Westminster Adult Education Service

Trusted provider
Top rated provider

This badge shows that the course provider you are looking at has scored on average 4 or more out of 5 stars from at least 30 other users who have taken the time to post a review on Hotcourses

149 reviews
Recent reviews of this course provider

Very Good

Of course you have to do some study on your own. I got an excellent teacher, he ...more

See all reviews

Get course info Visit website View all courses

Course provider overview

'Westminster Adult Education Service is one of the UK’s largest adult education providers and offers many courses free of cost.'

Westminster Adult Education Service Overview Image

Westminster Adult Education Service is Westminster's adult college and one of the largest providers of adult education in the UK.

WAES offers hundreds of qualification and general interest courses for study in the daytime, in the evening or at weekends.

If you want to gain a qualification, go on to higher education, improve your skills for work, find the right training or simply learn a new hobby, we have a huge range of courses to choose from.

WAES courses

  • ESOL (English for Speakers of other languages)
  • English and maths GCSE
  • Cambridge English exams preparation courses
  • Business writing
  • Preparation for IELTS
  • Basic English and maths
  • Business and accounting
  • Ceramics and pottery
  • Childcare and teaching assistant courses
  • Computing and ICT
  • Cookery
  • Creative digital media production
  • Distance learning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family learning
  • Fashion
  • Film-making
  • Floristry
  • French language
  • Glass-making
  • Graphic design
  • Hair and make-up
  • Health, social care and counselling
  • Italian language
  • Photography
  • Spanish language
  • Visual art

Why study with WAES?

  • We offer an ideal way to return to learning and to build your confidence if you were unable to complete your education, for whatever reason, even if it has been many years since you last studied.
  • We are Westminster's only specialist adult education provider so you can expect to study with like-minded people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
  • We take education out to the community, with courses in venues across Westminster and London.
  • We make sure that you get all the support you need to help fulfil your ambitions, and our teaching and learning methods are specifically designed for adults.
  • Our tutors are dedicated professionals with many years' experience in both their industry and adult education.
  • Many of our courses are FREE - and, even if you do have to pay fees, you will probably find that you pay less than at neighbouring providers.
  • We have Learning Centres which offer study space, IT, internet and printing facilities, libraries and friendly staff to help you with your learning.
  • Two of our Learning Centres include Apple Macs with graphic design software.
  • We offer childcare facilities at most of our centres, allowing you to balance your learning with your family life.
  • We offer a safe and supportive environment and atmosphere.

Finally, our courses enable you to go on from first steps right through to Level 3 (Access to Higher Education), giving you the opportunity to retrain and upskill.

We also offer courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. Students' needs are fully assessed at enrolment and tailor-made support is offered either in class or through a series of specially designed workshops. Students who find they need extra help once they have joined their classes can request it at any time. Specialist equipment can be provided if necessary.

All courses are competitively priced.

Course reviews at this provider

See all reviews


Very Good
5 5
by Patricia - March 2017

Of course you have to do some study on your own. I got an excellent teacher, he tries to cover all the sections of the exam. A lot of practice in the classroom

Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 Hotcourses user(s) found the following review helpful.


Hair Cutting Intensive Short Course
5 5
Hair Cutting Intensive Short course (Booked online with Hotcourses)
by Emmie - July 2016

This course is a very good learning experience because I learned a lot even though in a short period of time. The tutor made sure that you understood the discussion and her demonstration properly. Some videos was also shown to had an idea of other hair cutting technique. She was very attentive, supportive and assisted you if you had difficulty achieving the correct way of cutting the hair. I learned different hair styling technique and it helped me developed my confidence on hair cutting.

Was this review helpful? Yes No


Abstract Art
5 5
Abstract Painting (Booked online with Hotcourses)
by Deborah - May 2016

Fantastic course, great tutor. I am loving every minute of it. I am only 3 weeks into this course and I have already learned so much through really great teaching. Cannot recommend it enough

Was this review helpful? Yes No


Great course
5 5
Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics (Booked online with Hotcourses)
by Cory - May 2016

Great tutor and great facilities.

Was this review helpful? Yes No


5 5
Core Casting Masterclass with Max Jacquard (Booked online with Hotcourses)
by Jenni - May 2016

Max has a great way of explaining the all processes in easy to understand way!! Dan the technician also very helpful and helped the course run smoothly!!

Was this review helpful? Yes No
Write a review

Please note reviews of Hair Cutting Intensive Short course are the subjective opinions of Hotcourses members and not of Hotcourses Ltd.