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Introduction to CALAT

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CALAT is one of the largest adult education providers in the country offering more than 500 part-time courses every year in three venues across the borough. Our award-winning provision has been delivering courses to residents in the borough for over 70 years.

We offer a 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. Remember, it’s never too late to learn.

Facilities and Services

CALAT has three sites located in central, south and north Croydon. We have a range of facilities and services to help you before you join your course and while you are studying. These include; hearing loops, disabled access and support with learning and child care (subject to eligibility). When you enrol we will ask if you need any extra support on your course, our aim is to enable all learners with physical or sensory disabilities, learning difficulties, health problems or mental health difficulties to join any CALAT course and to use the Learning Support service to get the most out of their time at CALAT.

Student story

Yadigar Garner

Yadigar came to the UK from Turkey 10 years ago, after marrying and having two children she went to university to study for an arts degree, here she realised she wanted to become a teacher. To improve her English Yadigar came to CALAT and enrolled on an ESOL course and achieved her Level 1. She then needed to gain a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths and knew where she would go to get what she needed. ‘CALAT have been so helpful and understanding. They could see what I was capable of achieving where I could not so I am very happy that I am going to realise my dream of being a teacher’.

Where you'll learn

Addresses for Calat

Calat Strand House, Zion Road Thornton Heath THORNTON HEATH CROYDON CR7 8RG Show on map
CALAT Central Croydon Centre Katharine Street CROYDON CROYDON CR9 1ET Show on map
CALAT New Addington Centre 61 Central Parade CROYDON CROYDON CR0 0JD Show on map


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