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<p><strong>About Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS)</strong></p><p>HALS is Haringey’s lifelong learning service for people aged 19 and over. We aim to be open, welcoming and supportive.</p><p>People join our courses because they want to:</p><ul><li>Upskill to get better work or earn more</li><li>Reskill to switch careers</li><li>Keep healthy, active and well</li><li>Get more fully involved and integrated in their local communities</li><li>Build confidence as a learner, if education wasn’t a great experience first time round</li></ul><p>We are known for our friendly, welcoming staff, skilled and passionate tutors and the close, supportive working relationships learners make with each other on courses. Feedback from learners is immensely positive. Mostly, they tell us HALS feels like a community where they achieve things they thought they’d never be able to.&nbsp;</p><p>Our class sizes are relatively small, so we can ensure that each learner gets individual attention and support. Whatever your previous experience or level of education, we’ll find a place for you. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive service, open to anyone.&nbsp;</p><p>We work in close partnership with the GLA (Greater London Authority) as well as local schools, libraries, employers, and voluntary/community organisations to ensure that we constantly improve standards of provision. We are currently rated as ‘Good’ by OFSTED. In our last inspection report, (December 2016), OFSTED wrote:&nbsp;</p><p>“Learners make tremendous gains in self-confidence as a result of the learning programmes they complete and volunteering roles they undertake. Tutors have high expectations as to what learners can achieve. Learners produce a good standard of work and tutors motivate learners to develop the skills they need”.&nbsp;</p><p>We go the extra mile to ensure that you choose the right course for you. Learners are invited to a pre-course assessment where we make sure you get placed at the right level. At HALS, you will have further opportunities to discuss your learning or career before, during or after attending a course, and you will be given support to move on into work, further study or volunteering. We have a popular, well-equipped Open Learning Centre that provides information about careers and job opportunities and where trained staff can assist you to move on and achieve your goals.&nbsp;</p><p>We like to encourage our learners wherever possible to get involved in the running of HALS. Each class has a representative and class reps meet regularly to feedback about their group’s experiences. We run a wide range of health and wellbeing activities for learners to participate in alongside their studies, such as ‘tea and talk’ sessions, lunchtime lectures from visiting speakers and campaigns on a range of issues from reading and Maths to dyslexia and mental health.&nbsp;</p><p>We believe that learning transforms lives. Sign up today!&nbsp;</p><p>Simon Beer – Head of Service&nbsp;</p><p>There is more information on <a href="https://www.haringey.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/adult-learning-service">Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS) Website</a></p>