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How to Enrol

Summer term: browsing online will be available week beginning 14 March with enrolments open from 28 March at 10am

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

It has come to our attention that emails are being sent to learners from helpdesk@ideastorelearning asking you to activate your account.
Please note these emails are scam emails and not from us. Please do not click on the links, just delete them.


How to Enrol Online

To enrol online, using our Course Search page, click on the search for courses here button.  This will take you to our enrolment system. There you can search for various courses.  You will need to register to create an account. If you are paying a concession you must provide your evidence, by uploading it to the system. If you enrol on a course that is fully booked you will be automatically added to the waiting list.
Visit the Course Search

What do I need to supply when I enrol?

If you are claiming a concession fee, you will need to enrol online and upload an up-to-date proof of your benefit or other status Idea Store - Concessionary Fees and supply photographic ID, such as a passport.

If you are a returning learner who uploaded your evidence in the previous term, you are not required to upload evidence again.

Confirmation of enrolment

All our courses are filled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. You are advised to enrol as early as possible to
avoid disappointment. All learners who enrol on a course will receive a receipt from Idea Store Learning together with an enrolment confirmation.

Course Information

Course information is provided on the Idea Store curriculum pages, or an outline is viewable for each course in the online enrolment course details screen.

If you want to join an ESOL class (English for Speakers of Other Languages) you will need to have a one-to-one interview with an ESOL specialist who will find the right course for you.

If you require any other course information please go to our Frequently Asked Questions page you will find answers there. 

ESOL, English and Maths Courses

Before enrolling on an ESOL, English or Maths course, you will need to have an assessment. For more information about this and to add your name to one of our enquiry lists, please see our ESOL, English and Maths page

Learner Support and Assisted Learning

If you have declared a learning difficulty, disability or support need whilst enrolling and you require support/assistance in class or to complete your course, please discuss your needs with your tutor at the first lesson.  
If you are studying in an online group, then you can arrange a one to one online discussion with your tutor, after the session, or by email.

Health Screening Questionnaires

If you are enrolling on a fitness or dance course you will be required to complete a health questionnaire.  When enrolling online you will find the electronic form at the end of the process.  Please note it is compulsory to complete this form only once for the academic year.

Learning Resources

Study and Learn at Home offers Idea Store members free access to a wide range of resources, including eBooks, audiobooks, journals, magazines, dictionaries, and encyclopaedias.

Contact Us

If you are having difficulty in accessing Online Enrolment, please email
You can call 020 7364 5665. Lines are open 10am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  (Course Information cannot be provided but can be accessed via the ‘Course Search’ and FAQs section).