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Summary of sections: 

  1. Learn Hillingdon - Adult Community Education - About the service, website and key documents
  2. Hillingdon Schools - Provides information about schools in the borough
  3. Universities and UCAS - Universities and colleges in and around Hillingdon and course search links to UCAS
  4. Adult Learning - Links to adult learning resources and websites
  5. Bursaries, Grants and Funding - Eligibility criteria and how to apply
  6. Hillingdon Libraries - Information and links to Hillingdon Libraries and the services offered

1. Learn Hillingdon - Adult Community Education

1.1. About the service


Learn Hillingdon offers hundreds of courses for day, evening or weekend study, with centres around the borough.

  • We provide courses for adults aged 19 and over who wish to learn a new skill, improve their English, maths or digital skills, or change their career.

  • We offer impartial and practical information and advice, with an aim to support you in identifying and achieving your end goal, whether you are learning with us or not. 

  • Through our Education and Careers Hub we will help support you in making fully informed choices that will help move you towards realising your ambitions and unlocking your potential.

  • We have a wide range of courses including ESOL, Maths, English, IT, Childcare, Floristry and many more vocational courses.

  • We also offer a wide range of courses in community settings. These courses are designed to help residents access learning that enhances their everyday lives and support them to progress.

Mission Statement Mission statement

Our Vision:  That every learner receives an outstanding learning experience that supports them towards a clearly identified and ambitious goal and encourages their economic, social and emotional wellbeing.  

Our Values: Aspiration, Commitment, Integrity, Passion, Pride. 

Our Mission:

  • To put learners at the heart of everything we do, providing a safe, purposeful and focused environment in which to learn

  • To provide consistently outstanding learning opportunities for all adult residents

  • To provide robust and successful vocational and second chance learning opportunities for residents, offering a clear line of sight to work

  • To improve the English, maths and digital literacy skills of residents 

  • To increase the engagement of disadvantaged groups and residents from deprived communities in learning

  • To promote residents health, wellbeing and independent living through bespoke learning opportunities

  • To provide free, high quality information, advice and guidance for every adult resident who requests it, whether or not they are enrolled with us.

  • To be a sought-after place to work that values employees’ ideas and contributions and is driven by high standards, continuous improvement and a desire to ‘go the extra mile’.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Adult Education Centres:


The addresses, phone numbers, transport and directions  to adult and community education centres in Hillingdon can be found below.

Click View courses to browse our range of courses.

Enrolling on a course:

To enrol onto our Learning for yourself courses (which do not have a qualification attached), please enrol online.

Our English, Maths, ESOL and digital skills courses require you to take a skills assessment before you enrol. Some assessments can be taken online and others are held in our centres.

To enrol on our Work and life courses (which have a qualification attached), we need you to complete a skills assessment to find out what your starting point is. You can book a skills assessment session using this online form: skills assessment booking form Once you have completed the form, we will email you with a link to the online skills assessment session.

If you are unable to do a skills assessment online, we will make an appointment for you to attend one of our Our centres

If you have any general questions or questions about the enrolment process, please call 01895 556455.