Joining a course

Please enrol as soon as possible and at least 2 weeks before your chosen course is due to start. Courses cannot start unless enough students enrol. If for any reason a course is delayed or cancelled prior to starting we will try to contact you on the tel. no. given on your enrolment form.

Enrolment by Post

You can apply by post for non-funded courses (not pre-fixed by the letters  ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’) by downloading an enrolment form from our website. If you are enrolling by post and wish to claim a concession you will need to include proof of your benefit (please see ‘concessions’ section below. Swarthmore is a not-for-profit charity and cannot confirm receipt of your enrolment form unless a stamped address envelope is included. You are welcome to ring the Centre to confirm receipt, if preferred. We cannot accept enrolments without payment.

Enrolment times at the Centre


Wednesday 13 December 9am – 7.30pm

Thursday 14 December 9am – 7.30pm

Friday 15 December closed (staff training)

Monday 18 December 9am – 4.30pm

Tuesday 19 December 9am – 4.30pm

Wednesday 20 December 9am – 4.30pm

Closed for the festive period– 21 December – 1 January


Re-open from – Tuesday 2 January

Monday – Thursday        9am – 7.30pm

Friday –                         9am – 3pm

Open Days(Group visits must be arranged in advance)

Wednesday 3 January 2018 – 10.30am – 1.30pm & 5-7pm


Half-term opening times  12  – 16 February 2018

Monday – Thursday            9am – 4.30pm

Friday                                 9am – 3pm


Enrol on funded courses (pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’.)

Funding is available for courses pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’.  Please read the Costs page for more information.

Cost of Courses

Costs are shown alongside each course in the brochure with concession rates in brackets e.g.
£59 (R: £45 A: £25)