our tutors are friendly and patient, and will help you to relax. Soon you'll love learning with us!

 

Workshop Wednesdays! 

These are half hour online workshops for anyone who cannot attend a class. They are also for if you just want to learn one thing.  Register your interest through the enrolment system and the tutor will contact you to confirm a time.

All other classes will be online.

Please use this link: www.webenrol.com/camden to enrol and see the list of our classes. 

Some courses you can apply for directly. For others you register your interest and the tutor will contact you to confirm your place.

For more information please call Ashoka on 020 7974 1828

Free English and Maths courses

English and Maths

Previous/returning learners:

We are offering all ESOL and Maths learners the chance to carry on with their class. This is through home-study workbooks and telephone chats with your tutor.  Your tutor will support you through a phone call.  Your tutor will contact you soon to chat about what is the best way to help you.

Please contact Sophie Wellstood at sophie.wellstood@camden.gov.uk or call 020 7974 3959 or 07971 747 064.

For all new ESOL learner enquiries:

Please contact the Camden ESOL Advice Service directly on 020 7974 1618 or send an email to esol@camden.gov.uk.

 

Conversation groups

Camden adult community learning can help you improve your English language skills. We make 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. 

For more information on when these conversation groups will be held again, please contact Camden adult community learning

Free family learning courses

Family Learning

We will be offering Family Learning learners the chance to continue classes where possible.  This will be through home study, activities and online videos and sessions.  We are working with a community centre and are supporting their centre users during lockdown.

Information about online courses, if we run them later this term, will be posted here.  So look out for our storytelling, rhymes and other fun sessions to do together as a family.

 

Latest online family learning programme

Find out about our latest online family learning courses

 

Simple fun activities to do with your child during Covid-19

We know that being stuck at home isn't the best. Here are a few simple activities you can do with your child to make self-isolation at home more fun:

 

Live storytelling with Alison

There will be live storytelling sessions with Alison.  If you would like to join her online for storytelling, music and activities, send Alison a text on 07876 651 950.  State your interest and your children's ages.  She will then send you a link to the live sessions.

Our storytelling sessions are read by Alison and you can watch the stories being read on our Instagram page.  We also have a fun activities that go along with these stories and can be found just above.

But for now, sit your child down with their favourite toy and enjoy these amazing stories being read by Alison!

Free health and wellbeing courses

We are working with community centres that are supporting their centre users during the lockdown.  Many of the centres are giving out food parcels and providing other support to people.  We are working with them, where possible, to liaise with learners and provide learning activities.  Community partners are welcome to contact us if they would like us to work with them to plan learning activities.  Information about online courses, if we run them later this term, will be posted here.

For more information please call Janice on 020 7974 4395

Upcoming courses, opportunities and events

Free online workshops in partnership with The British Museum

Camden Adult Community Learning will be running a number of free online workshops for Camden residents in partnership with the British Museum.  Residents can get involved, ask questions and hear stories about the following:

 

Monday 30 November 2020, 11.00-12.30

History of the British Museum: architecture, artefacts and activities

The British Museum was founded by an act of parliament in 1753.  Since then, the Museum has looked after an ever-growing collection of objects.  The building has changed many times.  Find out about the architecture, hear the story of how the Museum collections developed and find out about the different activities which take place in the building.

 

Monday 7 December 2020, 11.00-12.30

Meet the Tudors: a royal dynasty and its impact on British history (plus some gossip!)

Find out about the Tudors and explore how their actions affected their kingdom.  You will look at the people, gossip and rumours that circulated at the Tudor court.  The workshop will include images of objects, spoken information on the period and an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the Tudors.

 

Monday 21 December 2020, 11.00-12.30

It's the thought that counts: gift-giving in ancient Britain

The end of the year is traditionally a time of gift giving. Giving somebody a present is full of meaning.  The act of gift giving can be seen in history going back to prehistoric times in Britain.  Come and explore why particular objects were chosen as gifts, how people made an object valuable as a present, who these gifts were being given to and what the gift givers hoped to get in return.  The workshop will include images of relevant objects, spoken information and an opportunity to ask any questions.

 

Speaker

Dr Katherine Hoare has worked in the Department of Learning and National Partnerships at the British Museum for 20 years.  She has a background in history and archaeology, together with a passion for sharing information, stories and enquiry approaches to help everybody understand and enjoy the past.

 

How to enrol:

You can enrol online using the following link: Workshops with the British Museum

By phone: 020 7974 2148

 

ESOL activities by Camden ESOL advisory service

Find out the latest ESOL activities to help your English language skills

 

Free eBook 'Everybody Worries' by Jon Burgerman. For children worried about coronavirus

Do you have children who are feeling worried by the coronavirus? 

'Everybody Worries' offers your child the message that this crisis will pass. We are there for them, and we will get through this together. 

Read the eBook.

 

Domestic Abuse - Where to get help during the COVID-19 pandemic

Are you feeling threatened or unsafe in your home?  COVID-19 may have a big impact on those going through domestic abuse because of the rules.  Find out more information on where you can turn to for help.

 

Camden Cycle Skills and Try-A-Bike

Camden Council offer free cycle skills training for all adults and children. From complete beginners to advanced cyclists.

Free children's cycling courses are held during the school holidays.  Free adult group courses for beginners and improvers are offered on many weekends. Some are away from traffic and others on quiet roads. 

Free, individual cycle skills sessions to practice safer cycling in road traffic are available for advanced levels of experience.  And anyone can join at the open-access after-school cycling sessions. These are on Mondays and Thursdays after school at Cumberland Market and Richard Cobden School.

Adults who are thinking of buying a bike but are not quite sure, can borrow a bike for four weeks. This is with Camden's free Try-A-Bike scheme.  Proof of ID and advance deposit needed.

Check www.camden.gov.uk/cycleskills and www.camden.gov.uk/tryabike for registration or more details. You can also follow Camden Cycle on Facebook at facebook.com/cyclingcamden. Or call 020 7974 1451.

 

Camden Apprenticeships

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

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

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

See more information about apprenticeships.

 

Do you need careers advice?

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

  • Career options
  • Links to local job opportunities
  • Writing a CV
  • Job searching and filling in 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