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About us

Westminster is at the heart of London. The council’s ambition is for Westminster to be a City for All – a place where people are born into a supportive and safe environment, grow and learn throughout their lives, build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, have access to affordable homes and retire into the community with dignity and pride.

This ambition has been fundamental to our strategic thinking at WAES. The Service is well-known for inclusive, high quality adult education programmes in art, vocational, workbased curriculum, basic skills, community and family learning.

Strategic Plan

Please download our Strategic Plan 2023-28 for more about our strategy and plans.

 Please download our Strategic Plan 2023-28 Easy Read Version for more about our strategy and plans.

Please note these documents are still subject to final endorsement from the City Council's Policy and Scrutiny Committee.

Impact Reports

Our latest Impact Report for the 2021-22 academic year.


2020-21 Impact Report

Vision and Mission




According to an FE Choices Learner Satisfaction Survey, 95% of learners would recommend WAES to family and friends.

Open days

Visit WAES during one of our Open Events for information, advice and guidance. Find the next date on our Open Events page.


See the latest WAES news stories.

European Social Fund in England

Westminster Adult Education Service is match-funded by the European Social Fund in England.

Education and Skills Funding Agency

The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.

ESFA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.

Job vacancies at WAES

Westminster Adult Education Service, a service of Westminster City Council, is one of the largest local authority providers of adult and community learning in London. View current vacancies and volunteering opportunities.

Press and media

For press, media and advertising enquiries please e-mail or call us on 020 7297 7297 and ask for the Marketing team.


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