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Welcome to Waltham Forest College


At Waltham Forest College our aim is to ensure you become qualified, work-ready professionals with the skills and expertise to participate in today’s competitive job market. We will help you to realise your full potential and set you on a path where you can progress with confidence to the next stage of your chosen career.

Choosing what’s right for you

Our courses are designed to give you the skills and qualifications that you need for a successful future. From the very start one of our advisers will discuss with you your career goals and aspirations. Your current skills and qualifications will be taken into consideration and you will be entered onto a level and course of study that matches your skills and needs.

Making You Employable – Your Study Programme

As part of your course you will benefit from a vocational qualification, English and maths and employability activities, such as work experience placements, and visits from employers and industry professionals who come into the College to deliver workshops and share their experiences and advise you.

About us

Why Choose Waltham Forest College?

You will:

  • Be taught by industry experts who have the knowledge, experience and training to get you to the top of your vocational area
  • Learn in some of the most impressive facilities in London with access to industry standard equipment and training environments, including commercial hairdressing and beauty salons, art, design and fashion studios, training kitchens, motor vehicle workshops and a technology centre
  • Receive individual one-to-one support with a dedicated learning mentor
  • Benefit from smaller classroom sizes than in most traditional schools
  • Benefit from the College’s close partnerships with key local employers and industry professionals, who come into the College to share their experiences and advise you on what to do in order to successfully enter the world of work

Facilities available

In addition to our well-equipped classrooms, you will have access to our fantastic Learning Resource Centre, our Olympic size swimming pool, cafés and a commercial restaurant - The Mallinson - run by our trainee Baristas and Chefs.

Additional support

We are committed to providing a secure environment for all of our students and offer all kinds of support to ensure you are safe and that your emotional and practical needs are met. We also offer access and disability support and additional learning support.

If it is financial support you need, you may be entitled to a student bursary.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Waltham Forest College directly.

Last updated date: 24 July 2017
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Venues

  • A: Forest Road Site
    • Address:
    • Forest Road
    • Waltham Forest
    • London
    • E17 4JB
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 02085018501
    • Website:
    • www.waltham.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • myfuture@waltham.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.

      Tube:

      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.

      Bus:

      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford

  • B: Priestly Way
    • Address:
    • Units 9 and 11
    • Priestley Way
    • Waltham Forest Trading Estate
    • London
    • E17 6AL
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 02085270648
    • Website:
    • www.waltham.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • myfuture@waltham.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Train:

      Trains run to Blackhorse Road station from Gospel Oak and Ba

      rking (a bus can then be taken to Priestley Way).

      Tube:

      The Victoria Line stops at Blackhorse Road station, which is approximately a 5 minutes walk to Priestley Way. Alternatively, you can get a bus.

      Bus:

      Buses 230 and 123 stop at Blackhorse Road station, take the 158 bus from Blackhorse Road station and get off at Priestley Way.