What are the WEA Pathways and how can they help your organisation?

  • Are you looking for an adult educational provider to deliver training? 
  • Does your organisation work with communities? 
  • Are you involved in adult education, lifelong learning and/or upskilling adults? 

At the WEA we work in partnership with hundreds of community organisations, employers and trade unions across England and Scotland -delivering adult education ‘within reach’ of local communities.

The WEA pathways have been developed as our new partner programme offering a range of courses tailored to suit you.

We can run a variety of tasters.These tasters give you a flavour of the WEA organisation and student learning experience with the opportunity to work with us further with our WEA Pathways. 

The WEA Pathways Overview

The WEA Pathways is our new partner programme that provides a range of courses designed to inspire and empower adults through education that’s ‘within reach’.

There are 3 stages in each Pathway to provide WEA students with progression opportunities:

  1. Get Started
  2. Develop
  3. Moving on

The Get Started range of courses and tasters aim to build confidence and self-esteem.
Students can move through the different stages; enrolling on tasters, short courses or longer, accredited courses. Some students may wish to start at the Develop stage. 

Students can move freely between pathways under our ‘personalised learning’ philosophy. 

How We Work With Our Partners:

At the WEA we provide both expertise and materials to all our partners – we will arrange both the tutor and the course materials for you.

How Partners Work With Us:

There are many ways you can partner with us. We have partners who contribute venues, assist with recruiting and supporting students and course promotion.

To find out more and arrange a meeting with a WEA contact in your area, please email pathways@wea.org.uk with the following information

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Reasons for enquiry
  • Region
  • Contact details