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Frequently Asked Questions

Are classes taking place?

Our new term starts on 13 September 2021.

We have lots of help and support available, so please contact us if you are struggling with access to learning or finding it difficult to enrol.


Fast Virus Testing

We would like to encourage all our staff and learners to test themselves before coming onsite. To help facilitate this we have free test kits available at all three our centres.

Once you have completed your test, please let us know the result and also report the result to the government's website. We have full instructions on this page:

Where can I find more information about the government's guidance?

You can visit for more information about the latest guidance.


Our centres are now open, but you can also complete your application for courses online. Instructions are available here. If you are struggling with that, please contact us by phone on 020 7297 7297 or email If you are not able to do this, you can visit our centres to get help with your enrolment. Our phone lines are open from 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays.

Our usual centre opening times are:

Lisson Grove Centre
Monday – Thursday: 9am to 9pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Pimlico Centre
Monday – Thursday: 9am to 9pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Amberley Centre
Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm

Our team are also available by phone and email and will help with any queries you have.

During half term only our Lisson Grove and Pimlico centres are open from 9am to 5pm each week day, but closed on Saturdays. Amberley is closed.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – How do I join an ESOL course?

Please email us on or phone us on 020 7297 7297 and give us the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Student Number (if available)
  • Previous ESOL learning (if available)

We will contact you to arrange an assessment and enrolment.

How do I join a maths or English Functional Skills course?

Functional Skills Maths & English – Please visit our course pages to select your course and then complete your application online. Instructions are available here.

If you need any assistance, please email us on or phone us on 020 7297 7297

How do I let my tutor know that I can't attend my class today?

Please let us know that you are not going to attend today by completing the 'I cannot attend class' form or call us on 020 7297 7297.

How do I take my exams?

Your teachers and course leaders will let you know when your exams will take place and what you will need.

How do I access remote learning and course materials?

Your tutor will get in touch to help you with learning materials.

If your tutor has not been in touch, or doesn't have your contact details, please contact us on 020 7297 7297 or email to let us know how to get in touch with you.

If you are having difficulty accessing the online learning platform, please visit our TEAMS Help page.

I don't have the right equipment to study online or my equipment isn't working correctly. What can I do?

Please call us on 020 7297 7297 and we will send your details to our IT Support Team. They will get in touch to help you.

How do I cancel my course?

If you have already started your course, you will need to inform your course tutor. If it is before the start of the course, please contact the information line on 020 7297 7297or email



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