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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Budgeting Basics for Purfleet Trust (Multiply Norfolk)

This course will help you develop a healthy relationship with money. It will help get your money sorted and make sure you’re getting the best deals. Our course can help you plan your money, stick to your budget and find better ways to make savings. This course is designed to support individuals with using numeracy skills to manage their money. Learners will gain support in becoming more confident using basic everyday maths skills and learn how to budget within their means for example you will learn how to create affordable meals within your own budget. You’ll get practical budgeting tips you can apply in the kitchen and spotting a bargain when shopping and how to get the best value deals and offers to make your money stretch further.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 04/07/2024 -
Thu 04/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Purfleet Pantry
Southgates Roundabout
King's Lynn
PE30 5SX
Tutor:
Laura Howsen
Course code:
Q00015318
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Taster Session - Money Management & Budgetting for ESOL (Multiply West Sussex)

This is a taster / enrollment session for our short course "Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners" that will be running at Littlehampton JCP from 12 July. This short course is designed for ESOL learners 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 05/07/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Littlehampton Jobcentre (Littlehampton)
33 Church Street
Littlehampton
BN17 5ER
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00017562
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Budget Planning & Saving on Bills

Effective budget planning can make you feel like you’ve had a pay rise. Organising your personal budget and understanding your outgoings is the first step towards healthy financial well-being. And the good news is - budgeting is a skill anyone can learn. This budgeting course is right for you if you want to improve your financial well-being. Whether you’re trying to cope with the cost of living crisis or just want to plan your finances better, this course can help you. You do not need advanced maths skills to take this course. It is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is new to you.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/07/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Brinkburn CIO
Off Harton Lane
South Shields
NE34 0PP
Tutor:
Kathleen Scott
Course code:
Q00012953
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Ways to Wellbeing: Introduction to Advanced Gua Sha

Discover the wonderful world of Introduction to Advanced Gua Sha course. It will help you to develop basic knowledge and skills in Gua Sha. Whether you have studied basic Gua Sha before or you are completely new to it, You will find value in this beneficial course. Develop your facial massage technique that has several benefits for the face. The benefits include: · Improving the absorption of skincare products · Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles · Deep cleansing pores · Blood circulation · Exfoliation You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your wellbeing journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/07/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Lisa Richards
Course code:
Q00014636
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £27.75

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12 months
Fee:
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Maths for the Care Sector - Multiply

Here at the WEA we believe in bringing education within reach of everyone Our maths course is designed to give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the essential numeracy skills they need to succeed at any age. We want to help people to improve their ability to understand and use maths in daily life. This Maths for work course is an opportunity to learn new skills to support you no matter what role you play in work. You will be able to understand how to use new maths skills to support with your children's homework, along with managing finances and supporting you in your career progression.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/07/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
2:15pm - 5:15pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Ekta Vishrolia
Course code:
Q00017099
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £44.40

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:
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

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:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £29.60

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:
Tue 09/07/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Health Resource Centre (Newcastle upon T
Adelaide Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8BE
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00016202
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.50

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:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free