Inspiring adults to learn since 1903

We teach in places that others can’t reach, right on our learners’ doorstep - with exceptional tutors from local communities who are supportive and sensitive to local needs.

Our tutors have been inspiring adults to learn since 1903; and with 2,300 course locations it means there is a WEA course within the reach of 80% of the people that need it most.

Every year more than 2000 tutors teach the thousands of WEA courses that take place in local communities across England and Scotland.

To our students, tutors are the face of the WEA providing expert tuition but also providing so much more. WEA tutors encourage and support students, helping them gain confidence, knowledge and skills. They enrich the lives of thousands of students and help create the welcoming and friendly atmosphere experienced in every WEA course.

We teach a variety of courses to suit student and regional needs.

In this section, find out about: working with the WEA; our Approach to Education and Learning; tutor profiles; frequently asked questions and more…

The work you do as a tutor to support the WEA and our values has a direct impact on people's lives.

Join the thousands of talented tutors’ nationwide working together for social change through adult learning - right in the heart of your local community.