Adult learning classes in Hackney

Please note: Adult Learning Services are no longer open to the public, in line with advice from the government/public health about social distancing. If you require information or advice about adult learning, please check the adult education advice service page on how to contact our advisors.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

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We offer a number of accredited ICT courses from Entry Level to Level 2 to help you gain the skills and qualifications that you need. We also offer a range of non-accredited courses, for example Google Office Suite Essentials and launching an online business.

Join a class

We recommend you have a minimum level of English/literacy/ESOL at entry 3. You will need to come to an ICT assessment session. An adviser will discuss your needs and check your level, then enrol you on the most appropriate class, add you to the waiting list, or direct you to alternative provision in the borough.

Dates for upcoming assessment sessions for accredited courses

ICT Entry 3, ICT Level 1, ICT Level 2

Date Time Venue
Wednesday 22 April 2020 10am - 1pm Hackney Service Centre, 2 Hillman Street E8 1DY
Friday 24 April 2020 10am - 1pm Hackney Service Centre, 2 Hillman Street E8 1DY

Dates for upcoming assessment sessions for non-accredited courses

Google Office Suite essentials

Day Time Venue
Wednesday 24 June 2020 1pm - 3pm Children's Centre at Tyssen, Oldhill Street N16 6LR
Friday 3 July 2020 10am - 1pm Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street E8 1DY

Launching an online business: essentials

Day Time Venue
Wednesday 24 June 2020 10am - 12noon Woodberry Downs Children's Centre, Springpark Drive N4 2NP

For more information, download our leaflet, call 020 8820 7703 or email

Useful information about computer courses

How much do the courses cost?
All our courses are free, however some children’s centres will charge an admin fee to help with printing costs. This will typically be £10-£20.

How many days per week is the course?
All courses run two days a week. 

How long is a course?
The courses vary depending on the level and type of course.

Do you have courses in the evenings or weekends?
We do not run any evening and weekend courses.

What times do you courses run?
Morning courses are normally between 10.00am-1.00pm and afternoon courses are normally 1-3pm.

Do you provide childcare?
A few of our courses have childcare.

What documents do I need to join a class?
You will need to provide proof of income/benefits and a national insurance number.

Can I join a class if I am not a Hackney resident?
Yes but Hackney residents have priority.

Other contacts for ICT courses in Hackney


ICT for Adults

020 8820 7703
This page was last modified on: 26 Mar 2020