Phoenix Kwantlen Learning Centre

Improve your education with adult learning

The PKLC is an adult learning centre at the Phoenix Centre and a key service for participants rebuilding their lives.

Have you ever wanted to:

  • Improve your reading, writing or critical thinking?
  • Upgrade your English or Math skills to get ready for a test or training?
  • Earn the BC Adult Graduation Diploma?
  • Develop necessary skills for a promotion or further education?

The Phoenix-Kwantlen Learning Centre empowers adult learners to re-enter the educational arena and the labour market through individualized assessment and action planning that include lifelong learning goals. The centre provides community-based instruction in English and math from basic literacy level through Grade 11. It also helps adult learners move on to Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s campus or to other formal educational settings.


"I found PKLC an inviting, safe place where I could upgrade my education which will allow me to upgrade my life." -Shameer Shamji 


"When I first started class at the Phoenix Kwantlen Learning Centre, I was scared and thought I would have a hard time learning anything. I was wrong. The teachers have been patient, understanding and encouraging.Today I am excited and confident about learning." -Hedy Wolfe

"I really enjoy coming here to upgrade math and English. Everyone is supportive and the staff is wonderful." –Angela

"The teachers here are very helpful and supportive. I would highly recommend this school to anyone wanting to further their education!" –Andy

"Very good teachers and a relaxed atmosphere." –Tyrone

"The Instructors are really great people who make learning easy and enjoyable. I enjoy coming here." –Dillon


Do you need help funding your studies? Fill out one simple application to apply for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG). Assistance with the application is readily available. Please see Funding for Adult Basic Education Programs for more information.

Information & Enrolment

Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am–12:30 pm & 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

The program is offered on-site at the Phoenix Centre, which is located only five minutes from King George Skytrain station and one minute from Surrey Memorial Hospital.

For more information please contact, call 604.587.6693 or visit Phoenix Society.

Phoenix Society Main Office