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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.

Community Learning Courses
Lunchtime Yoga
LOW AVAILABILITY
Day(s): Monday
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Weeks: 4
Start Date: 03/06/2024
Venue: Grand Junction
Full Fee: £12
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: No

A yoga course focussing on strength, flexibility, balance and breathing in a beautiful setting. Suitable for all levels.

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Women's Yoga
LOW AVAILABILITY
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 09:00 - 10:30
Weeks: 4
Start Date: 04/06/2024
Venue: Grand Junction
Full Fee: £12
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: No

A women only yoga course focussing on strength, flexibility, balance and breathing in a beautiful setting. Suitable for all levels.

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Healthy Eating on a Budget
LOW AVAILABILITY
Day(s): Wednesday
Time: 15:30 - 18:00
Weeks: 3
Start Date: 05/06/2024
Venue: Lisson Grove Centre
Full Fee: Free
Level: All Levels
Concessions: Yes

This is a free in-person cooking course. Learn to cook healthy and balanced meals on a budget, saving money by using ingredients that don't cost the earth. Led by our experienced cookery tutor at Lisson Grove, you will be cooking and taking home delicious British and international dishes.

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Everyday English for parents new to the UK (EAL)
LOW AVAILABILITY
Day(s): Monday
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Weeks: 2
Start Date: 10/06/2024
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: Yes

Phonics! Learn the correct sounds, learn the phonics rules and the exceptions to those rules, become familiar with the terminology, know how to break down words to read them and to build up words to spell them. With support available for Arabic, Spanish and French speakers but ALL are welcome.

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Community Knit and Stitch
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Weeks: 1
Start Date: 11/06/2024
Venue: Grand Junction
Full Fee: Free
Level: Entry Level 1
Concessions: Yes

Get creative, be inspired on this ten week art course using a mixture of different textile and craft materials you will create a unique piece of textile art.

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Learn to read and spell in English - an introduction to phonics for beginners Part 2
Day(s): Friday
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Weeks: 4
Start Date: 14/06/2024
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: Yes

Phonics! Learn the correct sounds, learn the phonics rules and the exceptions to those rules, become familiar with the terminology, know how to break down words to read them and to build up words to spell them. With support available for Arabic, Spanish and French speakers but ALL are welcome.

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Everyday English for parents new to the UK (EAL)
LOW AVAILABILITY
Day(s): Friday
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Weeks: 2
Start Date: 28/06/2024
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: Yes

Phonics! Learn the correct sounds, learn the phonics rules and the exceptions to those rules, become familiar with the terminology, know how to break down words to read them and to build up words to spell them. With support available for Arabic, Spanish and French speakers but ALL are welcome.

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Everyday English for parents new to the UK (EAL)
LOW AVAILABILITY
Day(s): Monday
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Weeks: 2
Start Date: 01/07/2024
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: Yes

Phonics! Learn the correct sounds, learn the phonics rules and the exceptions to those rules, become familiar with the terminology, know how to break down words to read them and to build up words to spell them. With support available for Arabic, Spanish and French speakers but ALL are welcome.

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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