Waltham Forest College

Create Your Future - Open Event Wednesday 16th May 2018 | 4:30 - 7:30pm

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Courses for Adults

At Waltham Forest College we offer full-time and part-time, day and evening vocational, professional and Higher Education courses in a wide range of subject areas. Whether you want to update your professional skills or start your own business, return to work or education, or learn something new for fun, we have the course for you.

Click here to browse our full range of courses.

Why Choose Waltham Forest College?

At Waltham Forest College you will:

  • Learn in some of the most impressive facilities in London with access to industry standard equipment and training environments
  • Receive excellent individual support to help you achieve.
  • Be taught by industry experts who have the knowledge, experience and training to get you to the top of your vocational area

In addition to our well-equipped classrooms, you will have access to our fantastic Learning Resource Centre, our Olympic size swimming pool, cafés and a commercial restaurant - The Mallinson - run by our trainee Baristas and Chefs.

Click here for a virtual tour of our facilities.

Fees and Financial Support

Fees vary from course to course and depend on your personal circumstances. For clarification of your fee status and for more information on financial support, contact our Admissions and Enrolment Team:

T: 020 8501 8109 / 8110

Email: admissions@waltham.ac.uk

Are you eligible for a 24+ Loan?

24+ Advanced Learning Loans help you pay the fees charged by approved colleges and training organisations in England. Most learners aged 24 and over, studying at Level 3 and Level 4 (which includes Access to HE Diplomas, other Diplomas and Certificates) will qualify for these new loans from the UK government.

Click here to find out more about the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. 

Qualifications Explained


Apprenticeships are high quality work-based training programmes for those who want to develop their future career prospects. They ­combine ­paid work­ with ­on-the-job ­training, qualifications ­and­ progression.

Click here to visit our Apprenticeships page for more information.

Access to Higher Education Courses

Access courses are one year courses aimed specifically at those aged 19 and over who are returning to study. They prepare you for entry to university to study for a degree, HNC/HND or other higher education courses.

Click here to visit our Higher Education page for more information.

Higher Education

BTEC Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Diplomas (HNDs) are Level 4/5 qualifications with a vocational emphasis. Successful students can either progress onto university to complete an Honours Degree programme or to go directly into employment.

Click here to visit our Higher Education page for more information.

Council for Awards in Children's Care and Education (CACHE)

CACHE­ qualifications ­are designed for­ people ­who would like a ­career ­in ­the care ­and education­ of children ­and young ­people.

Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQ)

VRQs are designed to provide students with relevant skills and knowledge of their chosen subject so that they can follow a pathway to employment or further study.

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ)

NVQs are work based awards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that are achieved through assessment and training.

Open College Network (OCN) Credits

The Open College Network offers credits on a wide range of programmes from Entry Level to Level 3. These can be accumulated towards the National Open College Network (NOCN) Award, Certificate or Diploma qualification up until Level 3.

Other Vocational or Technical Qualifications and Awards

There are a wide range of specialist qualifications offered by awarding bodies, such as OCR and City and Guilds, which can be taken on their own or in combination with other courses of study.

University Progression Links

Many students come to Waltham Forest College as a stepping stone to further study at university. Each year our students progressed to Diploma and Degree courses at around 50 different universities throughout the country.

Want to learn more? Create Your Future Now! Take a look at our wide range of courses and apply online today. For more information about our offer and how we can help fulfil your career aspirations, come along to one of our Open Events or contact our Advisers by emailing myfuture@waltham.ac.uk or by calling 020 8501 8501.


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