Idea Store Learning

Idea Store Learning is the Adult and Community Learning service for the council. We are committed to ensuring that learning opportunities continue to be delivered.

The Idea Stores and the Shadwell Centre will re-open for teaching and learning on the 28 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.

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 page.

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.

How to Enrol

You can enrol online and make payment by credit or debit card on the Tribal website or in person at any of our stores, during opening hours.


Enrol online and make payment by credit or debit card on the Idea Store website


If you are claiming a concession fee, you will need to enrol online and upload current proof of your benefit or other status and supply photographic ID, such as a passport.

Information and support

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.