Essential Skills at Morley

Morley College is pleased to offer a full range of Essential Skills courses across all levels in multiple centres. This allows a large number of students across London to enjoy all that Morley has to offer and benefit from our supportive and experienced teachers in helping you achieve and progress.

Our Centres

We have centres in ChelseaNorth Kensington and Waterloo, as well as smaller centres in the heart of the community in Stockwell and Rotherhithe. Some courses also have the flexibility of studying online from the comfort of your own home. You choose where and how you want to learn with us.

When do the courses start?

Most of our courses start in September, but we have some that start in January and April. It is always worth contacting us to find out about the latest availability. You can do this by emailing us at

What subjects and Levels can I do?

We offer courses in ESOL (English for speakers of other languages), Maths, English and ICT. Our courses range from total beginners at the Lower level up to GCSE. Please note that not all centres offer all levels, but we will work to find the find course for you in a centre local to you. 

How do I enrol?

We now offer the chance to enrol through the summer via our new online assessment method. To enquire, you need to fill in our Essential Skills Enquiry FormThe form will ask you a few questions about yourself and allows us to start your registration process. This form is easy to do on your computer or smartphone if you would rather. 

We will then send you an assessment to do at home, this will also work on your computer or smartphone. 

Please complete and submit your assessment, and a member of the teaching team will call you back and discuss your options.

We know everyone has different reasons for studying, and you will get a chance to discuss all of this with the tutor. At this point, you can choose at what time of day you want to study, subject to class availability at the time.

In-person advice sessions

We know not everyone wants to do forms online. If you would like to come into the centre to complete your enrolment we have a series of Advice and Guidance days scheduled.

To complete your enrolment on the day and to secure your place you must bring in the following evidence. We will not be able to enrol you without this.

  • Photo ID (e.g. passport, residency permit, visa, driving licence etc.)
  • Proof of Address (e.g. utility bill, bank statement, NHS letter etc.)
  • Proof of any state benefit you are in receipt of, dated within the last 3 months
  • If you are in employment and earn less than £21,157.50 per year, you will need to provide your last 3 monthly payslips OR employment contract
  • If you have a Visa to live and work in the UK, bring this with you (eg. EU settled status or UK residency card)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Please email to enquire about ESOL course availability at the Waterloo Centre only.



North Kensington
Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 16:00


Monday 20 September: 11:00 to 12:30
Wednesday 22 September: 11:00 to 12:30 and 17:00 to 19:00
Wednesday 29 September: 11:00 to 12:30 and 17:00 to 19:00

Monday 20 September: 11:00 to 15:00
Tuesday 21 September: 10:00 to 16:00

North Kensington
Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 16:00

Maths and Digital Skills (ICT)


Monday 20 September: 11:00 to 15:00
Monday 27 September: 11:00 to 15:00
Monday 4 October: 11:00 to 15:00
Monday 11 October: 11:00 to 15:00
Monday 18 October: 11:00 to 15:00

North Kensington
Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 16:00

How much will the courses cost?

Maths and English courses are free. ESOL and ICT are free if you earn less than the London Living Wage (£21,157 per year) or receive means-tested benefits. 

For those who earn above the London Living Wage, the courses are set at affordable rates.