Passport to work programme and information sessions

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

Get help with your job search while you gain new skills

  • Digital skills, interview skills, customer service, teamwork and how to set goals.
  • Practical skills on a work placement.


You can join Passport to Work for free if you are unemployed and a Waltham Forest resident.

Why join this programme?

After completing our programme, 50 per cent of our recent learners got a new job! Their employers include the civil service, Citizens Advice, and Royal London Hospital.

We can help you to gain skills and expert support to get a new job. You will:

  • complete an individual programme based on your needs.
  • have the opportunity to complete work experience.
  • get access to full and part-time vacancies.
  • receive support from your own dedicated employment adviser.
  • receive one-to-one coaching.

How to join the programme

  1. Phone us on 020 8496 2974 to book an information session.
  2. After your information session, we can enrol you on the programme.

Information sessions (online): April and May 2021

Our sessions start at 9.30am and end at 12 noon:

  • Monday 12 April (online)
  • Monday 19 April (online)
  • Monday 26 April (online)
  • Monday 3 May (online)


All our information sessions are currently online only.


Passport to Work is free but only available to Waltham Forest residents who are unemployed.

Kirren’s story

Having the support of the Adult Learning Service positively impacted my life … I’m grateful for the guidance that I received to help me get to this point.

Kirren, Passport to Work learner

‘I found out about the Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service when I participated in a Civil Service course. From there I decided to sign up to the Rapid Employment Service, the Passport to Work course, and to receive help from the Job Club. I learned about various things such as the current job market and the ways to stand out. I was also given support with applications.

I went to an information session for Work Coach vacancies and was supported through the application process, and I’m pleased to say that I’ll be starting the role in a few weeks!

Having the support of the Adult Learning Service positively impacted my life by receiving encouragement and meeting like-minded people. I’m grateful for the guidance that I received to help me get to this point.’

Other free courses and discounts

At Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service, we have hundreds of courses and training for adults.

Enrol with us and gain new skills for work, life and your wellbeing. You can take a course for free or get up to 70 per cent off depending on your circumstances.

To find out more or to book an information session, please phone us on 020 8496 2974 or email