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Why study with WAES?

We offer an ideal way to come back to learning and to build on confidence if you were unable to complete your education, for whatever reason, even if it has been many years since you last studied.

We are Westminster's only specialist adult education provider so you can expect to study with like minded people, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

We take education out to the community, with courses in over 80 venues across Westminster.

Our tutors are dedicated professionals with many years' experience in industry and adult education

We make sure that you get all the support you need to help fulfil your ambitions, and our teaching and learning methods are specifically designed for adults.

Many of our courses are free but, even if you do have to pay fees, you will probably find that you pay less than at neighbouring providers.

We offer a safe and supportive environment and atmosphere. We have Learning Centres which offer study space, IT facilities and libraries and we have a creche.

Our courses enable you to go on from first steps right through to level 3 (access to higher education), giving you the opportunity to retrain and upskill.

About us

Westminster is one of the most diverse and dynamic communities in Britain. Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) reflects that diversity as one of the largest local authority adult education providers in the country.

The service is part of the Regeneration, Economy and Planning department of Westminster City Council and is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Our board of governors includes elected members of the city council and members from the community and local organisations.

We have strong roots in the community, running courses where they are needed through partnerships with the local authority and other community and education bodies.

To ensure the quality of our courses and support for students we are inspected by Ofsted. On courses leading to national qualifications, we must also meet the high standards required by examination bodies. We aim to make it as easy for our learners as possible to study here.

View our course selection now and begin your learning journey with Westminster's specialist adult college.



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