Our Communicate Adult Learning Programme offers 18 free Functional and Basic Skills courses that are tailored to meet the changing needs of individuals, enabling them to play a fuller role in the community and realise their potential. We offer both daytime and evening courses and the majority of our courses are accredited.

The ClementJames Centre is registered as a recognised Ascentis Centre and our courses are designed for people who have English as a second language. Courses run termly from September to December, January to April and from April to July every year.                                         

Functional and Basic Skills Courses                                                                        

We provide 18 courses of friendly Functional and Basic Skills classes in the local community. We cater for individual needs, develop basic skills and improve written and spoken English. All courses have embedded I.T. classes. We also offer some classes in the evening and on Sundays.

  • Functional Skills English Entry 1 *
  • Functional Skills English Entry 2 *
  • Functional Skills English Entry 3 *
  • Functional Skills English Level 1 *
  • Preparation for Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Academic Study Skills (Preparation for IELTS)
  • Basic Communication Skills 
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Advanced Presentation Skills
  • Building Workplace Confidence
  • Literacy for Cab Drivers (Entry Level)
  • English for Cab Drivers (Entry Level)
  • Numeracy through Arts and Crafts
  • Beginners ICT Skills
  • Elementary ICT Skills
  • Advanced ICT Skills
  • ICT for Administration (advanced)
  • Information, Advice & Guidance (by appointment)

Courses marked * lead to external accreditation by Ascentis

Student Criteria
We predominantly teach students who live in the Royal of Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, and who either receive benefits, live in social housing and/or have a low household income.

Preparation for IELTS
This class enables students to attain a high quality, globally recognised accreditation in a local, friendly setting.

If you would like to find out about any of these courses, please contact Ivana on or call 020 7221 8810.