From education to employment

Waltham Forest College at the Heart of the Economic Recovery

Waltham Forest College

For many of us, the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and the various national and local lockdowns brought about a period of self-reflection and self-assessment, often raising questions about our future pathways.

Often, the answer has been a need to change direction and set out on a new career path and we, as individuals, are not the only ones to be prompted by the pandemic to look at how we can reshape the future. Institutions, too, have been reappraising their place in a post COVID world.

Waltham Forest College has a rich history rising to unprecedented national challenges and providing skills-led technical training. In keeping with that strong tradition, Waltham Forest College is best placed at the centre of the economic rebuild by equipping students with the skills and qualifications to thrive and prosper in a post COVID-19 Britain.

The College has developed partnerships with national employers to review skills demands for the future and recently launched a Youth Hub developed in tandem with the Department of Work and Pensions Jobcentre Plus, that supports young people dealing with the impact of COVID-19, during this unprecedented time.

Amir Ahmed, Director of Learner Services and Marketing at Waltham Forest College, said:

“The College is an anchor institution within the community, and we are proud to be the first College to launch the Youth Hub that will kickstart the careers of thousands of young people, who could otherwise be left behind”.

“There has been a significant number of positive outcomes since the launch of the Youth Hub with many students progressing onto securing employment and we will continue to drive forward our college vision and strategy to further serve the needs of our local community”.

Every year Waltham Forest College supports and encourage the career aspirations of many young people and adults and the College is accepting applications for courses starting in September 2021. If you wish to discover more about the exciting opportunities which are available at Waltham Forest College, then why not attend the up-and-coming Virtual Open Events.

Over the course of four days – Monday, March 22 -Thursday, March 25 – the College is running a series of live course webinars that will help you to discover the course that’s right for you.


BUSINESS, IT AND CREATIVE – Monday, March 22, 4pm – 5pm
Art & Design, Business, Digital Media, Information Technology, Fashion

HEALTH CARE, PUBLIC SERVICES AND SPORT – Tuesday, March 23, 4pm – 5pm
Early Years, Health & Social Care, Public Services, Sport

Automotive Engineering, Bricklaying, Carpentry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Plumbing

ADULT COURSES – Wednesday, March 24, 4pm – 5pm
Access to Higher Education. English, ESOL, Maths, Part-time, Teacher Training

LEISURE AND TOURISM – Thursday, March 25, 4pm – 5pm
Hair, Beauty & Barbering, Hospitality & Culinary Arts, Travel & Tourism

FOUNDATION LEARNING – Thursday, March 25, 4pm – 5pm
Pathway to Employment, Pathway to Independence.

Click here to book your place

Related Articles