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Gain skills for work, life and your wellbeing

Creative, gardening and wellbeing courses

For you and your family: all sorts of art, crafts, fashion and gardening courses.

Jobs: courses and free help

Get skills for a new job! We can also help you improve your CV, self-confidence and job applications.

Your safety and Covid-19

Guidance and changes to keep you safer in our buildings.

Digital skills

Beginners and experienced learners: gain new digital skills with us

Employment, business and skills

Jobs, business support and funding, and courses and training

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Job skills and help

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Our courses can help you gain new skills or get a job-related qualification

Employers and businesses

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Business support, employment services and training for your staff


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Free training to become a local volunteer

Courses and training

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Hundreds of courses to help you improve your wellbeing and work chances

Covid-19: We continue to follow Waltham Forest Council’s public health policy for your safety. Please read about the safety measures at our learning centres.

Gain new skills: enrol with us

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Ready to learn new skills? We have hundreds of courses and training for you to choose from. Get started: explore our prospectus and course listings.

Most of our courses are free or you can get a discount of up to 70 percent off depending on your circumstances. If you don’t qualify for free courses, book early to get a 10 percent discount!

For you and your family: creative, gardening and wellbeing courses

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Most of our art, craft, fashion, gardening, family learning and wellbeing courses can be booked online. Find out more and enrol on a creative, gardening or wellbeing course today.

Free HGV driver training for Waltham Forest residents

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Need a new job and a new challenge? You could become an HGV (large or heavy goods vehicle) driver! Waltham Forest Council has partnered with local employers and expert trainers to offer free HGV training for Waltham Forest residents.

Digital skills and employment programme for Waltham Forest residents

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Waltham Forest residents: you could learn practical skills on our new digital skills and employment programme.

We are also training volunteer digital mentors. If you have good digital skills and a digital qualification, get free accredited digital mentor training to support local residents.

Free Passport to Work programme for unemployed Waltham Forest residents

Passport to Work. For unemployed Waltham Forest residents: a free programme to help you get a job and gain digital and work skills. Start by booking a free information session.

Are you trying to get a job? Our Passport to Work programme for unemployed Waltham Forest residents includes digital skills, interview skills and teamwork. You will also create a learning plan and get access to job vacancies. Start by booking one of our Passport to Work information sessions.

Become job-ready: free job clubs, support and courses

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Job hunting? For support and expert advice, join one of our free job clubs for Waltham Forest residents.

If you are trying to get back into work, get your first job or change your career, it can be hard to know where to start. We can help: from CV tips to vacancies and skills courses.

You can also explore free jobs support, training and resources from Microsoft, Waltham Forest Council and Gov UK.

Laptop loans for our learners

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We understand that it can be hard to access a computer to keep up with your learning. To help, we have a new laptop loan service and we are exploring ways to help with internet access too.

Live in or near London? Learn with us!

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You don’t have to live in Waltham Forest to enrol with us: our courses are open to all adults in the UK aged 19 years and older. Do you live in Loughton, Debden or Buckhurst Hill? Some of our courses are online, but if you live near Waltham Forest, you could also take an in-person or blended (online and in-person) course with us. Find out more about enrolling with us.

Our English Conversation Clubs and free volunteer training

Practise speaking English in a friendly group. Join one of our free English Conversation Clubs for Waltham Forest residents. We have clubs almost every day (Monday to Saturday). Join a free English Conversation Club.

Our Clubs are run by trained volunteers. Want to volunteer? We offer free accredited training for the volunteers who run our Conversation Clubs. Find out more about becoming a Conversation Club volunteer.

Keep learning with us!

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Trying to get a job? Our free jobs help courses and resources can help.

Keep learning with us! Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service is proud to join with other education providers and be a part of Keep London Learning.

Please note: the group images of learners and staff on our website were taken before Covid-19 safety measures and restrictions.

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