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The Masbro Centre specialises in adult learning, in an informal, non-competitive environment, where everyone can achieve his or her best. The class sizes are small with experienced and friendly tutors who are always willing to help.

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Some courses are free of charge or a nominal enrolment fee. Enrolment for the classes is at the beginning of term and terms coincide with primary school dates.

Courses we currently offer are :-

• English Functional Skills Entry Levels 1-3, and Levels 1-2
• Information Technology Entry Levels 1-3, and Levels 1-2
• English as a Second Language [ESOL]

• Maths Level 1

English courses contain modules in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Maths Level 1.  All our courses are certificated by Edexcel/Pearson and our teaching staff are fully trained. We can also offer one to one support to students who may need higher levels of support  or have special needs via our team of volunteers.

In partnership with the Reader Organisation we also run a Reader Group where students listen to and read poems and stories, a wonderful way to make friends as well as enjoy literature. Come along to one of our drop in sessions on Thursdays 10.30 to 12.00pm.

For details of coming courses please email rosemarie@upg.org.uk or call the main reception on 020 7605 0800.  Crèche places for under 5s may be available on some courses.



Adult Learning Manager

E. rosemarie@upg.org.uk
T.   0207 605 0800

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Our employment and adult learning services are accredited by the Matrix Standard.

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It is important to book a crèche place before your session starts. We will be running settling-in sessions the week before courses begin to help your child make a good start in the crèche.

To book a place contact Monika on 020 7605 0800 or email: monika@upg.org.uk



Hind – Adult Learner, volunteer at Masbro and Brook Green Children’s Centres and user of employment programme.

My journey with Masbro Centre started in 2014 when I moved nearby. I used to come to Masbro with my children for play sessions, and once they started school I decided to brush up on my skills and started English, IT and maths courses. I found all tutors and staff friendly and extremely supportive, especially at challenging times. I also felt that there were always interesting and useful activities to do, for example Money Mentors, Readers Group, Volunteer training, and Into Work Club.

So far, I have achieved level 2 maths and since my numeracy skills proved strong, I started volunteering as a leader at maths exam revision classes. I also passed level 1 English and currently studying towards level 2. Additionally, I worked with the employment team to identify career goals and decided to qualify in childcare. I’m now studying Early Years Diploma and I’m volunteering at Masbro and Brook Green nurseries to build up experience. I look forward to completing the course and finding a job in childcare.

Hindi did it!

Hindi attended English and maths functional skills courses at Masbro Centre and successfully gained level 1 qualifications in both subjects. Getting these qualifications helped Hindi to improve her skills and confidence. Hindi moved into employment and works in a local school now.
Hindi says: When I applied for my job I had to complete a long application, numeracy and literacy tests and then online health and safety and food hygiene courses. I wouldn’t be able to complete the process if I didn’t go to English and maths at Masbro. I’m grateful to my teachers for their support and I recommend courses at Masbro to all people.

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Anything is possible, just ask Thoyeba

Thoyeba joined the employment programme at the Masbro Centre in January. She held undergraduate degree in business administration from overseas and wanted to progress her education further, however she needed to improve her English first.

Thoyba joined ESOL and English courses at the Masbro, and quickly progressed her way up to the highest level, achieving level 2 pass in July. While studying for her final English exams she applied for a place at university to study on a Business Top Up course and was accepted, starting the course in late September!

Thoyeba was extremely happy that she finally was able to reach for her dream career in business, open further employment opportunities and become a positive role model for her young son. Once she completes 1 year of Business top up course Thoyeba is planning to continue her education and study for a Master’s Degree in Business.

It was hard work especially because I have a little son to look after, but I kept my goal in mind and that helped me to stay focused, improve my English and secure a place at university. I am very excited and can’t wait to start my business course!

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The Masbro Employment Service can help you to choose further courses, find training, organise volunteering and work placements, update your CV and apply for jobs. Contact Gosia for more information on 0207 605 0800 or email gosia@upg.org.uk


We aim to provide a high quality service at all times and are open to any feedback you might have so we can hear if we are doing well but also so we can improve if things go wrong, Contact reception for feedback forms, talk to your tutor, or email rosemarie@upg.org.uk


UPG have an equal opportunities and health and safety policy. All students are expected to comply with these polices. Please ask at reception if you would like to see a copy of it.

10.00am to 12.00am English Functional Skills Entry Level Tutor Caroline Diggle 10.00 to 12.00 I – futures Employability and ICT 10.00 -12.00 Entry English Class classroom A
10.00 - 12.00 English Beginners Level Edward Woods Community Centre Tutor Eury Caldwell
10.30 to 12.00 Classroom B -Reader Group 10.00 -12.00 Entry English Class classroom A
1.00 pm to 3.00pm English Functional Skills Level 2 Classroom A Tutor Caroline Diggle 1.00 to 3.00 Beginners ESOL Flavia Day Classroom A Beginners English Entry 2-3 tutor Caroline Diggle Brook Green Creche available 1.00pm to 3.00 I-Futures Employability and ICT 1.00 pm to 3.00 English Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 Classroom A Tutor Caroline Diggle Creche available

For details of up-coming courses please contact

Masbro reception on 020 7605 0194 or email rosemarie@upg.org.uk 

Check out how what our students say about Masbro Adult Education classes
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"I needed level 2 qualification in Maths and English to study childcare. I was so happy to find out that Masbro run these courses in ‘school friendly’ times so I could study while my older children were at school.

While I was attending classes at Masbro, my little son was in the creche there, and loved it. That meant that I didn’t need to stress about him, as I knew he enjoyed his time."

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When I started classes at Masbro I hardly spoke any English, and now after 2 years of going to classes and the Readers Group I’m about to finish level 2 in English!

I’m now confident about writing and speaking, I can help my children with homework and I’m thinking of taking further qualifications. I’ve made great friends and learned about different  cultures – I feel part of the diverse local community.

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“I was nervous about studying again but the tutor was very friendly and supportive, and I quickly made friends with fellow students. I’ve improved my English and got a qualification in Maths.

I now feel much more confident about my literacy and numeracy skills and can now to help my children with homework. I also completed a money mentoring course which helped me to manage my finance and save up money.”

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