Keep learning with Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service

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 with our courses and training

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

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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.

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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.

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Upcoming job fairs and events

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For current vacancies in a range of sectors, and to get free jobs help, join Waltham Forest Council’s upcoming job fairs and events.

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Digital skills and employment programme for Waltham Forest residents

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Are you a Waltham Forest resident? 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.

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Free job clubs and help to get a job

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Free job clubs

Trying to get a new job? We can help. We have free job clubs with tips and one-to-one advice sessions for Waltham Forest residents.

Helping you to get a new job

For work placements, courses and links to vacancies and jobs help, please visit our job skills and job help page.

Employment service (Steps into Work/Rapid Employment Service)

Waltham Forest Council’s employment service can also help you to get a new job: from improving your CV to completing applications.

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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. Phone 020 8496 2974
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.

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Become job-ready: free help and courses from Microsoft, Gov UK and others

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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. From CV tips to vacancies and skills courses, help is available. Explore our page on free jobs support, training and resources from Microsoft, Waltham Forest Council and Gov UK.

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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.

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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. 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.

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Free English Conversation Clubs

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Want to practise your English? Join one of our free English conversation clubs. We have clubs almost every day (except Sunday). To join a club, please complete our online booking form.

Become a volunteer

We train volunteers to lead our English Conversation Clubs. Training is free and accredited by City & Guilds. Read more about how to become an English Conversation Club volunteer.

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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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We are proud to join with other education providers and be a part of Keep London Learning.

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