Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service

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"Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service offers numerous non accredited and accredited weekend, daytime, and evening courses for young & adult learners."


Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service is Waltham Forest Council's direct provider of adult education and work based training. We are committed to engaging local people in lifelong learning through working in partnership and promoting widening participation and high quality learning and training opportunities. We provide a range of accredited and non-accredited learning opportunities for adults and young people across the borough.

Hundreds of exciting daytime, evening and weekend courses starting to help you to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Develop existing skills to help you to find work
  • Set up your own business
  • Gain a qualification
  • Update your skills for professional development

Our courses are led by a team of dedicated staff with in-depth knowledge and a passion for their subject. They will support you throughout your learning experience and will discuss your learning needs before, during and after your course to make sure that you get the best experience possible.

We offer courses in business, ICT, social care, arts and craft, beauty and complementary therapies, childcare, counselling, parenting, fashion, first aid and much more.

There is also a range of courses aimed at supporting the training needs of local public and private sector employers. Visit our website for more information.

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The front line service of Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service has been awarded the Matrix Standards for Information, Advice and Guidance. We aim to offer clear and accurate information and advice to enable you to choose the learning that is right for you. You can get more infomation from our prospectus (available via our website or pick up a copy from a range of places, including main venues, libraries, leisure centres, Waltham Forest information shops and supermarkets), call our booking line on 020 8496 2974, email us or just pop in to one of our centres.

Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service can offer learners help to complete their courses.

We can provide a range of equipment such as:

  • Hearing loops
  •  Magnifiers
  • Computer software

We can provide support staff, for example:

  • Communicators
  • Learning Support Assistants

Support can also include help with:

  • Writing - for example, course work
  • Study skills
  • English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
  • Dyslexia support
  • Numeracy

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Open days

Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service runs information sessions throughout the academic year.

This is an opportunity for you to ask our staff for information about all our courses. We can advice you about qualifications, progression routes and preparation for employment. You will be able to talk to lecturers and try out our facilities.

Contact details

Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service
Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
E17 8QR

Tel: 020 8496 2974

Nearest Train/Tube Station: Walthamstow