Community, family, creative and cultural learning

Meet new people, increase your confidence and improve your health and wellbeing
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For a new job or your own happiness

Want to learn something new or build an interest? Join one of our courses! Our courses are innovative and engaging. We can help you start a new job or learn for your own happiness.

Learning with us: Most of our courses are free. Our courses and workshops will be a blend of online and face-to-face learning.

We have workshops, taster sessions and classes at different locations in Waltham Forest throughout the year. Our four programme streams are:

  • Careers for all
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Family learning
  • Culture and creative.

Careers for all

From digital inclusion workshops to introductory ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) for parents, our careers for all programme supports your goals. We can help you become a volunteer, get the right skills for a new job, or get back into regular work.

Health and wellbeing

Our health and wellbeing programme includes gardening, fitness and dance, self-development, mindfulness, yoga and textiles courses. Not sure where to start? Join one of our popular workshops or taster sessions. We also have a special social prescribing programme.

Family learning

Our family learning courses and workshops run throughout the year – over weekends, half terms and school holidays – for children with their parents, carers or any adult relative over 18.

We also provide family learning in schools and children’s centres. These are tailored workshops focussing on specific topics such as parenting skills, building confidence in children, British sign language, and first aid awareness.

Culture and creative

Our culture and creative programme builds on our strong partnerships in Waltham Forest. Learners take courses around art, culture, heritage and increase their cultural awareness.

From our learners

‘Brilliant course, I found the teacher very knowledgeable and helpful, my confidence has increased, and I know I will feel more confident helping my kids.’

Learner, Families Make and Create craft workshop

About us

Our diverse team has highly experienced education professionals. They have developed and delivered award-winning learning and training for over twenty years. They are skilled at community engagement and understanding the needs, interests, aspirations, priorities and strengths of our local communities.

Become a learning partner

We provide tailored courses for parents and carers in schools, children’s centres and other local organisations. We can work with your organisation to offer free, short non-qualification courses in a variety of areas. Please email Adult.Learning@walthamforest.gov.uk for more information.

Start a course

Explore our 2020-21 prospectus and find your course today