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Through Community Learning Wandsworth Council caters for over 9,000 learners each year.  There are are over 650 courses to choose.  You can learn a new language, produce your first oil painting or learn exactly how to get that job!  Community Learning is there as a resource to keep your mind and body fit and there is something for everyone.  See our Quick Reference Guide (PDF) for more information on the courses available or take a look at our map for details of our learning providers.

You can:

  • Try short taster classes for an hour or two
  • Delve into a subject in greater depth
  • Take a longer course to get a qualification
  • Take an English, Maths or ESOl (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course


Information, Advice and Guidance

As part of our service, we offer learners impartial, confidential information, advice and guidance, tailored to individual needs and aspirations and helping all to succeed in their chosen programmes and next step progression. As well as teaching your course and supporting you to achieve, your teachers will help you with next steps guidance and advice on the best progression route for you.

Personalized Careers Guidance in Roehampton and Battersea

After a promising pilot in the Learning Works Summer programme, we are extending the careers guidance initiative for the coming academic year.  We offer free one to one careers guidance in Roehampton and Battersea

You could get personalized help with:

  • Assessing your starting point – your current qualifications, skills, qualifications and personal attributes
  • Working out your career aspirations and assessing what you need to do to get there
  • Researching the job market  - are your career aspirations realistic?
  • Putting together an action plan, for example, steps towards finding the course or work experience you have identified you need
  • Revising and improving your CV
  • Improving the writing of cover letters and filling of application forms
  • Practicing and improving interview techniques

An additional feature of the initiative is the planned programme of recruitment talks from large local employers such as Asda, Sainsbury's and Barclays Bank, along with Wandsworth WorkMatch and the Job Centre Plus.   

Careers Advice Centres

  • Yvonne Carr Centre, 2 Thessaly Road, Battersea SW8 4HT
  • 166 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4HR

To find out more or to book a meeting with our Careers Advisor, Dustine Davis, please call 07919 392 254


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