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'Based in Balham, St Francis Xavier College is a highly-performing sixth form college offering 50+ study options.'
‘Learning never exhausts the mind.’ – Leonardo d Vinci
‘Not just a sixth form…’
We have a course for you!
In addition to our high quality sixth form provision, here at SFX our Community Education programme offers a wide range of exciting short courses to everyone aged 19+.
Whether you want to learn for leisure, pleasure or to improve a skill, Community Education at SFX is a "hidden gem" offering a host of courses which is wide-ranging, engaging and recreational. Taught by enthusiastic, experienced, skilled tutors - many of whom have been with us for many years.
What's on offer
Learn to speak Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Japanese at SFX, in the evenings, from beginners to advanced level in relaxed but stimulating classes with experienced tutors who are passionate about helping adults develop their language skills. Conversational language classes during the daytime are very popular, lively and sociable.
Rejuvenate both body and mind in a peaceful, focused evening exercise class: Pilates and Yoga are on offer for fitness and wellbeing. More vigorous exercisers have the opportunity to take up a Tap dance class or enrol to use the state of the art fitness gym suite, which is open to adults as part of the Community Education programme. All fitness classes are taught under the guidance of an experienced trainer.
Develop or improve artistic and creative talents in an Art For All, Life Drawing, Creative Writing, Knitting, Jewellery Making, Leathercraft or Floristry class or broaden your performance or musical talent in a Drama, Vocal Skills, Song-writing, Singing or Guitar group. Enjoy and discuss films from around the world in the Cinema class or develop your digital still or movie Photography skills. All this is on offer - see our prospectus.
Relax and explore different wines (complemented by delicious food) in a wine appreciation or "Know Your Wine" class presented by experts from the Wine and Food Academy - extremely popular term after term.
Why not indulge yourself with a course which we guarantee you will neither forget nor regret? It could well be the tonic you were looking for!
I joined this class on the advice of my osteopath and it really has made a huge difference to my back problems. The tutor, Rachel, makes sure that everyone receives individual attention and tailors the exercises to fit each individual. I'm very much enjoying the course.
In the caring and clever hands of our brilliant tutor Rachel, we Pilates beginners are guided through all the essentials of this flexible fitness exercise. The class is friendly with no shouty teachers or superfit show-offs, and the exercises make more of a difference to my fitness and health than I could have imagined. If you have backache, Pilates can fix it and fixed mine in 5 classes . It works and it's great.
Catherine manages our class of anything between 4 and 10 tap dancing beginners very well. We all have great fun and learn all the steps at our different speeds. Mostly we all get there in the end, and the hour-long lessons are really enjoyable, especially after a hard day's work! Highly recommended.
This is an excellent class; great fun and keeping fit at the same time. Every half term the tutor, Kathryn, choreographs a new routine to teach and she has endless patience in ensuring that everyone knows the steps.
Great venue, well run and always very helpful. The German course has a good steady pace and the teacher responds well to questions and helps when needed.
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