Information, advice and enrolment sessions

A busy Queens Road Learning Centre with lots of people outside during a jobs fair.

Our experienced staff offer impartial information and advice to help you make decisions about your learning. You will also get information about additional learning and financial support that you may be entitled to. We also provide information on next step progression routes including career development opportunities or other providers.

  • Visit or call one of our main centres.
  • Come along to one of our open days listed below

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

  • Tuesday 10 September 2019, 10am – 2pm
  • Tuesday 17 September 2019, 6pm – 8pm
  • Friday 10 January 2020, 10am – 2pm

The Junction
2–4 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF

  • Thursday 12 September 2019, 10am – 2pm
  • Saturday 11 January 2020, 10am – 2pm

Pre-course information and assessment session

If you want to do a qualification course you will need to have an assessment before you can enrol.

  • You will have an English assessment and a short check of maths and digital skills. This will let you know the level you’re working at and help you choose the right course. We can also talk about what support we can offer to help you to succeed.
  • Please bring any certificates for courses or qualifications that you already have.
  • At busy times, an assessment session can last between 1 and 2 hours. Please arrive on time. No children to avoid distractions to you and other learners.

You must book for the sessions below by visiting our centres or by calling 020 8496 2974.

Childcare, health and social care, wellbeing, teaching, education and training, hair and beauty information and assessment sessions.

All of the sessions below will be held at Queens Road Learning Centre, 97 Queens Road, Walthamstow E17 8QR.

  • Tuesday 20 August 2019, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 27 August 2019, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 24 September 2019, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 29 October 2019, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 19 November 2019, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 9 December 2019, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 21 January 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 11 February 2010, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 3 March 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 24 March 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 21 April 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 12 May 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 2 June 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 30 June 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 7 July 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 14 July 2020, 10am – 12noon

Digital skills, job skills, personal development, job clubs, volunteering, work skills for over 50’s programme, business, finance and enterprise assessment sessions.

All of the sessions below will be held at The Junction, 2–4 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF

  • Wednesday 11 September 2019, 6pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 19 September 2019, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 1 November 2019, 1pm – 3pm
  • Friday 24 January 2020, 1pm – 3pm
  • Friday 6 March 2020, 1pm – 3pm
  • Friday 24 April 2020, 1pm – 3pm
  • Friday 5 June 2020, 1pm – 3pm
  • Friday 17 July 2020, 1pm – 3pm

All of the sessions below will be held at Queens Road Learning Centre, 97 Queens Road, Walthamstow E17 8QR

  • Monday 16 September 2019, 2pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday 1 October 2019, 3pm – 5pm
  • Tuesday 19 November 2019, 3pm – 5pm
  • Wednesday 8 January 20206pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday 11 February 2020, 3pm – 5pm
  • Tuesday 24 March 2020, 3pm – 5pm
  • Tuesday 12 May 2020, 3pm – 5pm
  • Tuesday 30 June 2020, 3pm – 5pm
  • Tuesday 7 July 2020, 3pm – 5pm

English and maths FREE courses for adults

These part-time courses help you improve your English and maths and gain a nationally recognised qualification – from beginners to GCSE.

Courses are available daytime and evening. All English and maths courses are FREE if you do not already have English or maths GCSE grade A*-C and have lived in the United Kingdom or the European Economic Area (EEA) continuously for three years.

If you have English as a second language and would like to talk to us about our courses for ESOL learners please see below for information about ESOL language assessments.

English and maths courses start in February and September. Before you enrol we need to assess your level of English or maths so we can tell you which course is best for you. Assessments will take at least one hour. Please do not bring young children with you as they may get bored and distract you or other learners. The dates for assessments are listed below, to book your place please call 020 8496 2974 to make an appointment. You must book to attend these assessments.

All of the sessions below will be held at The Junction, 2–4 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF

  • Wednesday 11 September 2019, 6pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 19 September 2019, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 27 September 2019, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 22 November 2019, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 14 February 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 15 May 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 10 July 2020, 10am – 12noon

All of the sessions below will be held at Queens Road Learning Centre, 97 Queens Road, Walthamstow E17 8QR

  • Monday 16 September 2019, 2pm – 4pm
  • Friday 1 November 2019, 10am – 12noon
  • Wednesday 8 January 2020, 6pm – 8pm
  • Friday 24 January 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Wednesday 12 February 2020, 6pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 13 February 2020, 6pm – 8pm
  • Friday 6 March 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 27 March 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 24 April 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 5 June 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 3 July 2020, 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 17 July 2020, 10am – 12noon

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

We offer courses for adults whose first language is not English, who have been living in the European Economic Area (EEA), including the United Kingdom, for at least three years. We can also accept spouses and dependents of the above.

  • All courses are part-time
  • Courses are held in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and at weekends
  • Courses are held in Chingford, Leytonstone and Walthamstow
  • All ESOL learners follow the national ESOL adult core curriculum
  • All ESOL learners work towards national qualifications

ESOL information and assessment sessions

For information and assessments for ESOL, please call 020 8496 2974 or email adult.learning@walthamforest.gov.uk to make an appointment.

Apprenticeships

You can find out about all our programmes by coming to our information/recruitment sessions. You can also contact us for an appointment any time throughout the year by contacting:

Harpal Rull on 020 8496 2029 or email harpal.rull@walthamforest.gov.uk or

Andrea Creary on 020 8496 2981 or email andrea.creary@walthamforest.gov.uk