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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Care 2: Try Seated Yoga

Would you like to keep fitter and become more flexible in the comfort of your own home? Join me in this relaxed and friendly seated yoga class that combines Pilates and yoga together, designed for all skill levels, ages and abilities. The benefits of this class include relief from back pain, reduction in stress and improved sleeping patterns. Did you know that regular yoga practice can support healing even if you are recovering from an illness?

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 19/06/2024
Times:
11:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014613
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available

Improve Your Maths in Everyday Activities (Multiply)

Learn maths in a fun and engaging way to open doors to work and study opportunities. This course teaches you essential maths skills through practical examples and will support you in everyday situations. It will help you to develop practical maths skills such helping your child with maths in primary school, helping you to save money with your utility bills, shopping calculations. It’s ideal for you if you would like to progress onto other maths courses GCSE-equivalent maths qualification. Whether you have studied basic Maths before or you are completely new to it, you will find value in this Maths course. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your Maths journey by registering for this course today! This course is free for anyone who hasn’t achieved a GCSE maths grade 4.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Cayley Primary School (London)
Aston St
London
E14 7NG
Tutor:
Elena Hawkins
Course code:
Q00014174
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Textiles and Fashion: Advanced Sewing Projects. (Multiply)

Discover the wonderful world of numeracy through sewing and advanced sewing projects. It will help you to develop you numeracy skills in textile and advanced sewing. This course is suitable for those who have completed intermediate sewing courses and are familiar with existing sewing skills. Develop your skills further to advanced level by sewing, measuring and adjustment skills needed to make advanced sewing projects, and deepen your knowledge of calculations and textiles. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your advanced sewing journey today by registering for this course and discover where your sewing journey takes you!

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
9:00am - 11:45am
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Gayton House (London)
Chiltern Road
London
E3 4BX
Tutor:
Mona Nashed
Course code:
Q00014930
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Care 2: Try Relaxation for Health and Wellbeing

Leading a busy life leaves little room for calm and relaxation. This can make it hard for us to wind down and enjoy the present. But finding these moments of calm is essential for our emotional well-being and mental health. If you would like to learn relaxation techniques to help you relieve stress or would like to develop your relaxation practice, this course may be ideal for you. This is a practice - based course. The course will help you to gain comfort in your body through body awareness practices. You will also learn simple, calming breathing techniques. This course will introduce you to gentle, mindful movement to ease tension. All sessions will end with a guided Yoga Nidra practice and soothing visualisation that encourages deep rest of mind and body and promotes restful sleep.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nicola Bailey
Course code:
Q00015011
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

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:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 19/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 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:
Q00016096
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Healthy Meals on a Budget

This course is for anyone cooking for a family who is looking for inspiration for wholesome suppers and creative ideas for cheap easy family meals to stay on budget every day. 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:
Thu 20/06/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Landport Community Centre (Portsmouth)
Charles Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1JD
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00016033
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Cookery - Air Frying

An air fryer is a countertop convection oven that, unlike traditional deep fryers, does not submerge the food in oil while simulating the frying process. Browning processes, such as the Maillard reaction, are triggered when hot air is blown around at a high rate of speed by a fan. This results in the formation of a crisp layer. Many fantastic, healthy meals can be made with an air fryer, so join our face to face course in Gloucester to find new recipes whilst cooking with a group of other foodies and being guided by one of our enthusiastic tutors!

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 21/06/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Location:
Concord Independent Living Hub
Concord
Nailsworth
Stroud
GL6 0DQ
Course code:
P00000044
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list

Care 2: Try Reflexology for Pain Management

This is one of my favourite subjects to deliver as I have had the fortune to not only train many individuals in this fascinating self-help tool but have also experience first-hand the benefits of this extraordinary therapy. Learn the secrets of your hands through learning the application of self-reflexology whereby you can access virtually any part of your body. Delivered by a qualified teacher and trainer you will discover how you can enhance your own health and well-being in the comfort of your own home. This will lead on to a more comprehensive course.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 26/06/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
11:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014611
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available

Healthy Living: Summer Retreat

Techniques that have instant results - plumping the lips, sculpting and contouring the cheeks and jawline, lifting the brows and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with Gua Sha massage and face yoga techniques, to prepare you take in the sun! You will also learn to make some toxin free recipes for both skin and your home as well as some energizing Summer drinks to keep you hydrated and full of energy all Summer long. In this online course, you will learn with likeminded learners and with a knowledgeable tutor who is experienced at teaching these kinds of courses.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 26/06/2024 -
Wed 24/07/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Lisa Richards
Course code:
Q00013331
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Budgeting and Money Management (Multiply)

Learn maths in a fun and engaging way to open doors to work and study opportunities. This course teaches you essential maths skills through practical examples and will support you in everyday situations. It will help you to develop practical maths skills such helping your child with maths in primary school, helping you to save money with your utility bills, shopping calculations. It’s ideal for you if you would like to progress onto other maths courses GCSE-equivalent maths qualification. Whether you have studied basic Maths before or you are completely new to it, you will find value in this Maths course. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your Maths journey by registering for this course today! This course is free for anyone who hasn’t achieved a GCSE maths grade 4.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 26/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:15am - 11:45am
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Central Foundation Girls' School (London
25-33 Bow Road
London
E3 2AE
Tutor:
Fatima Dana
Course code:
Q00014177
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free