Our courses can help you gain new skills or get a job-related qualification
Ready to learn new skills? We have hundreds of courses and training for you to choose from. Get started: explore our 2021–22 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!
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.
Could you help improve and promote our tasks and role in Waltham Forest? If you are interested in adult education and public service, volunteer to join our Adult Learning Board! You could become a non-executive board member representing Waltham Forest residents.
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.
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.
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 apprenticeships, vacancies and skills courses.
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.
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.
Apprenticeships are high-quality, work-based training programmes. They are a fantastic way to start or change your career. Our experienced team will help you find the right role. Start with our list of apprenticeship roles.
Employers: you could get £2,000 to employ an apprentice! To find out how, email our team firstname.lastname@example.org
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! 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.
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.
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