Our mission

Our mission is to:

Encourage and support adults to make their first steps back into learning and so become more active economically, in their families and communities, and maintain better health.

Find out what our service key messages are.

Our information, advice and guidance

The Service provides learning opportunities in a wide variety of community venues, focused on deprived areas where we can make a difference for adults and their families. Information advice and guidance is the business of all staff and volunteers at Camden ACL.

Find out more about our information, advice and guidance.

What could be next for you?

Find out where your new skills, knowledge and confidence could take you.

What to expect from Camden adult community learning

What you can expect from us:

  • We will provide up to date and impartial information, advice and guidance
  • We will be welcoming, friendly and encouraging to all learners
  • All tutors will inform all learners of the information, advice and guidance service and how they can access it
  • Each learner will have identified learning goals which will be used to discuss future goals and progression 
  • We will answer any queries by telephone or e-mail.  We can also offer learners and potential learners an individual appointment
  • We will treat each learner as an individual and in a fair and equal manner

What Camden adult community learning expect from you

What we expect from you:

  •     To treat your tutor, volunteers, other learners and guest with respect
  •     To help create a safe learning environment that is free from discrimination, harassment or bullying
  •     Follow our Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding and Prevent regulations
  •     Not to use any language or behaviour that others may find unkind, discriminatory or offensive
  •     Help us keep our centres and equipment clean, tidy and safe
  •     Tell us if you have a disability that may affect your learning or the use of our services
  •     Attend your classes regularly – at least 85% of sessions
  •     Be on time
  •     Let us know if you cannot attend a session
  •     Participate in course feedback and review
  •     Make sure your phone is on ‘silent’ during the session
  •     Make sure you have the things you need for the class
  •     Use our computer equipment safely and responsibly
  •     Let us know if you have any concerns about your safety in the centre or classroom
  •     Let us know if you are not happy with your course
  •     Help us to improve by taking part in surveys and focus groups

Careers advice

National Careers Service 

For information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work, please visit nationalcareers.service.gov.uk.

Good Work Camden Job Hub - Employment Support

Good Work Camden's Job Hub is a new service for any Camden resident. It gives one-to-one support on anything to do with employment.  This includes:

  • employment advice
  • links to job vacancies
  • support with CVs, job applications and interviews
  • links to training services
  • access to benefits advice
  • direct links to other Camden council services
  • support to address other issues that matter to you

To register to the Job Hub or for more information, please visit camden.gov.uk/employment-support.

Who are our courses for?

Our courses are for adults aged 19 and over. Priority is given to Camden residents. 

Some of our classes are for particular groups. This might be older people, parents/carers, ESOL learners or people with learning disabilities.

Some of the courses are intended as first steps into learning.

 

Camden Adult Community Learning Policies

Camden Adult Community Learning Subcontractor Management and Fees Policy

This document sets out the policy and approach for Camden Adult Community Learning Service.

Find out more information

Safeguarding

Camden Adult Community Learning Service takes seriously its responsibility for creating an environment that promotes wellbeing and ensures personal safety and security. 

Find out more information about the ACL safeguarding policy.

Making a complaint

Sometimes things go wrong.  If they do, please tell us so we can put them right and learn from them. If you have difficulties or are unhappy, please speak to your tutor who may be able to help.

If you are still unhappy, you may wish to make a formal complaint which is explained in our complaints policy.

Find out more about our ACL Complaints Policy.

Discretionary Learner Support Fund Policy 22/23

Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLSF) is available to support learners who are suffering from financial difficulties in relation to their studies at Camden Adult Community Learning. 

Find out more information about this fund

Camden ACL Equality Policy

Camden has an ambitious equality agenda to address the needs of people who have traditionally been disadvantaged or treated less favourably based on their race, sex, disability, age, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation or religion/belief.

Read more about Camden ACL's committment to ensuring equality and diversity.

Privacy Notice: Camden Adult Community Learning Learner Survey

This privacy notice is for learners undertaking the Camden Adult Community Learning Learner Survey with QDP, and it is to inform them of how their data will be used, in line with data protection legislation. Learners will be sent a link as part of the survey process.

Find out more information about our privacy notice.

Contact us

Get in touch

You can get in touch with Camden adult community learning on 020 7974 2148, email us at adultlearning@camden.gov.uk or follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/wearecamdenacl 

Complimenting our service

We value feedback on any aspect of our work. Camden ACL staff and members are always pleased to get positive feedback when things go well. You may have noticed an improvement in a service you receive or found that a member of staff was helpful to you.

To make a compliment please send an email to panchali.kar@camden.gov.uk or call 020 7974 2678 / 07971 535 000

Making a complaint

Sometimes things go wrong.  If they do, please tell us so we can put them right and learn from them. If you have difficulties or are unhappy, please speak to your tutor who may be able to help.

If you are still unhappy, you may wish to make a formal complaint which is explained in our complaints policy.

Find out more about our ACL Complaints Policy.

To make a complaint please contact:

Panchali Kar

Deputy Head of Adult Community Learning

Email: panchali.kar@camden.gov.uk

Phone: 020 7974 2678 / Mobile: 07971 535 000

Safeguarding Concerns

You have the right to feel safe while learning with us - find out more about our Safeguarding Policy.

For safeguarding concerns please contact any of the following people:

Mark Isherwood

Head of Adult Community Learning/Safeguarding Lead

Email: mark.isherwood@camden.gov.uk

Phone: 020 7974 3645 / Mobile: 07825 274 130

Lilu Dewan

Programme Manager - Community Development/Safeguarding Officer

Email: lilu.dewan@camden.gov.uk

Phone: 020 7974 1180 / Mobile: 07919 392 440