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Merton Adult Education

From September 2016, South Thames College took over the provision of the majority of Merton Council's adult education provision.

Courses that were previously run at the Whatley Avenue Centre moved across to our Merton Campus. So if you're looking to learn a new hobby, brush up your work-skills or want to make some new friends, we're certain we'll have a course for you.

Before you can enrol on our GCSE and English courses and some of our IT, business, childcare and teaching courses you will need to come in to College for an advice and guidance session. You can book your place on a session at the bottom of the page and by visiting our English and maths and ESOL pages.

Please remember to bring your passport or birth certificate with you after your advice and guidance session so you can enrol on a course.

Please also note that courses at Merton Adult Education are only available to those who are 19+.

Getting here


After 6pm and at weekends you can park for free in our car park. For daytime courses, you can use Morden Park pay and display car park which is based behind the college. Find the prices for Morden Park car park here.

Getting here

Our campus is based on London Road, surrounded by Morden Park. We're within easy access of Morden South and Morden train stations, and are on the bus route for the 93, 80 and 154 buses. Plan your journey below.

Our facilities

Our Adult Education Centre is set apart from the rest of the college with its own entrance and study areas, so you'll take your course amongst a community of other adult learners. We have state of the art teaching facilities so you'll be studying in a modern and innovative environment.

There are plenty of things to see and do when you visit us. We have our own restaurant on-site - Taste - where our Hospitality and Catering students create gourmet menus for a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. You can pop by for lunch, dinner or just to have a drink - see Taste's menus to find out more.

You could also treat yourself to a hair or beauty treatment at our Salon, and we often offer pamper packages where you can have a beauty treatment and lunch at Taste for a reduced cost. 

We also have a team of specialist advisers who can offer careers and education guidance if you want to progress onto a longer course or are looking to change direction in your career. 

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  • Vocational Advice and Guidance

    These vocational advice and guidance sessions are for AAT Access Award in Accounting Software Level 1, AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1, AAT Access Award in Business Skills Level 1, Caring for Children Level 1 and ECDL Extra Level 2 courses.

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Pam Woolrych - Hand Embroidery
Pam Woolrych

I joined the course five years ago after I retired and was slightly alarmed to find that learning wasn't just a one-way thing.

We learn new stitches and methods, and innovative ways of incorporating them into items which we are challenged to design and make ourselves.  This challenge releases our latent creativity and results in an amazing variety of beautiful creations made by members of the course.