Our 10 September Q&A information session, new courses and jobs help at Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service

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New courses, training and free jobs help 

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It has been an eventful few months since our last newsletter. The team at Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service worked hard throughout lockdown to support learners and residents, plan an exciting programme of new courses, pull together wellbeing resources and activities, and get our buildings ready for safe learning.

Our team can help you decide on the best course for your needs. Want to know more about our courses? We are running an Online Open Q&A and information session on Thursday 10 September 2020.

This edition of our newsletter includes information about our free jobs help and support, our new courses, apprenticeships, and our course assessment dates.


Our new prospectus and course listing

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Our courses range from English and accounting to hairdressing, ceramics and childcare.

Boost your chances of getting a new job. Enrol now to gain a new skill or formal qualification.

Not sure which course to book? Our team can help you decide on the best course for your needs.

Get started by browsing our new prospectusdownload our 2020-21 prospectus and course listing (pdf, 3MB)


Register for our online Q&A information session on Thursday 10 September

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This year, we're holding our information sessions online starting with our Q&A information session on Thursday 10 September 2020 at 12.30pm!

Learn more about the subjects we teach and how to enrol on the course you want to do. 

Register and send us your questions in advance for our Online Open Q&A.


Book a course today

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“The teachers were welcoming, understanding and encouraging... I found the courses interesting, enjoyable [and] refreshing!”

Learner, creative courses

Many of our art, craft, fashion, gardening and community learning courses can be booked online.

Most of our courses are free or up to 70 per cent off depending on your circumstances. 

Free courses and workshops include job skills courses, English and maths and our English Conversation Clubs.


Jobs help, vacancies and business support

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Jobs help

Our job skills courses, workshops and job clubs can help you get a new job and boost your self-confidence.

Vacancies and employment

Our colleagues at the Rapid Employment Service will support you at every step of your journey to getting a new job. From CV help to finding vacancies, contact the Rapid Employment Service to find out more.

Business support

Run your own business? Our business team offers advice and funding opportunities for local businesses.


Job hunting? Ask about apprenticeships

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Train for the role you want or start your career with an apprenticeship. There is no upper age limit!

Need a new challenge? We have a wide range of apprenticeship vacancies. Our team can help you find the role that’s right for you.

Are you an employer? There are new incentives and funding for employing apprentices. Ask our team how your staff and your company could benefit.

For more information about apprenticeships, please call 07740 046 122 or 07816 132 855, or email our apprenticeship team


Free course assessments and advice

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Information, advice and guidance

Our friendly experienced team will discuss your goals and help you identify the steps you need to achieve them.

For advice about your learning, fees and eligibility, please call 020 8496 2974 or email us.

Book a free course assessment

For courses, including digital skills, hair and beauty, English, maths and accounting, that lead to a qualification you will need to book a free course assessment. With hundreds of courses to choose from, an assessment will help us find the right course for you.


Creativity and free workshops with FAN

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Our Friends and Neighbours (FAN) team has a stimulating range of virtual workshops, courses and creative arts projects that are free for all Waltham Forest residents.

FAN projects include the recent wellbeing week, virtual Bollywood fitness, costume-making, hair and makeup workshops, and the Share-ArtBox creative art project.

FAN partners with local organisations to deliver virtual events and activities. These activities help to connect residents across the borough and build stronger communities. Interested in being a partner organisation? Visit the FAN webpage to find out more.


📅 For your calendar

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Our Thursday 10 September 2020 online Q&A session

Free course assessments for courses including accounting, hair and beauty, and other courses that lead to a qualification.

Apprenticeship recruitment sessions

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