Improve your maths, English and digital skills to help tackle the cost of living

Surrey Adult Learning

Whether you want to learn a new skill, progress your career or take a course to help you and your household with the cost of living, there are lots of opportunities provided by the council to build on your skills.

Surrey Adult Learning provides hundreds of courses and workshops for adults of all abilities. There is something to suit everyone - you could pick up an art or craft class, learn a language, gain a new skill for work, or enjoy some physical activity or cooking classes.

Improve things by starting something new

Coping with the cost of living is challenging, but we have courses and workshops available to help you get back into work, live healthier, boost your mental health, look after your family and more. These are run both online and at our seven centres in Surrey.

Take a look at our skills table below to see some of the courses and workshops available and how they can help with the Cost of Living, help you upskill and support you gaining a new qualification or career.

UpskillingCost of livingNew qualification or new career
Digital skillsFamily learningGCSEs
English for Speakers of other languages (ESOL)

Healthy living (exercise, fitness and wellbeing classes)

English and Maths
Sewing for beginnersCookery essential skillsSmall business courses
CV writing, cover letters and interview techniquesPassport to wellbeing (mental health support)Over 250 arts, crafts and photography courses

You can find out about all these courses and workshops, and more details and information on everything Surrey Adult Learning has to offer on the Surrey Adult Learning webpages or call 0300 200 1044.


Multiply offers free maths courses to help adults in the local community boost their numeracy skills.

Our workshops are for adults aged 19 and over who don't have Maths GCSE at Grade C /4 (or equivalent) and live in Surrey. The workshops are designed to help you with lots of things, whether you need help with;

  • managing your bills,
  • budgeting,
  • improving your potential at work, or
  • your children and their homework

there is a Multiply course for you. Find out more about Multiply and the Multiply courses available in Surrey on our Multiply – free numeracy courses webpages.

Supported learning

There are also courses available to help develop independent living skills for adults with learning disabilities, in a collaborative and creative environment. These courses are designed to;

  • gain independence
  • develop communication skills
  • develop decision making and problem-solving skills
  • engage with and participate in the community
  • provide opportunities to maintain physical and mental well-being
  • develop English, maths and digital skills
  • enhance employability skills
  • gain confidence to make friends and develop social skills
  • acquire skills which have a positive impact on everyday life

To see the full range of courses available or to find out more about supported learning with Surrey Adult Learning, visit our Courses for adults with learning disabilities webpage.

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