Waltham Forest College Students Take Part In Olympics Opening Ceremony

Three students from Waltham Forest College, college in east london, were amongst thousands of dancers who thrilled a global audience during the Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012 on Friday 27th July 2012.  Wilza Mendez (Art and Design), Iva Palujnskait (ESOL) and Kenzo Liwasa, (Business Studies), took part in the spectacular show which was the brainchild of esteemed award-winning director Danny Boyle.  After rigorous auditions and months of rehearsing in secret they were elated to be part of such a magnificent event.

Kenzo who lives in Leyton said: “This was once in life time experience and it was really great to meet people from all over the Country. Being involved in this event has made me realise that I would like to my dancing further”. Students received a certificate of appreciation from Danny Boyle thanking them for the time, energy and skills to participate in this great event.

This is a great tribute to the students and Waltham Forest College, who are proud to be such a key part of east London and its regeneration.













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Art and Design BTEC Diploma Level 2 – Waltham Forest College

This course is for those you want to gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the field of Art and Design. The course can lead to employment or a BTEC National Diploma.

Entry Requirements

  • Any one of the following:
    • Art and Design Pathway Level 1
    • Foundation qualification, merit desirable
    • 3 GCSEs at Grade E or above
  • Portfolio of work
  • Interview and assessment

What You Will Study?

  • Visual studies
  • Professional practice in art and design
  • 2D and 3D art and design
  • Portfolio preparation and presentation

How You Will Be Assessed?

  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Group and individual work
  • Final major project

Where It Can Take You?

BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design or employment opportunities in associated industries.

Course Details

Full time course starting September 2012.

Course fees

To find out how much your fees will be please contact the Student Services Department on 020 8501 8501 or info@waltham.ac.uk

What If I Have Any Questions?

Student Services Department on 020 8501 8501 or info@waltham.ac.uk

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Read more about FREE Courses for Adults at Waltham Forest College

“Free” Courses for Adults (19 years plus) at Waltham Forest College in east london.

To qualify for any of the following you must:
  • be 19 years old or over (if you are aged 18 or under on 31 August 2012 and ordinarily resident in the UK your course will be free), and
  • be a UK national, have UK citizenship or a UK passport, or be a national of a European Union or EEA country, or
  • have recently settled status, ie indefinite leave to remain, refugee status, discretionary leave/humanitarian protection, or
  • be an asylum seeker awaiting Home Office decision for more than 6 months
“Free” courses for adults
All learners (except where stated) will pay the College membership fee of £35 for full time and £25 for part time courses.  Learners may also be required to pay other course-related costs, eg kits, materials.

If you are in receipt of JSA (Job Seekers Allowance) or ESA (Employment Support Allowance work-related) benefits you will be able to enrol on many courses in the college with no tuition or examination fees.If you are unemployed and on other “inactive” state benefits (eg  Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Pension Credit, Unwaged Dependent, ESA (non-work related) ) you may also be entitled to free tuition and examinations if you are taking a course with the aim of getting a job.   This includes ESOL and other courses leading to employment.
Literacy and Numeracy courses
Adults enrolling on adult basic skills literacy or numeracy qualifications will not need to pay tuition, examination or College membership fees.
Entry Level and Level 1 Progression Programmes (Excluding ESOL)
  • You may not have to pay tuition fees if
    • you are 19-23 years old
    • you do not already have a “full level 2” qualification (equivalent of 5 GCSEs at grade C or higher)
    • the course provides progression to “full level 2”

This depends on the qualification you will be studying – guidance is available from Student Services on 020 8501 8501 or Room 219 at the College in Forest Road.

Level 2 Entitlement
  •  You will notpay tuition fees if you
    • are 19-23 years old
    • and are enrolling on a “full level 2” qualification (the equivalent of 5 GCSEs at grade C or higher)
    • and do not already have a “full level 2” qualification


 Level 3 Entitlement
  • You will notpay tuition fees if you
    • are 19-24 years enrolling for a “full level 3” qualification (ie the equivalent of 2 ‘A’ levels, or a BTEC National, or an NVQ level 3 or some other level 3 qualifications)
    • and do not already have a “full level 3” qualification
 Adults on Benefits
  • If you are on either of the following benefits you will beentitled to support with fees.
    • Job Seekers Allowance
    • Employment Support Allowance (work [income] related activity only)

You will need to bring along evidence of your benefit.

    • If you are on any of the following benefits you maybeentitled to support with fees.
      • Council Tax Benefit
      • Housing Benefit
      • Income Support
      • Working Tax Credit
      • Pension Credit
      • Unwaged Dependent
      • The non-work [non-income] related category of Employment Support Allowance

This applies to those who are currently unemployed and need training to get a job.

If this applies to you, you will need to sign a self-declaration form to confirm that you are currently unemployed and want to enter employment at the end of your course.

You will also need to bring along evidence of your benefit.

 Payment by Instalments
There are 3 types of programmes – mainstream, commercial and for employers.  Please check with a member of the Student Services Team if you are not sure which category your programme is in. 

Mainstream programmes


If you are required to pay tuition fees over £100 you can arrange to pay in instalments by direct debit.  Please note that only the tuition element of the fee can be paid in instalments.  College membership and examination fees are all payable on enrolment.


Arrangements for paying by instalments:


• You will be required to pay 25% of the tuition fee on enrolment and the remainder in 3 equal instalments.
• If you are requesting payment by instalments, you will need to bring with you cash or a credit/debit card to make your first payment together with your bank account details to set up a direct debit.


Commercial Programmes and Programmes for employers


Please note that instalment payments are not available on commercial programmes under £600, or for employers.    For courses over £600, the same payment arrangements as above will apply.


 Other Support
If you are thinking about joining the College and are not sure which course is right for you or whether you are entitled to any financial support with examinations or other costs, we can give you advice and help.  Please contact a member of the Student Services Team in Room 219 at the College in Forest Road, or contact 020 8501 8501. 

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Good Luck to Waltham Forest College Students

Open Enrolment at Waltham Forest College begins on Thursday 23rd August.
Waltham Forest College is one of the best colleges in east london and major provider of offering courses in both academic and vocational subjects, higher education diploma, professional courses like electrical training courses, art and design courses.
All these courses will help an individual to get a good job in this fast moving world.

To enrol to Waltham Forest College, please bring along your exam results and proof of your date of birth.

Open Enrolment Dates:

Thursday 23rd August 2012 : 10.00 to 16.00

Friday 24th August 2012 : 10.00 to 16.00

Saturday 25th August 2012 : 10.00 to 13.00

Tuesday 28th August 2012 : 10.00 to 20.00

Wednesday 29th August 2012 : 10.00 to 20.00

Thursday 30th August 2012 : 10.00 to 20.00

Friday 31st August 2012 : 10.00 to 15.00

Saturday 1st September 2012 : 10.00 to 13.00

Waltham Forest College, 707 Forest Rd, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JB
Call on 020 8501 8501 for more information.

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Enrichment and Sporting Activities at Waltham Forest College

Learning can be exciting outside the classroom

How would you describe yourself? Are you a thrill seeker, adventurous and sporty, or do you see yourself as being creative?

Are rock climbing, mountain biking and canoeing the types of activities that get your adrenalin running?

Or do you prefer to perform, take part in drama workshops and learn how to sing, dance or play the guitar?

Perhaps sport is your bag and you are eager to get involved in competitive basketball, cricket, football, athletics, rowing or handball.

Whatever your interests, we do our best to ensure that Waltham Forest College, one of the best colleges in east london is more than just a great place to study.


Confidence is the key

We also ensure it is a fantastic place to have fun, make friends and take part in a whole host of activities that will enrich your earning experience.

Our aim is to equip you with more than just the knowledge to gain the qualifications you need to succeed in your chosen career path.

Employers are looking for confident individuals, complete with the communication, teamwork and leadership skills that help to drive their businesses forward.

We want our students to develop these skills in abundance, which is why we place high importance on the extra activities we offer.

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Launch of Olympic Competition – Waltham Forest College

Waltham Forest College, one of the best college in east london,  is working alongside The Mall in Walthamstow and the Guardian newspaper, to see just how excited you are about the Olympics.

Send in pictures of yourselves either spelling out 2012, posing as Olympic Rings or showing off some other aspect of the Games. The more the merrier!

See pictures below for inspiration.

The winning picture will be awarded £100 gift voucher to spend at the Mall in Walthamstow, and a selection of best photographs will also feature in a public exhibition.

All pictures sent in will be published in an online gallery for Waltham Forest Guardian.

The winner will be chosen a week before the Games get under way.

To enter just email your photo to rfirth@london.newquest.co.uk .

Guardian competition rules apply.

Good luck!!

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Alternative Fashion Week at Waltham Forest College

Fashion students wowed crowds at the Alternative Fashion Show, with outfits themed on denim work-wear. Models showed off students creations to a packed open-air show held at the Spitalfield Market.

Fashion student Sian Davies who designed one of the outfits, explains how they came up with the idea:
” We were given a brief of creating denim work-wear.  It was great fun, as all of us created our own pieces, using our own individual inspiration.  I decided to put triangle shaped diamonds on the clothing, which was quite difficult as they had to match up.  But it was definitely worth seeing our work showcased to the public”

Although students had taken part in College run fashion events in the past, it was the first time they had been able to showcase their work in front of the general public.

Bukola Dagiloke, who choreographed the models for Waltham Forest College was very impressed with the outcome:
” I was very impressed with the creativity and professionalism of the students.  The models did a great job too, as they actually only had one fitting and one rehearsal, before strutting their stuff on the cat-walk.  The audience really seemed to love the collection, the students should feel very proud of themselves.”

The Alternative Fashion Show is an annual event, and works with emerging new designers from around the world.

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Sports Studies at Waltham Forest College

There has perhaps never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in the sports and leisure industry with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place on our doorstep.

Waltham Forest College, one of the best colleges in east london, is one of the host boroughs for the 2012 Olympics and Waltham Forest College offers courses to enable our students to make the most of this exciting opportunity.

Jade Jefferies, 17

BTEC Sport and Community Sports Coaching BTEC Diploma Level 2

“The course has been fantastic, and I’ve learnt so much over the past year. For example, I’ve learnt about the rules and regulations of different sporting events, including football and basketball, as well as learning about the human anatomy and how different injuries occur. As a result of being on this course, I’ve now completed a FA Level 1 course, which means I can coach a football team.”

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Waltham Forest College – OPEN DAY SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2012

The best way to see what Waltham Forest College, one of the best colleges in east london, has to offer you is to visit us on our Open Day. Come along to find out about courses starting soon and in September 2012.

We have a range of programmes for school leavers, people wishing to gain new skills for employment or seeking promotion and those looking for a new challenge in their free time.

  • Find out about the professional skills that you are required to have to work in a range of industries
  • Meet lecturers and speak to current students
  • Take a tour of the College
  • See examples of students’ work
  • Get help finding the right course for you

Learn about the varied social life you can expect to have

We offer full-time and part-time, day and evening courses in a wide range of subject areas including:

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Business Secretary Vince Cable Gives Advice to Waltham Forest College Students

Waltham Forest College Students Get Advice from Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills VINCE CABLE

Students from Waltham Forest College were given a helping hand in careers advice from Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable.

The Liberal Democrat Minister spoke to Public Services student Cassie Sofia McBennett and Health and Social Care students Hannah Firth and Elizabeth Olowookere, at WorldSkills London, which is an exhibition and competition taking  place in the Excel Centre, this week.

“ He told us how he got to where he has, which has obviously taken a lot of hard work.  He said he had also taken part in competitions and various forms of training in his youth, which played a big role in where he is today  He was very impressed with WorldSkills, and was happy that we were taking part in the event”, said Elizabeth Olowookere.

“We were really nervous beforehand”, said Cassie.“I’ve never spoken to a Government Minister before. But he was really nice and welcoming and seemed genuinely interested in everything we had to say.  He also seemed impressed when we told him we had two stands and were offering taster sessions in radio production and napkin folding.”

Waltham Forest College will be promoting courses this week at WorldSkills London, which attracts 150,000 global visitors, including some of the world’s most highly respected skills experts.  Staff and students are on hand to give advice and guidance to those interested in taking up part time or full time courses at the College. Members of the public will also be offered beauty treatments from Hairdressing and Beauty students, as well as a chance to have a go at spinning decks with StreetLife Radio, based in the College, and folding napkins into exquisite shapes, including swans and flowers, courtesy of Waltham Forest College’s Catering and Hospitality students.

Principal Robin Jones who was at the event today says: “The World skills event is truly inspirational and demonstrates the talents of young people from across the world in a wide range of vocational competencies.  Employers and the wider community will benefit from these talents and it is hoped that they will prompt others to aspire to progress such career paths.”

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