Our English Conversation Clubs and free volunteer training

Practise speaking English in a friendly group. Join one of our free English Conversation Clubs for Waltham Forest residents. We have clubs almost every day (Monday to Saturday). Join a free English Conversation Club.

Our Clubs are run by trained volunteers. Want to volunteer? We offer free accredited training for the volunteers who run our Conversation Clubs. Find out how to become a Conversation Club volunteer.

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. Do you live in Loughton, Debden or Buckhurst Hill? 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.

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.

Become job-ready: free job clubs, support and courses

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Job hunting? For support and expert advice, join one of our free job clubs for Waltham Forest residents.

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. We can help: from CV tips to apprenticeships, vacancies and skills courses.

You can also explore free jobs support, training and resources from Microsoft, Waltham Forest Council and Gov UK.