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Information for Learners

Welcome to Idea Store Learning

Whether you’ve studied with us before or you are a new learner, we’re delighted that you have chosen Idea Store Learning.

Our aim is to enable you to achieve your full potential. Whatever your ambitions, we can work together to help you achieve it.

Our tutors and learning manager are dedicated professionals with years of experience in industry and adult education. We work together to make sure that you get all the support you need to help fulfil your ambitions.

Under 19-year-olds

Unfortunately, you cannot enrol on one of our courses if you are under 19 years of age. We are funded by the government to run courses for learners who are aged 19 and over.

Idea Store Learning | Yearly term dates

Term A - Winter term

  • Monday 18 September 2023 to Sunday 17 December 2023
  • Half term: Monday 23 October 2023 to Sunday 29 October 2023

Term B - Spring term

  • Monday 8 January 2024 to Sunday 31 March 2024
  • Half term: Monday 12 February 2024 to Sunday 18 February 2024

Term C - Summer term

  • Monday 22 April 2024 to Sunday 7 July 2024
  • Half term: Monday 27 May 2024 to Sunday 2 June 2024
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Please note that we are unable to offer creche facilities on site within our Idea Stores however your local Children and Family Centre offers a wide variety of programmes and employment pathways for families with children from birth – 19 years old (25 years old for children with SEND).

These courses include free creche provision for children aged six months to five years old.

For more information about the courses available and how to apply, please see the Parenting and Adult Education courses directory.

There are a wide range of childcare options available across the borough. The Tower Hamlets Council website provides information on the schemes available to help with the costs of childcare.