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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Advanced Yoga

If you’re passionate about yoga and would like to take your practice to the next level, this advanced yoga course is ideal for you. Learn complex asanas and delve deeper into meditation and relaxation practices. There are many benefits to yoga. It is a great way to get stronger and improve your mobility and flexibility. It also improves your mental well-being, helping you to release tension and relax.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 21/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:30am
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Thurmaston Community Centre
Silverdale Road
Thurmaston
Leicester
LE4 8NJ
Tutor:
Sukhwinder Garcha
Course code:
Q00014759
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £31.50

Personal Development: Introduction to Indian Head Massage

The Indian Head Massage course provides a comprehensive understanding of the traditional Indian practice of head massage, focusing on techniques to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being. Students will learn the history and benefits of Indian Head Massage, as well as practical hands-on training in various massage techniques, including pressure points and rhythmic movements. The course covers anatomy and physiology related to the head, neck, and shoulders, as well as contraindications and safety precautions. Upon completion, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to perform Indian Head Massage professionally and effectively.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 21/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Face of Beauty Training
Keir Hardie Avenue
Wardley
NE10 8EJ
Tutor:
Lesley McDonald
Course code:
Q00015033
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

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:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 25/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Nunsmoor Centre (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Studley Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE4 5PA
Tutor:
Rupa Marwaha
Course code:
Q00015012
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £67.20

Cooking on a Budget

Cooking homemade food doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Learn how to feed the whole family with tasty and affordable meals in this cooking on a budget course. This is a cooking and personal finance course rolled into one. You’ll get practical budgeting tips you can apply in the kitchen. This course is ideal for you if you’d like to learn how to cook homemade meals on a reduced budget.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 21/05/2024
Times:
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Trimdon Grange Community Centre (Trimdon
Kielder Drive
Trimdon Grange
Trimdon Station
TS29 6PB
Tutor:
Jayne Clark
Course code:
Q00015117
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £58.80

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

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:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available

Personal Development: Mindfulness Intermediate

During this twelve week mindfulness intermediate course, the learners will have the opportunity to experience to build on their mindful knowledge and techniques to reduce their stress levels and improve their general wellbeing, for example mindful breathing, mindful brain, and mindful activities. A few minutes a day paying attention to yourself and letting yourself have a calming moment within your busy lives and performing everyday tasks in a different mindful way can reduce your stress levels and increase your inner calm state.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:15pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Kettering Community Unit
51 Gold Street
Kettering
NN16 8JB
Tutor:
Karren Bennett
Course code:
Q00013385
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £113.40

Personal Development: Driving Theory Test Preparation (Scaitcliffe)

Do you have an overseas driving licence? Are you preparing to take the driving theory test? Or interested in starting to learn to drive in the UK? This course is for you if you have some experience of driving in the UK or abroad. You are equally welcome to join if you want to learn more about preparing to drive in the UK if you have limited driving experience. Our course is friendly and a safe environment to ask questions. You will help each other to practice through informal activities and discussions, helping you to develop your understanding.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Scaitliffe Community Centre
Hannah Street
Accrington
BB5 0QX
Tutor:
Maura Rose
Course code:
Q00014980
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £126.00

Baking for Beginners

Baking for Beginners offers an exciting, well-rounded programme of skills. Designed to both elevate your baking prowess and give you additional skills which contemporary bakers need to flourish. As well as crafting delectable baked treats and meals, the programme is designed to ensure that you will be introduced to current Food Hygiene guidance; develop your digital skills so that you are able to make the most of the internet to access recipes or research ingredients and we’ll work on boosting your confidence with some useful communication skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Location:
Newcastle Bangladeshi Association
246-248 Elswick Road
Newcastle
NE4 6SN
Course code:
P00000067
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Personal Development: 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/04/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Scarborough Court (Leicester)
Scarborough Court, 2A Chesterf
Scarborough Court, 2A Chesterf
Leicester
LE5 5LE
Tutor:
Mariam Hajat
Course code:
Q00014254
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £92.40

Cooking Practical: Healthy Eating on a Budget (Multiply)

This course will be delivered over a series of 2 hour sessions, occurring weekly, over a period of 8 weeks. It is designed to build confidence and knowledge about healthy eating on a budget. This is a practical course designed to promote and support a healthy and balanced diet for learners and their families. A Cumbria Multiply course designed to help people use numeracy to manage their money.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/04/2024 -
Thu 13/06/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Home To Work (Cleator Moor)
17 High Street
Cleator Moor
CA25 5AH
Tutor:
Lisa Suddes
Course code:
Q00015157
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free