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About Idea Store Learning

Idea Store Learning is the Adult and Community Learning service for Tower Hamlets Council and we are committed to ensuring that learning opportunities are continuing to be delivered. The Idea Stores and the Shadwell Centre will re-open for teaching and learning on the 28th September.  We are adapting our programmes to allow as many as possible to run in the current circumstances.

If current restrictions are relaxed, we will be expanding the numbers of places and programmes available.

Enrolments are scheduled to begin on the 1st September.

We are delivering a limited number of courses face to face in classrooms.  Face to face courses will have reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.  We will deliver some of our courses remotely using a range of methods including virtual classes, pre-recorded content and uploading of work to online platforms.

This Autumn term we will not be recruiting new ESOL learners, as we are working with learners whose programmes were disrupted in the Summer term.  We will be recruiting for January and information will be available on this website.

All courses are subject to change.

E-Learning advertised class times:  We will be in touch with you to let you know the schedule of class delivery which will include zoom sessions and tutor feedback.

If you have questions about your course, please email  with your name, course title and/or number and the name of your tutor, so that we can help you.

If you are interested in enrolling on an Idea Store Learning course in the future, please keep checking this page for updates. You can find out more about the courses we teach by visiting our course pages, using the links on the right-hand side of this page.