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    Hundreds of people thank us every year for helping them to improve their English. Courses may be FREE for learners who have been living in the European Economic Area (EEA), including the United Kingdom, for at least three years. Call 020 8496 2974 today to book your English language assessment.
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30+ Apprenticeship jobs available now

Apprenticeships provide the best of both worlds with high-quality, work based training programmes. They are a fantastic way to launch yourself into a career when you have finished school. It’s also a great route for those already in employment to develop or change their future prospects and career.

We have a number of Apprenticeship job vacancies throughout Waltham Forest Council and private employers within the borough looking to recruit apprentices. These roles offer excellent prospects for progression to permanent employment.

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Enrolling now for courses starting in January 2019

You may be entitled to FREE courses or up to 70% off.

If you are not entitled to free or discounted courses you can get 10% off all course fees when you enrol at one of our information sessions.

Come along to our information, advice and enrolment sessions. You can find out more about the courses by speaking to the staff who teach them. You can also be assessed and interviewed for enrolment and meet advisers to discuss study skills and additional learning support.

If you are not able to come to an information, advice and enrolment session you can contact us at any time by calling or visiting one of our centres.

Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road, Walthamstow E17 8QR

Tuesday 8 January 2019, 10am – 12noon

Wednesday 9 January 2019, 6pm – 8pm

The Junction Centre
2-4 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF

Thursday 10 January 2019, 10am – 12noon

You can also:

FREE Volunteering - English Conversation Club Volunteer Training

This opportunity is open to anyone, of any age or background, who would like to volunteer to run informal English Conversation Clubs for non-English speaking adults in the borough of Waltham Forest. We have clubs currently running in schools, children’s centres, places of worship and community centres.

You need to have excellent communication skills, an ability to get on with a diverse group of people, and be able to commit to supporting an English Conversation Club after the course finishes. To complete the course and gain the Level 3 City & Guilds you will also need to be able to write confidently.

The course is accredited by City & Guilds. You will be working towards the Level 3 Award in Supporting Learning.

For more information email conversationclub.als@walthamforest.gov.uk or call 020 8496 1130.

Earn, Learn and Live - Apprenticeships

Getting a job is a competitive business in this current climate. Employers look for work-ready people who commit to learning new skills and want to succeed. Our Apprenticeships will give you the skills, experience and qualifications that you need to get on in life and start your career.

We offer a range of exciting apprenticeship programmes for motivated young people who want to get on in life and further their career. To apply you need to be 16-24, highly motivated, work ready and have good English and maths. We offer apprenticeships with highly respected, successful private and public sector employers. Apprenticeships offer employment, a salary and a mix of on and off the job training to gain level two or level three qualifications to achieve the apprenticeship framework. Achieving an apprenticeship framework typically takes between 12 and 18 months.

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Our focus for the Adult Learning Service is helping you get the skills that employers need – from beginner level upwards. Our courses are easy to access, local and at times and days to meet your needs.

See what people that have been on our courses say about them.

  1. Office Procedures course

    “The lecturer and other pupils were friendly and made the course enjoyable.”

  2. Universal Jobmatch

    “I got to learn basic computer information, at the start I knew nothing”

  3. ICT Skills for Work – ITQ Level 1 Award

    “Tutor went out of her way to ensure we learnt, enjoyed and hopefully passed this course. Course both enjoyable and useful.”

  4. Family Art

    “Introduced me to new skills, especially felt making. Also doing activities with my children was a lovely experience.”