At Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service, we are committed to supporting residents as they learn new skills and gain accredited qualifications.
For English, maths, ESOL and all our qualification courses you will need to book a free assessment with us.
For most of our art, craft, gardening, community and family learning courses you can book your course online.
Find out more about our courses: contact us.
Trying to get a new job? We can help you. We have free tips and one-to-one advice sessions for Waltham Forest residents.
The new Rapid Employment Service can also help you to get a new job: from improving your CV to completing applications.
Some of our courses are online, others are in-class or a mix of online and in-class learning. Explore our online course listing for an up-to-date list of all our new courses.
We have a collection of wellbeing and self-care tips and activities for children and adults. Our creativity, learning and wellbeing page is packed with resources to keep you and your family learning.
We are remotely supporting and recruiting apprentices: please check our list of current apprenticeship roles.
Employers: email email@example.com to find out how you and your staff can benefit from our apprenticeship scheme.
We have virtual English conversation clubs almost every day (except Sunday). Our clubs are free. To join a club, please complete our online booking form.
We train volunteers to lead our English Conversation Clubs. If you would like to volunteer with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Share-ArtBox project is about bringing together local families and adults to get creative.
Thank you to everyone who signed up for our Share-ArtBox project over the summer. We are now exploring a new phase of the project and will contact you to let you know more.
Share-ArtBox is a Waltham Forest Friends and Neighbours (FAN), Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service and Connecting Communities project.
Find out about this and other FAN projects: email the FAN team or text 07918 771 041
A wedding dress, baby bracelet, mobile phone, a painting, a tea cup … What do they all have in common? Our online exhibition of ESOL learners’ precious objects!
We asked learners on our ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) courses to submit an image of something important to them and write a caption. You can explore all the submissions on our public Facebook page (no need to log in).
Win a gift voucher and have your art recreated on a Waltham Forest mural! Enter art on the theme ‘Stars can’t shine without darkness’ and highlight our strong community ties during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Our art competition is open to all Waltham Forest residents over the age of 5.
There are two categories arranged by age: 5–15 years old, and 16 years old and over.
Before you submit your art, please read our competition terms and conditions (pdf).
You will also need to:
This competition is organised by the Waltham Forest Friends and Neighbours (FAN) team (part of the Council’s Connecting Communities programme) and the Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service.
We are proud to join with other education providers and be a part of Keep London Learning.