Essential Skills at Morley

Morley College offers a full range of Essential Skills courses across all levels.

Our Centres

We have centres in ChelseaNorth Kensington and Waterloo, as well as in Stockwell. Some courses also have the flexibility of studying online. 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.

You can email us to find out about the latest availability.

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 complete on either a computer or smartphone. 

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.

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, for example passport, residency permit, visa, driving licence
  • Proof of address, for example utility bill, bank statement, NHS letter
  • 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, for example EU settled status or UK residency card

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Waterloo and Stockwell Centres

To enrol on an ESOL course starting in September 2022, please come into the Waterloo Centre on one of the below assessment dates:

Thursday 1 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00

Monday 5 September; 11:00 – 13:00

Tuesday 6 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00

Thursday 8 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00

Friday 9 September; 11:00 – 13:00

Lewington Centre

Please email essentialskillsenquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk for further information

Chelsea

To enrol on an ESOL course starting in September 2022, please come into the Chelsea Centre on one of the below assessment dates:

Monday 27 June 12:30 to 14:30 and 15:30 to 16:30

Tuesday 28 June 15:30 to 16:30

Thursday 30 June 12:30 to 14:00

Friday 1 July 14:00 to 15:30

Monday 4 July 12:30 to 14:00 and 15:30 to 16:30

Tuesday 5 July  15:30 to 16:30

Wednesday 6 July 15:00 to 16:30

Thursday 7 July 12:30 to 14:00

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

English

Waterloo and Stockwell Centres

To enrol on a Functional Skills or GCSE English course starting in September 2022, please come into the Waterloo Centre on one of the below assessment dates:

Thursday 1 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00

Monday 5 September; 11:00 – 13:00

Tuesday 6 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00

Thursday 8 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00 Friday 9 September; 11:00 – 13:00

Lewington Centre

Please email essentialskillsenquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk for further information

Chelsea

Monday 4 July 11:00 to 15:00

Wednesday 6 July 11:00 to 15:00 and 15:00 to 16:30

Tuesday 23 August 11:00 – 15:00

Thursday 25 August 11:00 – 15:00

Tuesday 30 August 11:00 – 15:00

Tuesday 6 September 11:00 – 15:00

Thursday 8 September 11:00 – 15:00

Monday 12 September 11:00 – 15:00

Tuesday 13 September 11:00 – 15:00

Thursday 15 September 11:00 – 15:00

Friday 16 September 13:00 – 15:00

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

Maths and Digital Skills (ICT)

Waterloo and Stockwell Centres for Maths

To enrol on a Functional Skills or GCSE Maths course starting in September 2022, please come into the Waterloo Centre on one of the below assessment dates:

Thursday 1 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00

Monday 5 September; 11:00 – 13:00

Tuesday 6 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00

Thursday 8 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00 Friday 9 September; 11:00 – 13:00

Waterloo for Digital Skills

To enrol on a Digital Skills course starting in September at the Waterloo Centre, please come into the Waterloo Centre on one of the below assessment dates:

Thursday 1 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00

Monday 5 September; 11:00 – 13:00

Tuesday 6 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00

Thursday 8 September; 11:00 – 13:00 or 17:00 – 19:00

Friday 9 September; 11:00 – 13:00

Lewington Centre for Maths only

Please email essentialskillsenquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk for further information

Chelsea

Monday 4 July 11:00 to 15:00

Wednesday 6 July 11:00 to 15:00 and 15:00 to 16:30

Tuesday 23 August 11:00 – 15:00

Thursday 25 August 11:00 – 15:00

Tuesday 30 August 11:00 – 15:00

Tuesday 6 September 11:00 – 15:00

Thursday 8 September 11:00 – 15:00

Monday 12 September 11:00 – 15:00

Tuesday 13 September 11:00 – 15:00

Thursday 15 September 11:00 – 15:00

Friday 16 September 13:00 – 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.