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Learn in Hackney

Free courses for adults and families in Hackney to learn new skills

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

We're changing the way we teach our courses: we're trialing a smaller number for the moment, with more coming soon. It may also take us longer than usual to respond to applications.

What we offer

Group learning

Both our online and in-person courses are taught in classes with other people.

Community-based classes

Our courses are run by experienced tutors and organisations who know Hackney well.

Family-friendly courses

We have a number of family friendly courses, where you and your kids can learn new skills together.

What you can learn

We offer a broad range of courses that you can take on your own and some that are just for families, so you can learn together.

Our most popular courses are:

Who is eligible?

To take a course with Hackney Adult Learning you will need:

Priority will be given to those who are unemployed or in receipt of income based benefits. Limited spaces are available for those who are employed. Some courses have other eligibility needs.

If you’re not sure you qualify, speak to an advisor.

How to join a course

You can apply to join a course online.

Before starting some courses, you’ll need to have a chat with an advisor or tutor so they can make sure the course is a good fit for you. You’ll be able to talk about what you want to learn and why.

Featured opportunities

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ICT Level 1

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Do you need employment support?

If you need some employment guidance, you can sign up to talk with a personal employment advisor.

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