Adult Learning

Adult Learning opportunities can increase your skills to support you into work, enable you to gain qualifications, help you to meet new friends or simply find new hobbies or interests. Southampton City Council supports a wide range of community partners to deliver hundreds of adult learning courses across the City.

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 the council’s funded courses are targeted at specific learners. You can find out about other part-time and leisure courses available locally through:


Sub-Contracting Delivery Policy 2021-22

Adult Education Role and Purpose Statement 2021-22

Adult Learning Pound Plus Policy 2021-22

Adult Learning Fees Policy 2021-22

Community Learning Ofsted inspection 2017

Southampton Adult Learner Celebration 2019

Thursday 20th June 2019

Southampton City Art Gallery

The Southampton Adult Learner Celebration took place on Thursday 20th June 2019 and recognised the achievements and successes of adult learners, tutors and volunteers from across the city.

There were opening remarks from Sandy Hopkins, Chief Executive, Southampton City Council and June Diegan, Regional Education Manager, Workers’ Educational Association. This was followed by a performance by SoCo Music Project’s The Point Community Choir. Certificates were presented by Councillor Les Harris to nominees from Southampton City Council’s funded partners:

  • Brighter Prospects Limited (Pitman Training)
  • CLEAR (City Life Education and Action for Refugees)
  • Southampton City Council Employment Support Team
  • Mayflower Theatre
  • Sure Start / 0-19 Integrated Early Help Service (SCC)
  • The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA, Southern Region)
  • Training for Work in Communities (TWICs)

Below is a photo gallery showcasing highlights of the celebration

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