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Introduction to Westminster Adult Education Service

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WAES is Westminster's adult college, offering full-time and part-time study in the daytime, evenings and weekends.

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 over 80 venues across Westminster.

Our tutors are dedicated professionals with many years' experience in industry and adult education.

We offer a supportive study environment and atmosphere. Each of our Learning Centres offer study space, IT facilities and libraries and we have a creche.


Facilities at all three sites include:

  • Computers with Microsoft Office software and SAGE
  • Mac computers with image, video and music editing software
  • Internet access
  • Colour printers
  • Photocopiers and scanners
  • Reference books
  • Quiet study area (Lisson Grove)
  • Help with IT and coursework
  • Study aids
  • Accessibility equipment and software


WAES Centres

Amberley Road Centre

Amberley Road, London W9 2JJ
Tube: Warwick Avenue, Royal Oak
Buses: 6, 18, 31, 36, 46, 187, 414
Map: View here

Lisson Grove Centre

219 Lisson Grove, London NW8 8LW
Tube: Marylebone, Edgware Road, St. John's Wood
Buses: 6, 16, 98, 139, 189, 332, 414, DF2
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Pimlico Centre

Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT
Tube: Pimlico
Buses: 2, 24, 36, 185, 360
Map: View here

Student story

Fardus Aburgegha's story

With the help of WAES, Fardus is now running her own successful business.

Fardus Aburgegha moved from Libya to London 13 years ago. Both her mother and grandmother were dressmakers, so, with such a strong family connection to clothing, fashion was an area Fardus had long been interested in but hadn't known how to make a move into.

Fardus decided to study a fashion diploma at WAES and what was at first a hobby soon became a viable career choice.

"Westminster Adult Education Service is such a brilliant environment to study and the tutors are great. I'm still in contact with the some of the other students too."

Open days

Visit WAES Lisson Grove Centre this year and get a taste of the adult courses on offer across Westminster. WAES is Westminster’s specialist adult college, offering over 1,000 courses - with daytime, evening and weekend options available.

Forthcoming Open days at WAES

  • Saturday 15th September, 10am - 3pm, Lisson Grove Centre
  • Thursday 20th September, 4pm - 7pm, Amberley Road Centre
  • Wednesday 14th November, 4pm - 7pm, Pimlico Centre
  • Thursday 13th December, 4pm - 7pm, Lisson Grove Centre

Westminster Adult Education Service, 219 Lisson Grove, London, NW8 8LW

Fees & funding

Course fees

Fees are found against each of the courses listed on our website along with concessionary rates where applicable.

Our fees policy can be read here.

Advanced Learner loan

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your course if you’re 19 or older.

You’ll have to pay your loan back when both the following apply:

  • you’ve finished your course
  • you earn more than £21,000 a year

The availability of loans at Level 3 does not replace an individual aged 19 to 23's legal entitlement to full funding for a first full level 3.

Click here to find out more about the Advanced Learner Loan.

How to enrol

It's easy to book a course at Westminster Adult Education Service, whether its by telephone, online, by post or in person!


Call 020 7297 7297, quoting the course code with your details and pay by credit or debit card. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Enrol online

Find the right course for you and enrol today online.

Apply in person

During term-time Personal applications can be made at our Lisson Grove Centre and Pimlico Centres. The enrolment form is available to download online should you wish to begin completion in advance.

Where you'll learn

Addresses for Westminster Adult Education Service

Westminster Adult Education Service 219 Lisson Grove London LONDON CITY OF WESTMINSTER NW8 8LW Show on map
Amberley Road Centre Amberley Road LONDON CITY OF WESTMINSTER W9 2JJ Show on map
Lisson Grove Centre Lisson Grove Centre 215 - 219 Lisson Grove LONDON CITY OF WESTMINSTER NW8 8LW Show on map


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October 2017

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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...

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