Learning Without Barriers

It’s never too late (or too early) to learn something new. We offer education and learning support to young people and adults to provide them with the opportunities they need.

You might want to learn or improve your English, or perhaps sharpen up your parenting skills, or maybe you just need extra help studying core subjects at school.

Whatever your needs, interests or background, we have a course to suit you. Each of our programmes will encourage you to broaden your horizons and try something new and challenging.

Westway Trust is not-for-profit organisation and remains committed to this principle. We are also committed to enable access to education for all learners. However, we need to apply tuition fees to our Creative Courses to ensure that they cover their costs and are sustainable. Our fee structure and course pricing all underpin this committment, whilst limiting the costs associated with additional bureaucracy. 

Our ESOL and Teaching Assistant courses are free if you are: 

  • A resident of London
  • A refugee and asylum seeker (resident of more than 6 months)
  • Unemployed and in receipt of benefits
  • Employed but on low income (less than £25,350.20)

Please give us a call on 02089625741 or email us at learning.admin@westway.org if you have any questions. 

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Essential Digital Skills for Work and Life – Entry 3

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This course at Entry Level 3 is designed for adults with little or no prior experience of using digital devices or the internet.  

The course is free if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

May 14, 2024

Location:

Resource Centre

Level 1 in Essential Digital Skills for Work and Life

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The Ascentis Level 1 in Essential Digital Skills course will allow you to demonstrate understanding of and competency in the essential digital skills you need for life and work.  

The course is free if you meet certain criteria

Start date:

May 13, 2024

Location:

Resource Centre

Explore Your Creativity

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Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.

Full fee:

£80

Concession:

£35

Start date:

May 14, 2024

Location:

Westway Trust, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

Sketching around North Kensington

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Taking a walk around North Kensington, you will use drawing to heighten awareness of your surroundings and as a way of seeing the community anew. Making rapid sketches, you will develop a rich record of your experiences, which will be discussed and reflected on with the group. 

Full fee:

£35

Concession:

£15

Start date:

July 3, 2024

Location:

North Kensington

ESOL writing skills for life and work

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This course is suitable if you speak a little English and can use the alphabet. The focus of this course is on improving your writing skills. 

The course is free if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

April 24, 2024

Location:

St Cuthbert's Children Centre, Warwick Road, SW5 9UE

ESOL for complete beginners: Writing skills

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This course will give you confidence using English for work, study and socialising. You will focus on reading skills. 

The course is free if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

April 24, 2024

Location:

Westway Trust, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

ESOL Literacy for complete beginners

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This course will give you confidence using English for work, study and socialising. You will focus on speaking and listening, reading and writing. 

The course is free if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

April 15, 2024

Location:

Online

Entry 3 ESOL Writing Skills

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This course is suitable if you already speak and write everyday English. You will practice your writing so that you can write a long email or letter.

The course is free if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

April 23, 2024

Location:

Westway Trust Resource Centre, 7 Thorpe Close / Online

Entry 2 ESOL Writing Skills

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This course is for people who can have some conversations and write short letters, emails and forms in English, but only at a very simple level. On the course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you write about more interesting things and make fewer mistakes. 

The course is free if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

April 22, 2024

Location:

Resource Centre

Communications skills: write well (ESOL Level 2)

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This course will help you develop the English you need to participate actively and at a high level in UK life both at home, with friends and at work. You will develop critical reading skills exploring themes and ideas 

The course is free if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

April 23, 2024

Location:

Westway Trust, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

Entry 1 ESOL Writing Skills

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Learn basic writing skills with this foundational English course for beginners. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn to write in English to study, work, and live in the UK. Entry 1 ESOL courses help people who are just starting to learn English. It will help you gain confidence to write basic sentences in English.  

The course is free if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

April 24, 2024

Location:

Resource Centre

Develop Your Reading and Languages Skills (ESOL Level 1)

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On this course, you will develop your English language skills in reading. You will practise reading for gist and practise summarising the mains points and extracting details. You will also practise identifying the purpose and tone of different texts and distinguishing opinion from fact. 

The course is free if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

April 29, 2024

Location:

Resource Centre

Introduction to Face Painting

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The course is suitable for those with little or no experience of if you have done some face painting from a book or online tutorials.  

Full fee:

£75

Concession:

£35

Start date:

May 10, 2024

Location:

Westway Trust, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

Early Years Providers: Be Well – Do Well

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This 6-week course focuses on the essential elements of wellbeing in the Early Years. 

This course is free

Start date:

June 6, 2024

Location:

Westway Trust, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

Learn the Ukulele

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An inclusive community ukulele course that welcomes total beginners to those that have played a little.  

Full fee:

£50

Concession:

£20

Start date:

May 7, 2024

Location:

Resource Centre

A Mini Place of My Own – Discovering the art of Miniature Making

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We will be learning about the art of miniature making and explaining how the 1/12th scale, commonly used for dollhouses works We will be making a miniature room including furniture, accessories and soft furnishings.

Full fee:

£60

Senior fee:

£30

Concession:

£12

Start date:

April 24, 2024

Location:

Westway Trust, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

Community Fundraising

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This new 8-session practical course will support you to develop your fundraising skills and raise more money for your organisation.

This course is FREE for Westway Trust members, community groups and individual residents of North Kensington.

Start date:

May 20, 2024

Location:

2 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

Upcycle Your Wardrobe: Sewing Skills for Customising Your Clothes

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Wardrobe looking tired and in need of some sauce? Don’t look to fast fashion for your answers, join local dress designer Christina for insight and inspiration to customise your clothes in a sustainable way!

Full fee:

£80

Senior fee:

£40

Concession:

£20

Start date:

April 18, 2024

Location:

Westway Trust, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

Introduction to the role of the teaching assistant

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This 8-week introductory course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a teaching assistant/mentor/learning support worker/additional support worker in schools, supplementary schools, colleges or community settings. 

The course is FREE if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

May 1, 2024

Location:

Resource Centre

Introduction to the role of the teaching assistant

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This 8-week introductory course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a teaching assistant/mentor/learning support worker/additional support worker in schools, supplementary schools, colleges or community settings. 

The course is FREE if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

May 10, 2024

Location:

Resource Centre

Ascentis ESOL Award in Speaking & Listening: Entry 2

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Can you have short conversations in English, but want to do more?   In this course, you will practise asking and answering questions using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms. 

The course is FREE if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

September 18, 2023

Location:

Resource Centre, 7 Thorpe Close. W10 5XL

ESOL for complete beginners: Reading skills

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This course is suitable if you speak a little English and can use the alphabet.  

The course is FREE if you meet certain criteria.

Start date:

April 22, 2024

Location:

Dalgarno Trust, Dalgarno Way, W10 5LE