Haringey Adult Learning

About Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS)

HALS has been offering high quality local learning opportunities for over 20 years. We offer courses across a range of locations with a choice of day, evening and weekend hours, many of which are still free of charge. Our main HALS Learning Centre is located in Wood Green Library and we offer modern, well-equipped, supportive learning environments.

We work in close partnership with the Skills Funding Agency, local schools, libraries, employers, other local learning organisations and voluntary/community organisations to ensure that we constantly improve standards of provision.

HALS courses are offered at a variety of venues around the borough and at different times of the day and week. You have the opportunity to discuss your learning needs before, during or after attending a HALS course, and you will be given support in order to find out what else you can do and progress onto.

If you are interested in any of the courses below:

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Our courses

Day, evening and Saturday courses are available for people 19 and over and include:

Business and Work Skills

  • Book Keeping and Accounts Level 1 & 2
  • Computerised Accounts Level 1& 2: Sage Line 50; Computerised Payroll: Sage Line 50Samm
  • Small Business Start Up; Business Performance Using Excel
  • Employability Skills Workshops

HALS Creative Collective

  • Student Work Exhibition - from 13 January to 6 February 2014
    At the Original Gallery, Hornsey Library, Haringey Park Road, N8 9JA

For more information download the HALS Creative Collective Student Exhibition poster (PDF, 199KB)

Creative Courses

  • Art Mixed Media Workshop
  • Introduction to Drawing and Painting with Watercolour Pencils
  • Introduction to Drawing and Painting with Mixed Media
  • Portrait Drawing Workshop
  • Art Sketchbook Walks
  • Art Projects Workshops
  • Drawing Techniques Using Colour Pencils
  • Introduction to Simple Print Techniques
  • Japanese Paper Craft and Oriental Brushwork


  • French, German, Greek, Italian, Turkish and Spanish. available at different levels

Health and Well-Being

  • Counselling,
  • Aromatherapy and its uses in the home: Introduction
  • Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Qi Kung
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Start Singing
  • Growing Towards Organic Gardening
  • Introduction to Belly Dancing
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Computing and Creative Technologies

Start IT:

  • First Steps Mouse and Keyboard
  • First Steps Using a Computer
  • First Steps Internet and Email

Microsoft Applications for Beginners:

  • Introducing Word
  • Introducing Excel

ECDL (European Computer Driving License):

  • New ECDL Essentials
  • ECDL Extra Word Processing
  • ECDL Extra Spreadsheet Software
  • ECDL Extra Presentation Software
  • ECDL Extra Increasing Productivity

Media and digital technologies:

  • Get On-line
  • Introducing Digital Photography
  • Creative Digital Photography and Photoshop
  • Introducing Photoshop
  • Photoshop Projects
  • Introducing illustrator
  • Illustrator Projects
  • Web Design Projects

Skills For Life

  • Reading, writing, maths and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Other provision includes

  • Family Learning
  • IAG (Careers) Services for adults
  • Programmes for young people (Apprenticeships, Train to Gain, Entry to Employment)
  • Programme for 'Different Strokes' - for younger stroke victims
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HALS Main Venues

Wood Green Learning Centre
2nd Floor, Wood Green Library
High Road
Wood Green
London N22 6XD

Map links are available in the external links section below

Further Information

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