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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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

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

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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:
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

Numeracy for work (Multiply Southampton)

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 11/06/2024 -
Tue 18/06/2024
Times:
9:45am - 11:45am
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00015584
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Confidence Building for the Unemployed

"Confidence Building for the Unemployed" is your pathway to reclaiming confidence and seizing new career opportunities. Led by a seasoned mentor, this empowering course combines informative discussions with confidence-building activities. With personalized guidance and supportive feedback, you'll cultivate resilience and self-belief, ready to conquer any challenge the job market throws your way. Join us on this game-changing course to reignite your career aspirations and step confidently into a brighter professional future.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 11/06/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Tam O'Shanter Farm
25 Boundary Road
Prenton
Birkenhead
CH43 7PD
Tutor:
Laura Walsh
Course code:
Q00015674
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Ways to Wellbeing: Hot stone massage therapy

The Hot Stone Massage Therapy Certification course provides comprehensive training in the art of hot stone massage. Over 18 hours, students will learn the history, benefits, and contraindications of hot stone therapy, along with essential safety practices. The course covers stone selection, heating techniques, and practical massage routines. Emphasizing hands-on practice, students will master full-body and specialized hot stone techniques, integrate them into various therapeutic settings, and understand client care. Successful completion results in certification, enabling graduates to offer professional hot stone massage services. Ideal for massage therapists seeking to enhance their skills and broaden their service offerings.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 11/06/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Face of Beauty Training
Keir Hardie Avenue
Wardley
NE10 8EJ
Tutor:
Lesley McDonald
Course code:
Q00016128
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.60