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 Find Out About Emotional Freedom Technique

Are you stuck in a rut, suffering from pain or just generally feeling out of kilter? This may just be the course for you. During this introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques, we will touch on the fascinating worldwide used therapy that is easy to learn and incredibly effective. Learn the basics of emotional freedom technique that follows on to a more comprehensive course as a progression route.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/04/2024 -
Wed 24/04/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014607
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available

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:
Tue 30/04/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
11:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014612
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Care 2: Find Out About Nutrition

On this course we shall find out about the macro and micro nutrients in our diets; what they are, what they do, how they change over our lifetimes and why we need them. We will also look at different types of diet (not slimming ones!); vegetarian, vegan, gluten/lactose free, flexitarian and so on, and identify the pros and cons of them. We shall cover essential vitamins and minerals, current dietary advice, and look at the nutritional information on food labels.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 07/05/2024 -
Tue 04/06/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00015162
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Care 2: Identify ways to support living with Dementia

Many seemingly small changes or adaptations in the home can really help to make life with Dementia a bit easier and happier for those with Dementia and their carers. We shall be exploring a number of small changes, and in this supportive learning environment we will be sharing our own experiences and learn from each other. There will be plenty of discussion in this session, and I hope you will all leave with a couple of ideas to try. I will signpost you to find further support services should you need them.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 13/05/2024 -
Mon 13/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00015068
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

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 20/05/2024 -
Mon 20/05/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014609
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Care 2: Make a Slow Cooked Meal in One Pot

We will be preparing, in real time, a one pot complete meal in the slow cooker which is healthy and budget friendly. The recipe will be adaptable to suit most dietary needs and freezable so you can make enough for another day as well. You will be able to cook along with me, if you would like to, asking questions as we go. The recipe will be on the Canvas page for the course, so you will be able to go shopping beforehand. If you have attended a course with me before, i shall be making something new.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Mon 20/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Wilcock
Course code:
Q00015069
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Care 2 Find Out About Emotional Freedom Technique

Are you stuck in a rut, suffering from pain or just generally feeling out of kilter? This may just be the course for you. During this introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques, we will touch on the fascinating worldwide used therapy that is easy to learn and incredibly effective. Learn the basics of emotional freedom technique that follows on to a more comprehensive course as a progression route.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 12/06/2024 -
Wed 12/06/2024
Times:
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014608
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

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:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

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:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available