Welcome to Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service.

We offer qualification and leisure learning courses for all levels of learning, for study in the daytime, in the evening and at weekends, online and in person at our dedicated learning centres. If you would like to enrol on a course, please call us on 020 8496 2974 or email adult.learning@walthamforest.gov.uk

Accounting and finance courses

Open the door to a career in accounting, business or finance.

Business and Enterprise courses

Our business courses are ideal if you want to be self-employed and need skills and confidence to go it alone.

Childcare courses

For work – or your own family life – learn about caring for and looking after children.

Creative courses

Our courses will inspire you to explore your creativity.

English courses

Our English courses will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable you to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and at work.

ESOL courses

Improve your English and gain skills for life in our small, friendly classes.

Essential digital skills courses

Gain new computing and digital skills to help you function with confidence in an everchanging digital world.

Family learning courses

Our family learning courses and workshops are a great way for families to learn together. They are for children with their parents/carers/any adult relative over the age of 18.

Hair and beauty courses

From hairdressing to threading, makeup and complementary therapies, gain skills you can use for work, friends or family.

Health and wellbeing courses

Social prescribing – or community referral – allows GPs, nurses and other primary care health professionals to refer people to a range of local non-clinical services.

Horticulture and gardening courses

Learn about local plants and trees, gain practical gardening skills, and explore the beauty of Waltham Forest.

Maths courses

Our Maths courses will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable you to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and at work.

Social care courses

Do flexible, fulfilling work and gain nationally recognised qualifications in health, social care, wellbeing and autism.

Teacher training courses

Become a teaching assistant or start a career teaching adults: join one of our teaching, education and training courses.

Work skills and training

Are you an unemployed Waltham Forest resident? Our Work Skills and Training programmes could be perfect for you.

Volunteering opportunities

We offer volunteering opportunities that unites active citizens in Waltham Forest with organisations that strengthen the local community.

Multiply - Maths Skills for Life

Multiply is a free Skills for Life programme offering a mix of courses, training and events to help adults in the UK improve their numeracy skills. Do you worry about your maths skills? Do you find it hard to manage your bills? Join our free Multiply programme. We offer courses and workshops for complete beginners as well as confident learners.

Get in Touch

Whether you need to get in touch to join a course, let us know if you're unable to attend your course, raise a query, let us know your feedback or anything else, contact us using the options below. You can also talk to an adviser live by clicking on the green speech bubble in the bottom right of the screen.


020 8496 2974


Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
E17 8QR