Surrey Adult Learning

Keep learning. Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. With hundreds of daytime, evening and one day sessions available, whatever you are looking for, you’ll find it at Surrey Adult Learning. Whether you want to learn new skills, develop a current interest or gain a qualification, you’ll find the course you’re looking for. We particularly like the wide range of courses on offer, from cookery and computing, to free English and maths GCSEs. With courses running in various locations, and with seven enrolment centres for you to pop along to and find out more, there’s no excuse to not give learning a go!

How to enrol

You can enrol online, in person (in any of our 7 centres) or over the phone through our Customer Service Team.

Customer Service Team

The Customer Service Team are the first point of contact for all learner telephone enquiries for the service; they are based at the Woking Centre. Customer Service Team staff will be more than happy to help you in any way they can.

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Types of Courses Offered

Art and photography

Join an art class and be amazed at what you can achieve in a short period of time, and how much you can learn from seeing other people in your class using their creativity. Our tutors are experienced artists who are trained to teach adults, and we have the right kind of accommodation to allow you the space to express yourself.

Some specialist materials may be charged for separately. Courses include:

  • Acrylic Painting
  • Art History
  • Calligraphy
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Life and Portrait
  • Mount Cutting and Picture Framing
  • Oil Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Picture Framing
  • Print Making
  • Sculpture
  • Watercolour Painting

Craft, design and textiles

Whether you are repairing clocks or cutting stained glass, arranging flowers or restoring furniture, you will be amazed at what you can achieve in a short period of time. Our tutors are experienced crafts people who are trained to teach adults, and we have the right kind of accommodation to allow you the space to express yourself.

Courses include:

  • Clock Repair and Horology
  • Flowers and Floristry
  • Furniture Restoration
  • Glass Fusing and Stained Glass
  • Interior Design
  • Jewellery and Silverwork
  • Lacemaking
  • Mosaics
  • Papercraft
  • Patchwork and Quilting
  • Sewing - Dressmaking
  • Sewing - Embroidery and Needlecraft
  • Soft Furnishing
  • Upholstery

Cookery and Wine

Take a cooking course, from one-day to ten-weeks, to entertain or to impress your friends and family. Whether you are an aspiring bread maker or cake decorator, or you want to try something more exotic like Dim Sum or Thai, we have a course which is right for you.

Courses include:

  • Baking
  • Breadmaking
  • Cake Decorating
  • Chocolate Making
  • Cookery - general
  • Cookery for men
  • Food Hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Wine Appreciation

Dance and exercise

Whether you're feeling the stresses of modern day living or just generally want to get or stay fit, participating in health related fitness activities or dance can offer real health benefits.

Our fun and friendly lessons to suit different levels or ability and interest will help you feel fitter and healthier in mind and body.

Learn in a small group where your tutor can monitor and support your individual progress with the benefit of no gym contract or joining fee.

Courses include:

  • Ballet
  • Ballroom and Latin
  • Belly Dance
  • Dance - others
  • Exercise - for 50+
  • Exercise - general
  • Fit Steps
  • Just Jhoom!
  • Pilates
  • Salsa
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

English and Maths & General Studies

Expand your horizons with our wide variety of fascinating courses ranging from Acting and Drama, to Neuro-linguistic Programming. Choose from a short two-hour lecture right up to a full term course.

Courses include:

  • Acting and Drama
  • Architecture
  • Astronomy
  • Bridge
  • British Sign Language
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Creative Writing
  • GCSE English and Maths
  • Family History
  • Food Hygiene
  • History
  • Lip Reading
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology and Counselling


Planning a holiday? Need to improve your language skills for work? Thinking of moving abroad?

We offer a wide range of languages and levels to meet the needs of the complete beginner through to the advanced learner. Learn in a welcoming and relaxed environment with encouragement and support from our skilled and qualified tutors and through interaction with fellow learners.

Languages offered:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese Mandarin
  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Work Skills and IT

Surrey Adult Learning offers an extensive range of non-accredited computer and work related courses ranging from Accountancy & Bookkeeping, Business Management, to Career Development and computing.

Courses include:

  • Accountancy and Bookkeeping
  • Apple Mac
  • iPads, tablets and mobiles
  • Business Administration
  • Computing and Online Basics
  • Digital Imaging
  • Presentations
  • MS Office
  • Skype and eBay
  • Social Media
  • Spreadsheets
  • Web Design
  • Windows
  • Word Processing


Professional Training
Interior Design Length Price Location Reviews
Interior Design - Beginners From 247 GBP Sunbury-on-Thames
Art & Design
Calligraphy - Beginners & Improvers From 49 GBP Multiple (3)
Calligraphy - Beginners Taster Day From 41 GBP Guildford
Calligraphy - Modern Calligraphy From 60 GBP Multiple (2)
Drawing & Illustration - All Abilities From 147 GBP Guildford
Drawing & Illustration - All Abilities From 133 GBP Farnham
Drawing & Illustration - Improvers From 147 GBP Guildford
Drawing & Watercolour From 167 GBP East Molesey
Drawing & Watercolour for Beginners From 133 GBP East Molesey
Drawing & Watercolour-Illustration in Watercolour From 41 GBP Camberley
Japanese Calligraphy - A Summer Fan! From 27 GBP Guildford
Japanese Calligraphy - Japanese Star Festival ! From 27 GBP Farnham
Japanese Calligraphy - Taster Day (SFY) From 29 GBP Woking
Life & Portrait - Life Drawing Workshop (SFY) From 49 GBP Woking
Life Drawing Workshop From 45 GBP Multiple (2)
Sculpture - Figurative Workshop With Life Model From 60 GBP Farnham
Sculpture - Modelling & Carving From 162 GBP Camberley
Sculpture with Life Model From 296 GBP Guildford
The Art of Calligraphy - Improvers From 136 GBP Multiple (2)
Watercolour - Beginners & Improvers From 102 GBP Sunbury-on-Thames
Watercolour-Summer Landscapes-Watersoluble Pencils From 41 GBP Esher
Woodcut & Relief Printmaking From 15 GBP Esher
Drawing & Illustration - All Abilities From 40 GBP Multiple (2)
Drawing & Illustration - Improvers From 247 GBP Guildford
Drawing & Painting From 147 GBP Sunbury-on-Thames
Drawing & Painting From 133 GBP Camberley
Drawing & Painting From 139 GBP Multiple (3)
Drawing & Painting From 133 GBP Camberley
Drawing & Painting - Acrylics - Animals & Their Young From 37 GBP Farnham
Drawing & Painting - Acrylics for Beginners & Improvers From 123 GBP Guildford
Drawing & Painting - Advanced From 184 GBP Sunbury-on-Thames
Drawing & Painting - Advanced From 5 GBP West Molesey
Drawing & Painting - Beginners From 102 GBP Farnham
Drawing & Painting - Beginners & Improvers From 147 GBP Sunbury-on-Thames
Drawing & Painting - Developing Skills From 133 GBP Camberley
Drawing & Painting - Drawing for Beginners From 68 GBP Esher
Drawing & Painting - Exploring Brush, Ink, Fabric & Pastel From 68 GBP Kingston
Drawing & Painting - For Relaxation From 96 GBP Sunbury-on-Thames
Drawing & Painting - Get to Know Your Colours (SFY) From 41 GBP East Molesey
Drawing & Painting - Landscape Workshop From 37 GBP East Molesey

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County Hall, Penrhyn Road
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