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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Food Hygiene

If you help out in a community or voluntary role, you may need to work with food. Understanding the safe handling of food is key to preventing infections and ensuring proper hygiene. Food safety courses are useful if you do any kind of charity or voluntary work that involves handling food. Whether you help prepare lunches at a community centre or collaborate with a food bank, this knowledge can help you ensure hygiene measures are followed.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 09/07/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Wesley Hall Community Centre (Leicester)
76 Hartington Road
Leicester
LE2 0GN
Tutor:
Jamila Mohammed Khanbhai
Course code:
Q00014095
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Food Hygiene

If you help out in a community or voluntary role, you may need to work with food. Understanding the safe handling of food is key to preventing infections and ensuring proper hygiene. Food safety courses are useful if you do any kind of charity or voluntary work that involves handling food. Whether you help prepare lunches at a community centre or collaborate with a food bank, this knowledge can help you ensure hygiene measures are followed.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 09/07/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Wesley Hall Community Centre (Leicester)
76 Hartington Road
Leicester
LE2 0GN
Tutor:
Jamila Mohammed Khanbhai
Course code:
Q00014097
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Cooking Practical: Lunchtime Leftovers

As part of world food waste day we are running a course on how to reduce your food waste and cut costs when it comes to meal time. If you are short of time and have leftovers in the fridge, this is the course for you. We will make a quick, easy, delicious and nutritious lunch/ light tea using bits from the fridge and store cupboard that you and your family will enjoy, helping you to reduce food waste and save a bit of money!

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 09/07/2024 -
Tue 30/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00014439
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £29.60

Food Hygiene

If you help out in a community or voluntary role, you may need to work with food. Understanding the safe handling of food is key to preventing infections and ensuring proper hygiene. Food safety courses are useful if you do any kind of charity or voluntary work that involves handling food. Whether you help prepare lunches at a community centre or collaborate with a food bank, this knowledge can help you ensure hygiene measures are followed.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 10/07/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Wesley Hall Community Centre (Leicester)
76 Hartington Road
Leicester
LE2 0GN
Tutor:
Jamila Mohammed Khanbhai
Course code:
Q00014101
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

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Multiply Essex: Money management & budgeting at Colchester Library

Whether it’s budgeting or managing your bank account, this course will help you plan your way around personal and family finances, teaching you how to calculate and manage money. The focus is on giving you practical skills and knowledge in numbers to help you manage your money better. You'll learn ways to take charge of your finances, easing the impact of growing living costs. Enrol on our course to gain skills and tools for better financial management.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 10/07/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Colchester Library
Trinity Square
Colchester
CO1 1JB
Tutor:
Derek Robinson
Course code:
Q00015415
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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 11/07/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
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

Saving Money & Being Sustainable

Nowadays there are many ways to be green and consume responsibly. From reducing buying habits to repurposing and recycling things we no longer need, it’s never been easier to adopt sustainable habits. And the good news is that sustainable practices help you save money, too. This sustainable finance course introduces you to money-saving tactics that align with green agendas. Being sustainable is about recycling, reducing, reusing, and generally consuming less. This course is ideal for you if you want to learn nifty ways to save money whilst helping the environment.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/07/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Brinkburn CIO
Off Harton Lane
South Shields
NE34 0PP
Tutor:
Kathleen Scott
Course code:
Q00012958
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
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 15/07/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014610
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Numeracy for work

This course is specifically designed for individuals who are looking to build foundational mathematical skills with a focus on practical applications in the context of employment. Whether it's looking at vacancies, start and end times, and general information around workplace vocabulary involving numeracy. This course will help you navigate your way around numeracy for work and teach you how to calculate and understand vacancies and jobs better. It will also introduce you to a plethora of jobs and professions and roles performed in some jobs. You will listen to people talk about what they like in their jobs and what they dislike about their jobs. You will therefore be able to write and describe actions in the present and future tenses.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/07/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 3:15pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00015545
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Cooking on a Budget (Multiply West Sussex)

*Please note that this isa course exclusively for residents living in a West Sussex postcode area - please do not apply if you do not live in West Sussex. Thanks for your understanding.* We will be cooking together in real time, making a variety of dishes, with advice and ideas on how to change the quantities to suit the number of people you are cooking for. We will look at ways of cooking and baking for one or two, or enough for a party. We shall be measuring ingredients and there will be time to find out about all the different ways measurements are written in recipes, so you can cook with confidence. Recipes will be put on Canvas before the course begins, so you can go shopping if you are going to cook along with me. All questions are welcome during the session, novice cooks are welcome along with those who have more experience and we will share ideas. Outcome: Double and halve the quantities in a recipe using metric and imperial measures while cooking a variety of dishes.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/07/2024 -
Wed 24/07/2024
Times:
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00015979
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free