London and nearby: learn with us

Live in or near London? Learn with us!

With hundreds of courses to choose from, we can help you gain new skills and formal qualifications. 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.

Loughton, Debden, Buckhurst Hill and nearby areas

Do you live in Loughton, Debden or Buckhurst Hill? Perhaps you’re in Redbridge, Hackney, Newham, Haringey or Enfield? 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.
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Fees and discounts

Our government funding means that – depending on your circumstances and the courses you want to do – you could take a course for free or with a discount of up to 70 per cent.

The course fees we publish are for people who have been resident in the United Kingdom or the European Economic Area (EEA) for at least three years.

Get started

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  1. Find your course: search our latest 2021 course listings to find the course you want to do, or explore the subjects you can learn with us
  2. Assessments: check if you need to do a course assessment. For courses that lead to a qualification or a special skill (e.g. English, maths, ESOL, accounting, digital skills, childcare, teaching, and hair and beauty) you will need to book a free assessment with us before you can enrol.
  3. Enrol: start your enrolment with us and pay any fees. (Our course listings explain how to enrol for each course.)
  4. After you’ve enrolled, get ready for your first class!

Read more about how to enrol with us.

Trying to get a job?

If you want hands-on experience while you earn a salary, ask our team about becoming an apprentice. We have free apprenticeship information sessions throughout the year.

Our Passport to Work programme is for unemployed Waltham Forest residents. However, you can enrol on our job skills courses even if you don’t live in Waltham Forest. Our job skills and help page also has links to resources including vacancies.