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CALAT’s award-winning provision has been delivering courses to residents in the borough of Croydon and beyond for over 70 years.

Our exciting programme includes a wide variety of recreational, academic, pre-vocational and vocational courses. Subject areas include; Health & social care, creative arts, business administration, ICT, languages, English and maths, English for speakers of other languages, Childcare and education and courses for adults with learning disabilities.

We also work with businesses and employers to deliver training aimed at raising the skills level of employees and developing the workforce.

CALAT is The home of Adult Education in Croydon!

Not only did the classes help reassure me but offered great ideas for home learning activities. (read more)

Sawsan Maraqa, Family Learning

I’ve always loved learning and if you do too then CALAT is a great place to come. (read more)

Jessica Emerson, ALDD and Study Programme

Learners make good progress on their courses and achieve very well. CALAT’s work is highly valued, both by the borough’s councillors and senior managers, and by Croydon’s residents.

Ofsted, 2016 Report

I’m no longer scared to learn and have learnt how I can make the most of every class I take part in, I know that anyone can succeed. (read more)

Ann Henry, English Level 1

The support was really good with CALAT if you had any problems during your time with them and completing the course enabled me to have the confidence to apply for various administration vacancies. (read more)

Angel Tocknell, Business and Administration Level 2

I loved the course, I used to look forward to going in for the classes which is not something I would have ever said when I was at school! The tutor was amazing and my classmates were a really fun group. (read more)

Liya Jacob, ICT and Computing

Having not studied for over 20 years, I felt somewhat apprehensive about the course but my tutor (who was also my assessor) was very supportive and really encouraged me. (read more)

Nikki Geordiades, Childcare and Education

Mark, our tutor, really put me at ease and allowed me to express myself at my own pace, if it wasn’t for him I don’t think I’d have had the confidence to see the course through to the end. (read more)

Karen Johnson, Arts and Crafts

CALAT has opened up language learning for me, and I love my Monday night classes! Merci beaucoup Alex et CALAT!. (read more)

Amanda Pavon-Lopez, Languages

Studying with CALAT has really improved my confidence and has made me push myself to the next level and continue improving…I could not recommend CALAT enough. (read more)

Sherine, Entry Level 3 English & Maths

I am so proud of how far I have come. You don’t have to write yourself off. There are places, like CALAT, where you go and learn and grow in an amazing environment and I couldn’t praise them more highly. (read more)

Kim, ICT & Administration

I searched around London for classes and was so delighted to find CALAT. I’ve now been studying Portuguese once a week at CALAT for almost 3 years and I absolutely love the support from my tutor as well as the camaraderie and support from my classmates. (read more)

Leanne, Portuguese student

Tutors establish supportive learning environments and manage learning well. Learners with specific identified needs benefit from effective additional support.

Ofsted, 2016 Report

I researched loads of potential learning venues for Spanish courses but CALAT was far and away the best choice. My tutor was excellent and I felt the course progression was really well measured with real results from the beginning. (read more)

Dan, Spanish student

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