WEA – England

The Workers Education Association (WEA) was set up in 1903, it is a charity that supports and encourages adult education.  It’s approach to teaching is learner let and flexible.  Through this approach they are able to offer a wide range of short to medium courses which are delivered in the community.  This enable them to be accessible to everyone.  The courses are aimed at learners 19 or over, most courses are non accredited, but there are some that are and can lead to formal qualifications.

The WEA courses tend to be between 20 – 30 hours long and are delivered over a number of weeks.  There are longer courses which could involved more than one lesson a week.

Below is a list of some of the courses available, for the full list please visit the WEA website.

 

 Personal and Professional Development

  • Function Skills, Maths, English & ICT
  • Gaining confidence and being assertive
  • Developing skills for live and work
  • Introduction to mild fullness
  • Confidence building for Women
  • Keeping up with the kids (maths and English)

 

 Leisure Subjects

  • Acting and Debating
  • Drawing and painting
  • Pilates
  • Dance for Health
  • Yoga for back and shoulders
  • Tai Chi

 

 Languages

  • ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
  • German
  • Introduction to Interpreting
  • Spanish
  • Sign language
  • French

 

 Hobbies and interests

  • Poetry
  • Creative Writing Skills
  • Acting and Debating
  • Painting
  • Learning about the railways
  • History

 

The course fees are relatively small and can vary according to the length of the course and how many teaching hours the course involves. Some students are eligible for fee-remission.

If you want to know more, or enrol on a local course.

Phone 0161 486 2108 or e-mail Claire.obrien@urtu.com


 

 

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