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Enrol at WAES

You can complete your application for courses online using the instructions below. If you are struggling with that, please contact us by email or phone on 020 7297 7297 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. If you are not able to do this, you can visit our centres to get help with your enrolment (see operating hours on our Contact Us page).

If you come into a centre to complete your enrolment, you will need to bring the following documentation with you:

  • ID: Passport, driving licence, other form of photo ID
  • If required, proof of benefit status
  • If required (if you earn less than £23,302.50), proof of income - must be dated within the past 3 months
  • Proof of settled status - if relevant
  • Proof of 3-year residency - if relevant
  • Proof of British Citizenship - if relevant
  • Proof of visa status - if relevant

If you have difficulty with the application process or do not have access to a computer where you can complete this, please call us on 020 7297 7297 for assistance - our phone-lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

If you have any questions, the answers might be on our Frequently Asked Questions page, please have a look.

How to Apply or Enrol Online

Beginning your study at WAES is easy. We advise that you visit a WAES Centre and enrol early to secure your place on a course.

Step 1:

Choose a course.

View course details, including dates and times, at

Step 2:

At the top of the course page, there are three tabs. In order to apply for the course, you need to click on the Availability & Booking tab.

On this tab, you will see the start dates and times for the course. Select the one that works best for you and click the 'Apply' button. You will then be taken to our online application system.

On the online application system, you will need to create a registration by clicking on 'Create an Account'. This system will take you through a series of steps so that you can complete your Application and book an Interview.

If you are a new learner at WAES, you will need your passport as proof of identity and the certificates of your highest level qualifications. If you are eligible for course funding, you should also have proof of benefits dated within the last 3 months or proof of low income.

You can also access the enrolment portal by clicking on and logging in. There is a facility to search for the course you would like to enrol on and you can start an application or come back to an application you have already started by logging in to the portal.

Please see the WAES Admissions Policy 2022-23.

Advice and Guidance for Choosing a Course

Our advice and guidance team are available and you can contact us for:

  • information about courses and securing your place
  • career advice
  • help with choosing the right course for you.

We work closely with Westminster City Council services to enhance the learner experience. Contact us if you would like more information about this.

Call 020 7297 7297 or email – we are here to help.

Course Enquiries

Call or email us. Our team of advisers will be pleased to offer guidance and help you select a suitable course.

020 7297 7297

Short Courses

Many WAES short courses do not have entry requirements and can be booked online on this website; Simply find the course you are looking for and click Enrol on this course.

Course places fill fast, so make sure you enquire and enrol early.

Visit a WAES Centre to enrol – Please note: we can only accommodate small numbers of visitors to our sites and at this stage we are doing enrolments at our Lisson Grove and Pimlico centres only. Please enrol online if possible or phone us on 020 7297 7297 or email us at



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