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Community Learning

WAES prides itself on working closely with community partners in a responsive and proactive way to ensure the needs of local learners are met 

Much of our work takes place in local schools, libraries, children’s centres, community organisations and third sector service providers. We work with more than 80 such organisations in Westminster and across London. We deliver a substantial community-focused programme open to all and the personal progression, learning and success of our learners is important to us at every stage of their development. 

Whatever your circumstances, we provide you with opportunities to learn and develop at your own pace, backed up by our support every step of the way. Our community courses have been carefully prepared to reflect the needs of those looking to learn something new, build an interest, fill skills gaps, or those considering voluntary work or moving into employment. 

Build up your confidence, enjoy learning something new, meet new people and develop your potential. The possibilities are endless – all we need is you! 

Our courses are mostly FREE or at very low cost. 

Here are the four types of Community Learning courses and workshops that we offer.

We also deliver Community Learning via partners and work with other organisations on particular projects.

Community Partners

As well as our direct community learning delivery, we fund several partners every year.

Community Projects

WAES has a range of projects, where we support the community.

Why study at WAES?
  • Highly qualified and professionally experienced tutors
  • Accessible Central London centres with bespoke facilities and great transport connections
  • A wide range of in-person, online, distance learning and community-based courses
  • Unique work experience opportunities through partnerships
  • Guest speakers offer introductions to career pathways in a variety of sectors
  • Excellent progression to employment, apprenticeships or further learning including university