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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Cooking on a budget for Under 1 Roof (Norfolk Multiply)

Join us to learn how to make delicious food on a budget. This course will show you how to cook using basic ingredients at less than half the cost of shop bought produce. There are two parts to this course, a lunch menu and a ‘make, bake and take’ dish for you to take away with you. The lunch menu guides you through measuring and adjusting ingredients to cater for the volume of people you need to feed and also compares the cost to that of Ready Made, shop bought dishes. This course also gives you an opportunity to taste the difference between shop bought and freshly made produce. This course is free to anyone in Norfolk who is 19+ and hasn't achieved a grade C (equivalent) in Maths.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 13/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Under1Roof (Norwich)
100-102 Westwick Street
Norwich
NR2 4SZ
Tutor:
Laura Howsen
Course code:
Q00015361
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Michelle Lee
Course code:
Q00015180
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.30

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 10/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Tricuro -Parkstone Connect Day Centre (P
Croft Road
Poole
BH12 3LD
Tutor:
Ruth Odurand
Course code:
Q00013992
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.60

Ways to Wellbeing

Discover the path to a happier and more balanced life with Ways to Well-being. This WEA course (held at Blandford Library) offers a comprehensive exploration of mindfulness and provides you with techniques that can transform your daily routine. By attending, you will reap numerous benefits such as improved mental clarity, enhanced emotional intelligence, and a greater sense of inner peace. Our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way, ensuring an immersive and engaging learning experience. Take control of your well-being today and enroll in Ways to Well-being! Don't miss out on the incredible advantages that attending this educational journey brings.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 10/06/2024 -
Thu 13/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Blandford Forum Library
1, The Tabernacle
Blandford Forum
DT11 7DW
Tutor:
Dulcie Allan
Course code:
Q00014334
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £29.60

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Healthy Living: Eating for your well-being

In today's fast-paced world, the importance of nutrition for overall wellbeing cannot be overstated. "Eating for Your Wellbeing" is a comprehensive course designed to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed dietary choices that promote optimal health and vitality. Throughout this course, participants will explore the relationship between food and wellbeing, delving into the physiological, psychological, and emotional aspects of nutrition. From understanding what foods are better for our well-being to exploring the impact of dietary patterns on mood and cognition, this course offers a holistic approach to eating for vitality, and is open to anyone who is a client at Seetec Pluss in Dorset.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 10/06/2024 -
Thu 13/06/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Seetec Pluss Poole
Poole
BH12 1ED
Tutor:
Dulcie Allan
Course code:
Q00014883
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £4.20

Fresh Family Food

Mealtimes are a great way to bring the family together. They’re also the perfect opportunity to build healthy habits as a family and teach future generations to make nutritious food choices. Learn to prepare tasty wholesome meals for all the family in this healthy cooking course. This course will teach you how to incorporate healthy options into your cooking plan. Get ideas for cooking fresh food and explore new ways to prepare vegetables and salads. Learn how to understand nutritional information so that you can make better choices when shopping.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 10/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Wingate & Station Town family centre
Partridge Terrace
Wingate
TS28 5BD
Tutor:
Jayne Clark
Course code:
Q00015421
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Ways to Wellbeing

Discover the path to a happier and more balanced life with Ways to Well-being. This WEA course (held at Seetec Poole) offers a comprehensive exploration of mindfulness and provides you with techniques that can transform your daily routine. By attending, you will reap numerous benefits such as improved mental clarity, enhanced emotional intelligence, and a greater sense of inner peace. Our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way, ensuring an immersive and engaging learning experience. Take control of your well-being today and enroll in Ways to Well-being! Don't miss out on the incredible advantages that attending this educational journey brings.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 11/06/2024 -
Wed 12/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Seetec Pluss Poole
Poole
BH12 1ED
Tutor:
Dulcie Allan
Course code:
Q00014339
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Healthy Living: Eating for your well-being

In today's fast-paced world, the importance of nutrition for overall wellbeing cannot be overstated. ""Eating for Your Wellbeing"" is a comprehensive course designed to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed dietary choices that promote optimal health and vitality. Throughout this course, participants will explore the relationship between food and wellbeing, delving into the physiological, psychological, and emotional aspects of nutrition. From understanding what foods are better for our well-being to exploring the impact of dietary patterns on mood and cognition, this course offers a holistic approach to eating for vitality, and is open to anyone who is a client at Seetec Pluss in Dorset.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 11/06/2024 -
Wed 12/06/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Seetec Pluss Poole
Poole
BH12 1ED
Tutor:
Dulcie Allan
Course code:
Q00014828
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £4.20

Holistic Therapy: An introduction to Reflexology

Join a group of like-minded people who want to improve their maths skills and explore the fascinating subject of reflexology. On this course you will learn how you can use basic maths to learn reflexology, followed by the simple techniques of massage to support your health and wellbeing. Reflexology is an ancient form of self- massage therapy that focuses on applying pressure over points that directly correlate to all areas of the body. This practice is said to have a massive range of health benefits. This course is very much designed to show people how they can help themselves through using this amazing technique to help alleviate discomfort in the body. Learn the key ingredients of how to use % to blend oils for the body and some basic Swedish massage techniques that you can use on yourself. Open to all.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 11/06/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014959
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.30

Multiply Essex: Money management & budgeting

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:
Tue 11/06/2024 -
Tue 25/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Derek Robinson
Course code:
Q00015391
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free