Skills for Life
HALS offer a range of ways to help you improve your Skills for Life - reading, writing, and number skills
- Reading, writing and math courses
- English for Speakers of Others Languages (ESOL)
- Family Learning Courses
- Further Information
Before you join our Skills for Life courses we will ask you to come and talk to us so that we can assess your skills and help you decide which class will be best for you.
These free courses are for adults who want to improve their maths or English. There are classes in numeracy (maths) and literacy (reading and writing). All these courses are for people who live permanently in the UK. You can join these courses and groups at any time during the year if places are available.
To apply for a HALS literacy or numeracy course, please fill in an enquiry form from one of our receptions or telephone 020 8489 2500 for more details. We will assess your skills before offering you a place on one of our courses. This is to make sure the course you are enrolled on is right for you.
Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS) provides free part-time English courses at community venues in Haringey. The courses are for adults who live permanently in the UK, and who have UK and EU citizenship or leave to remain, or who are asylum seekers.
The courses are free, however, there is a £10 administration fee. Some learrning venues have creche places available. Courses are at beginner (Entry 1), elementary (Entry 2), intermediate (Entry 3), and advanced (Level 1) levels. All HALS ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses cover citizenship topics, as required by the Home Office, and nationally recognised accreditation is offered.
To apply for a HALS ESOL course, fill in an ESOL enquiry form at reception on the 2nd floor of Wood Green Central Library, High Road, Wood Green, N22 6XD. ESOL courses are usually full, with long waiting lists, so we advise all applicants to apply to other providers as well as to HALS.
Are you a parent or carer of a child in a Haringey school?
Family Learning courses are free and designed to help you develop the skills and confidence necessary to support your children's learning and develop your own literacy/numeracy and language skills.
These courses help parents and carers understand the jargon used in education and tell you more about school life and the national literacy and numeracy strategies. On family literacy and family numeracy courses parents and carers can become directly involved in their children learning through working together in a structured session using a range of different resources.The courses are fun and will involve you more in your children's education.
Taking part in these courses can help if you would like to improve your Information Communication Technology, basic skills and English language (ESOL). You can also gain a national qualification and get advice from our Employment and Learning Advisers about progressing to other courses and possible options if you want to return to work.
All Family Learning courses are free and there are free creche places on most courses. Courses in schools are open first to the parents/carers of children at the school. To find out if the course is right for you, check availability and get news of additional courses call the Family Learning Team on 020 8489 4772
- Ask at your local school or Learning Centre.
- Come along to an advice and enrolment session.
Wood Green Learning Centre
2nd Floor, Central Library
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