Free courses for carers

At the WEA, we recognise the importance of unpaid carers. We understand that it's important for you to take time out for self-care. This is especially true if you are caring for children with special needs or a family member with disabilities.  

Taking care of yourself helps you to provide support for your loved ones. So it's important to remember to make time for your own wellbeing while balancing your caregiving responsibilities. 

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Designed to fit around your care responsibilities

We have designed our courses for carers to fit in with your needs. They are all online, so there is no need to travel, and our tutors understand that sometimes you need to take a break from your responsibilities. 

All our courses for carers (or those who have previously been carers) are completely free. You do not need to receive a carer's allowance. If you are unsure if you qualify, call our friendly learner services team on 0300 303 3464 and they can help. 

Find time for your interests

We want our courses to help you make time for yourself and explore your own interests. Our courses include: 

  • health and wellbeing for carers to help you manage your own health and stress 
  • virtual visits to stately homes, so you can visit wonderful places around the UK from the comfort of your living room.   

You can pick and mix these courses; we want you to enjoy as many as possible. Add any courses you are interested in attending to the basket and you’ll only need to book once. 

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Care 2 Find Out About Emotional Freedom Technique

Are you stuck in a rut, suffering from pain or just generally feeling out of kilter? This may just be the course for you. During this introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques, we will touch on the fascinating worldwide used therapy that is easy to learn and incredibly effective. Learn the basics of emotional freedom technique that follows on to a more comprehensive course as a progression route.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/04/2024 -
Wed 24/04/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014607
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available

Care 2: Visit Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Come along and explore beautiful Chatsworth House, all from the comfort of your home! You will find out about this historic building and explore its rich history. This is a course for carers, former carers and the cared for, and is great chance to learn something new and be a part of an interesting discussion.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/04/2024 -
Wed 24/04/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alison Warren
Course code:
Q00014602
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Care 2: Try Seated Yoga

Would you like to keep fitter and become more flexible in the comfort of your own home? Join me in this relaxed and friendly seated yoga class that combines Pilates and yoga together, designed for all skill levels, ages and abilities. The benefits of this class include relief from back pain, reduction in stress and improved sleeping patterns. Did you know that regular yoga practice can support healing even if you are recovering from an illness?

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 30/04/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
11:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014612
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Care 2: Find Out About Nutrition

On this course we shall find out about the macro and micro nutrients in our diets; what they are, what they do, how they change over our lifetimes and why we need them. We will also look at different types of diet (not slimming ones!); vegetarian, vegan, gluten/lactose free, flexitarian and so on, and identify the pros and cons of them. We shall cover essential vitamins and minerals, current dietary advice, and look at the nutritional information on food labels.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 07/05/2024 -
Tue 04/06/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00015162
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

WEA Membership

For just £15 a year, you can:

  • Join our popular, award-winning weekly lecture series,
  • Access an archive of over 100 past lectures,
  • Get priority online and phone booking for autumn courses (England only),
  • Receive our Highway magazine and access back issues,
  • Attend our members’ annual conference.

Just add us to your basket to sign up today!

Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Care 2: Find Out About The Weird and Wonderful World of Wilkie Collins

A course for carers, former carers and the cared for, find out about Wilkie Collins and learn about aspects of his life from the comfort of your own home. This online course is packed with discussions and exploration of Wilkie Collins and his work.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 08/05/2024 -
Wed 08/05/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alison Warren
Course code:
Q00011039
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Care 2 Find Out About Before Bridgerton : The World of Georgette Heyer and Her Legacy

A course for carers, former carers and the cared for. All romantic fiction owers a debt to Georgette Hayer, join me in the comfort of your own home to find out about her life, her work and her influences.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 08/05/2024 -
Wed 29/05/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alison Warren
Course code:
Q00014598
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Care 2: Visit Harewood House, Yorkshire

This course is for carers, former carers and the cared for. Come along and find out about Harewood House all from the comfort of your own home! On this course, we will take a look at Harewood House and explore its rich history.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 13/05/2024 -
Mon 13/05/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alison Warren
Course code:
Q00014604
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Care 2: Identify ways to support living with Dementia

Many seemingly small changes or adaptations in the home can really help to make life with Dementia a bit easier and happier for those with Dementia and their carers. We shall be exploring a number of small changes, and in this supportive learning environment we will be sharing our own experiences and learn from each other. There will be plenty of discussion in this session, and I hope you will all leave with a couple of ideas to try. I will signpost you to find further support services should you need them.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 13/05/2024 -
Mon 13/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00015068
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Care 2: Visit The Royal Pavilion at Brighton

A course for carers, former carers and the cared for, join us to look at the Royal Pavilion at Brighton and explore its fascinating history. This course is a great way to learn something new form the comfort of your own home. Feel free to contribute to the class and get involved in the interesting discussions.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Mon 20/05/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alison Warren
Course code:
Q00014605
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Care 2: Try Out Meditation

Join me in this interactive experience where you might travel to India, Egypt or even inside your body to help stimulate your body on a cellular level to help with disease or distress. This class offers you a guided meditation that will relax your mind and body. What a wonderful way to start your day with a progression route offered at the end of this introductory session.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Mon 20/05/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014609
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free