Courses to build life skills

Learn life skills with the largest charitable provider of adult education in England and Scotland. Adult learning isn’t like school. Everyone belongs at the WEA. You’ll get meaningful, and tailored support, so you can reach your full potential. Our classes are friendly and fun, designed for adults like you. We won’t talk down to you and you’ll learn skills that you’ll use in everyday life.

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What are life skills?

Simply put, they are skills that make everyday life easier. Life skills include cooking, budgeting, communicating with others, health, well-being and managing emotions. Sometimes this means learning new things, and sometimes it means building on things you already know.

Sometimes adulting can be hard. These courses can help make it feel just that bit easier, make you feel more independent and empower you to face the future ahead.

Small steps to larger goals

You don’t have to have big goals in mind. Just take small steps towards boosting your skills and improving your wellbeing. Whether it is learning to budget better or cook healthier food. Building your confidence or gaining independence. There is a course for you.

When you study with us, you will:

  • Build your confidence
  • Learn new life skills
  • Improve your everyday life and wellbeing

Take a look at our great range of courses and start making a positive change today.

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Understanding ADHD

Are you or a loved one waiting on a diagnosis for ADHD? If so, the tools and resources in this ADHD course can support you through the process. Having correct and up-to-date information is a crucial part of understanding the diagnosis. This equality & diversity course is aimed at people supporting others with ADHD. Gain understanding of what ADHD is and how it affects behaviour. Consider the facts and myths surrounding ADHD and learn ways to interact productively with individuals with ADHD. Gain awareness of behaviour that challenges and explore strategies to manage it.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 16/05/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Natasha Abrams
Course code:
Q00014817
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Communicating Confidently

Would you like to feel more confident in conversations, meetings, or speaking in public? If you struggle to find your voice or get your point across, this communication skills course can help you feel more comfortable in conversation. Improving your communication skills can go a long way towards boosting your confidence in these situations. Learn effective tools and techniques to improve your communication skills. Whether you want to feel more comfortable meeting new people, holding union meetings or participating in community discussions, these confidence-building exercises can help you.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 16/05/2024 -
Thu 16/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Riverside Community Health Project (Newc
Carnegie Building
Atkinson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8XS
Tutor:
Rupa Marwaha
Course code:
Q00014983
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.50

Managing Stress

Do you find it difficult to wind down? When we’re stressed it’s hard to feel calm and relaxed. But you don’t have to live with constant stress. There are simple techniques you can learn to manage it. This stress awareness course is helpful for anyone who wants to learn to alleviate stress. In this course we will learn how to identify stress risk factors, recognise the symptoms of stress, and apply techniques to reduce it. Depending on your needs, there are various study options after this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 16/05/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Trimdon Grange Community Centre (Trimdon
Kielder Drive
Trimdon Grange
Trimdon Station
TS29 6PB
Tutor:
Margaret Mordue
Course code:
Q00015122
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Helping your child with numbers for Purfleet Trust (Multiply Norfolk)

Do you lack confidence with maths? Do you want to be able to support your children with their schoolwork? As a parent, you play an important role in shaping your child's mathematical future. This course will empower you with creative and practical approaches to make numbers engaging and accessible. You will learn fun and engaging ways to support your children with number skills development that will help you grow as a maths educator and foster a positive attitude towards learning and numeracy. This is a free course for parents like you, with tips and tactics to help your primary school children with numbers even if you struggle with numbers yourself!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 16/05/2024 -
Thu 16/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Purfleet Pantry
Southgates Roundabout
King's Lynn
PE30 5SX
Tutor:
Laura Howsen
Course code:
Q00015322
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Beginners British Sign Language (BSL): Signing in the Workplace

This TEAMS workshop has been created to celebrate Learning at Work Week. Knowing how to sign can make your communication more inclusive for everyone you interact with. In this useful, introductory workshop you will learn some of the basics of British Sign language with a view to applying it in a workplace setting. Skills such as fingerspelling and numbers, some greetings and useful signs for the workplace will be covered. Expand your awareness of hearing impairment and gain some useful skills to use at work and in your community.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 16/05/2024 -
Thu 16/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Joanne Liddle
Course code:
Q00015341
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Personal Development: Preparing for the UK Driving Theory Test

This course will help you if English is not your first language and if you are struggling to understand the vocabulary needed to pass the UK Driving Theory Test. During the course, we will cover all the English technical language you are likely to need. You will also learn about the language used in the Highway Code and about transport in the UK. We will also cover road signs, road markings and the rules of driving. The course will help you to feel more confident that you are ready to apply for the Theory Test.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Sneinton Community CIC
Edale Road
Sneinton
Nottingham
NG2 4HT
Tutor:
Andrew Roles
Course code:
Q00014744
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Money management and budgeting for ESOL learners (Multiply)

This short course is designed for learners currently studying ESOL who want to learn more about the language and skills that will help you manage your money, make good shopping decisions, and understand budgeting. The course will look at the principles of managing money in everyday situations like comparing prices on the high street, working out the best deal for transport to get to work or learning, or the cost of cooking a meal. This course will take place at St Peter’s Church Parish Hall, Portland Road, Hove BN3 5GD. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply programme and is free to learners that are aged 19 or above, who live in a Brighton and Hove postcode, and who do not have GCSE maths at grades A*-C or 4 – 9.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 24/05/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Saint Peter's Church Hall (Hove)
Tamworth Road
Hove
BN3 5GD
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00014779
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Would you like to learn techniques to relax and wind down? When we’re stressed or anxious it’s hard to feel calm. Anxiety affects over 8 million people in the UK at any time. But you don’t have to live with constant stress or anxiety. There are simple techniques you can learn to manage it. This stress management course is ideal if you want to learn habits to reduce stress and anxiety. It can help you lead a healthier and fuller life

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 17/05/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Riverside Community Health Project (Newc
Carnegie Building
Atkinson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8XS
Tutor:
Julia Charlton
Course code:
Q00014897
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

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

Care 2: Make a Slow Cooked Meal in One Pot

We will be preparing, in real time, a one pot complete meal in the slow cooker which is healthy and budget friendly. The recipe will be adaptable to suit most dietary needs and freezable so you can make enough for another day as well. You will be able to cook along with me, if you would like to, asking questions as we go. The recipe will be on the Canvas page for the course, so you will be able to go shopping beforehand. If you have attended a course with me before, i shall be making something new.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Mon 20/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00015069
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free