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How to Join a Course

How to join an ESOL, English or Maths course at Idea Store Learning

Our courses are very popular, and we cannot guarantee a place for everybody. If we cannot find you a course, we will always try and signpost you to other providers across the borough. 

Before you can enrol on a course, you will need to complete an assessment of your level and needs.

Functional Skills

We are now taking enquiries for Functional Skills courses starting in January 2022.  Please complete the enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you by the end of December with an appointment.


Our ESOL classes for the academic year are now full.
Our new courses will start in September 2022. Please complete the ESOL Enquiry Form and we will send you priority appointment booking information in August. Please note you are not guaranteed an appointment or a class as we are heavily over-subscribed. 

Are you currently looking for work but need to improve your skills or gain a qualification?

We work in partnership with WorkPath to offer a range of unique ESOL, English, Maths and Employability courses that can help you on your pathway to employment.

For more information about WorkPath and to register as a client please visit their website. As part of the registration process, you will complete an online English and Maths assessment and your advisor can refer you to our courses if you need additional support.

Idea Store Conversation Club
Is English your second language and you want to practise speaking it with others? Then join our weekly Conversation Club. We have two sessions:

Online Session
Wednesdays, 11am - 12noon.

Email or and we will send you an invite to the next session

From Tuesday 19 October Conversation Club will return in person to Idea Store Chrisp Street.