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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.


January Information, advice and enrolment sessions

We run regular information, advice and enrolment sessions where 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.

Dates, times and centres for the next information and assessment sessions are:

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

  • 11 January 2018, 10am – 12noon
  • 13 January 2018, 10am – 1pm

Leyton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
3 The Square, High Road Leyton, Leyton E10 5NR

  • 11 January 2018, 6pm – 8pm

New prospectus

The new Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service January 2018 – July 2018 course prospectus is now available online. Featuring information about many of the hundreds of courses that we run every year this is your handy guide to your next course.

Download the Adult Learning Prospectus January 2018 - July 2018 now and book your next course.

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FREE courses for Jobseekers

Help with up to 70% of course fees if you are receiving a means tested benefit.

If you do not qualify for free or discounted courses we are offering a fantastic 10% discount offer on all bookings until Sunday 14 January 2018.

You can contact us by calling or visiting one of our centres.

English Conversation Club, Volunteer Training

Are you interested in volunteering? Are you a confident English Speaker? Have you got one or two hours to spare each week? Would you be interested in helping people improve their English speaking skills?

Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service is currently offering training for anyone who would like to be a volunteer running an informal “English Conversation Club” for non-English speaking adults in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

We already have a number of clubs successfully running in schools, community centres and children’s centres round the borough.

If you are interested in becoming an “English Conversation Club” volunteer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for further information by emailing conversationclub.als@walthamforest.gov.uk or phoning 020 8496 1130 for more details.


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.”



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