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Our Newham Learning & Skills Learner Newsletter

Update from the Head of Service- Jaspal Dhaliwal 

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Welcome back from the half term.

 I hope you are feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your obstacles and achieve your goals. 

In the spirit of continuous learning and growth, it brings me immense joy to acknowledge the unwavering commitment and determination exhibited by you. Your journey towards knowledge, skill acquisition, and personal development is truly inspiring.

 In this edition of the learner bulletin we touch on some amazing learner success stories, improvements to our centres, a series of successful online safety workshops and much more.

Jaspal Dhaliwal

Head of Our Newham Learning & Skills

Important Dates

10 week courses end       Friday 22 March 2024

12 week courses end       Thursday 28th March 2024

Free Opportunity!

Discover exciting learning opportunities with Our Newham Learning & Skills! 

We are thrilled to offer three engaging online short courses to all Newham residents. Whether you're interested in enhancing your expertise in cyber security, coding, or data protection/data security, we have the perfect courses for you. 

Take advantage of this unique chance to develop valuable skills from the comfort of your own home. For more details, contact farheen.butt@newham.gov.uk

Upcoming Events

  • Cambridge Trip for ESOL learner

Date: 02/05/24

Day: Thursday

Time: 9am- 5pm

Price: £22 

Activities: Punting, visiting  Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Market, Newtons Apple's Tree, Zoology Museum, etc.

  • Oxford Trip for ESOL learners

Date: 02/05/24

Day: Thursday 

Time: 9am- 5pm

Price: £22 

Activities: Punting, visiting Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Market, Newtons Apple's Tree, Zoology Museum, etc.

Interested? Please speak to Business Support from reception who will collect the fee and add your name to the list.

We only have 50 spaces available!

Our Newham Learning & Skills Open Days

We are back with our final open day for this academic year for term C! 

We offer an exciting range of non-accredited courses that allow your inner creativity to emerge and flourish! From sewing to music; from beauty to cooking, there’s something for everyone. 

Our open days will provide you with the opportunity to find out more about courses, complete any relevant assessments and enrol during the day. 

The open days are for potential learners looking to enrol for the courses starting from May 2024.

Mark the dates:

  • Friday 22nd March, 10am- 1pm, Forest Gate Learning Zone
  • Thursday 28th March, 10am – 1pm, Beckton Globe

ESOL Reading Challenge

In a world bustling with distractions, where screens often steal the spotlight from pages, there's a quiet revolution brewing—one that celebrates the timeless allure of books. Our ESOL learners have been keeping busy with a reading challenge. Learners were encouraged to read a series of books or explore specific genres, authors, or themes within a set timeframe to further developing their English outside of our classrooms. 

Well done to all learners who participated! Your work is on display across our centres.

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ONLS online Safety Workshops

Across the winter period, we hosted a series of online safety workshops for our learners. Throughout these workshops we covered: staying safe online, internet safety and identifying online dangers. Learners were thrilled with the session and took away key pieces of information which they can apply to everyday life. 

“I learnt many things about how to be safe online. For example, how to identify fake links, scamming. It was fabulous!” 


“This was a very informative session! Very important in my future field of work, Childcare.” 

-Sharmim PATEL Early Years Practitioner FGLZ

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New Phone Lines

To ensure we have great customer services and to ensure your calls are answered / dealt accordingly, we have improved our phone lines. 

Forest Gate Learning Zone: 0208 149 5201

Beckton Globe: 0208 149 5202

Gainsborough Learning Centre: 0208 149 5203

Priory Park: 0208 149 5204

Little Ilford Learning Zone: 0208 149 5205

Creche Facility:

Forest Gate: 0208 149 5211

Beckton Globe: 0208 149 5212

Little Ilford: 0208 149 5215

Creche Facility

Did you know that we offer crèche facility for learners enrolled onto a course? Why not provide your child with a safe environment to learn, grow and play in one of our crèches whilst you learn in our classrooms? 

With our specialised and experienced staff your child can play and join in with educational activities. Crèche Locations:

  • Forest Gate Learning Zone- 1 Woodford Road E7 0DH 
  • Beckton Globe- 1 Kingsford Way E6 5JQ 
  • Little Ilford Learning Zone- 1A Rectory Road E12 6JB 

Please enquire at your nearest centre

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