What is Adult Learning doing in the community?

What we offer our learners:

Outreach courses provide learning opportunities towards a brighter future for those who may find it difficult to access learning.

We work in partnership to offer tailor-made courses which aim to:

  • increase confidence
  • boost knowledge and skills
  • provide enjoyable learning experiences

Our offer includes Employability, Arts and Crafts, Exercise to Music, Maths, and IT (subject to tutor availability and appropriate venue facilities), though we are open to discussing other subject options.

How our work has made a difference:

Peter first engaged with our team at a homeless hostel in Guildford. He had limited Maths ability, and after some basic Maths and English tuition, Peter went onto a pre-GCSE Maths course in one of our centres.

Peter thought: "I can crack this!".

He said: "I want to get out of the rut, get up and make something of myself and I wish I had done this before."

Our Partners

Our courses are set up in cooperation with our partners to ensure that all learners' needs are met. Some of our partnerships include Probation, The Job Centre, York Road Project, Vaughan House, Kennedy Scott, Catalyst, and The Welcome Project.


We have a range of courses running throughout the term with varying start dates. These include Employability, Numeracy, Mental Wellbeing, Tai Chi Essentials, Easy-Print Making and Healthy Cooking on a Budget. See our current outreach courses.

Contact us

Theah Dix

  • Email: theah.dix@surreycc.gov.uk
  • Phone: 07970 311907

Thea Vermeulen:

  • Email: thea.vermeulen@surreycc.gov.uk
  • Phone: 07773 179218

Files available to download

  • Next Steps leaflet (PDF)
    Leaflet providing information about further learning opportunities through Surrey Adult Learning.