Waltham Forest College

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Help, Advice and Careers

Welcome to Student Services at Waltham Forest College     

Enquiries: 020 8501 8501

Opening Times Term Time Non-Term Time
Monday - Thursday 8.45 am - 6.00 pm 8.45 am - 5.00 pm
Friday 8.45 am - 4.45 pm 8.45 am - 4.45 pm

Student Services offer:

  • Careers advice
  • Course information and advice
  • Help filling in your application
  • College ID card
  • Student financial advice
  • Concessionary fee advice
  • Information about funding, grants and bursaries
  • Higher Education guidance / UCAS application guidance for enrolled students
  • Counselling on personal issues for enrolled students
  • Welfare information and advice


The Counselling and Welfare team provides information and advice on a range of personal and social issues that can impact and impair your

ability to study.  Their work is diverse and covers a broad range of areas such as; financial support and welfare benefits. Where

appropriate (with your permission) they will liaise on your behalf with external agencies or refer you on to relevant service provision. 

If you wish to see the Welfare Officer, come into Student Services and book an appointment.

We can provide advice and support for issues such as…

·         Financial Problems
·         Benefits Advice
·         Housing / Homelessness  
·         Drugs
·         Sexual Health
·         Family problems

You can contact us by telephone on 020 8501 8346/8113 to arrange an appointment .


Finding the right course or career can be challenging. Our Careers Team can help you choose the right course and select suitable

occupational choices.  They can also help to develop job seeking skills or progression onto other learning programmes in further and

higher education and training.

Our Careers Consultants can help you to

·         Find a suitable course or career
·         Find a part time job 
·         Apply to university
·         Improve your CV

You can also make an appointment with a National Careers Service Adviser (based in College) who will be able to give you non-biased advice to help you to get to where you want to go. They can also help you find work in the short term.

If you would like to talk to us about your career options call Student Services on 020 8501 8501 or ask at Reception. An appointment will be arranged for you with one of the Careers Team.


The Student Finance team can provide financial support towards education-related costs. This includes help with course fees, travel, trips, uniform/kits and childcare costs.

If you would like to speak to the team, visit us in Room 224.

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