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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Meditation and Mindfulness

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. This meditation and mindfulness course is ideal if you want to learn to relax, be present, and alleviate stress in your life. Meditation courses teach us to recognise the importance of conscious thought in our everyday lives. Develop concentration strategies to help focus your mind. Understand the principles of mindfulness. Learn to block out intrusive thoughts and enjoy the present moment.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 01/03/2024 -
Fri 22/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Marsden Road Community Centre (South She
Marsden Road
South Sheilds
ne34 6re
Tutor:
Janet Ashburner
Course code:
Q00014190
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Take Control of Your Personal Finances: Budgeting at Home (Multiply Norfolk)

THIS IS A FREE 'MULTIPLY' COURSE FOR NORFOLK RESIDENTS ONLY. Please only apply for this course if you live in the County of Norfolk, UK. Are you in control of your personal finances? Do you need help with managing your spending? A budget spreadsheet can provide you with an at-a-glance snapshot of your financial picture. Learn how to make your own budget spreadsheet with basic ready-made calculations to create your own home budget. Get on track with your finances, identify areas where you could make savings and reduce costs.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 04/03/2024 -
Wed 13/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Tutor:
Chris George
Course code:
Q00013265
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Budgeting Basics

Don't let numbers limit your potential. Gain Confidence, boost opportunities and excel in everyday work & life through our course. In this course, we tackle the common problem of increasing debt caused by the rising cost of living. We'll explore everyday expenses like energy bills, TV, phone, broadband, food, and transportation. The focus is on giving you practical skills and knowledge in numbers to help you manage your money better. You'll learn strategies to be proactive in handling your finances, easing the impact of growing living costs. Enrol on our course to gain useful insights and tools for better financial management.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 04/03/2024 -
Mon 18/03/2024
Times:
2:15pm - 4:45pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Tutor:
Ekta Vishrolia
Course code:
Q00013949
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Fitness and Exercise: Mixed Ability Online Yoga

Mixed Ability Yoga online is a friendly course taught by Tamsin. You will learn accessible yoga postures and bring attention to the breath. This will nurture and strengthen your body in different ways so you feel both energised and relaxed. You will learn how you can benefit from a regular yoga practice that incorporates hand mudras and breath awareness techniques into your daily life. You need to be able to easily get down and up from the floor for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 04/03/2024 -
Mon 13/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:30am
Duration:
9 sessions
Tutor:
Tamsin Williams
Course code:
Q00009932
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £49.95

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Brilliant Budgeting for Super Savers

This course is designed to support you to develop numeracy to better manage your money. You will become more confident in using numbers, develop new skills, and learn how to make your money go further by developing financial skills. Financial skills give you the ability to understand and effectively manage your personal financial management, budgeting, and investing. When you are financially literate, you have the foundation of a relationship with money, and it is a lifelong journey of learning. The earlier you start, the better off you will be, because education is the key to success when it comes to money. Financial literacy empowers you to be in control of your financial well-being and build a secure future. This course will enable you to use money wisely, make informed decisions about your finances, create budgets, manage debt and plan your financial future.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 05/03/2024 -
Tue 26/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Honeycroft Centre (Hove)
St. Barnabas Hall
Sackville Road
Hove
BN3 3WF
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00013619
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

How to Help with Homework and Nurture Number Sense (Multiply)

Do you lack confidence with maths? Do you want to be able to support your children with their schoolwork? As a parent, you play a pivotal 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:
Tue 05/03/2024 -
Tue 26/03/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Honeycroft Centre (Hove)
St. Barnabas Hall
Sackville Road
Hove
BN3 3WF
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00013620
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Level 2 English: English: Get Ready for Functional Skills Level 2

Welcome to "Get Ready for Functional Skills English Level 2"! This engaging course is designed to prepare learners for the City and Guilds Functional Skills English Level 2 exam. With a focus on practical English skills, our experienced instructors guide you through reading, writing, speaking, and listening exercises that are both fun and educational. Whether you're looking to improve your English for personal growth or professional advancement, this course will help you gain confidence and competence in English.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 05/03/2024 -
Thu 02/05/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
Malcolm X Community Centre (BRISTOL)
141 City Road
St Pauls
BRISTOL
BS2 8YH
Tutor:
Thu-Hang Nguyen
Course code:
Q00013921
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £126.00

Crafty Calculations

Welcome to our course: Crafty Calculations! Discover the magic of math through imaginative applications, shaping a world of creativity. Dive into the realm of shapes, angles, tessellations, symmetry, and number sequences. This course transcends traditional learning, blending numeracy with innovation. Crafty Calculations invites you to unlock the beauty in mathematical relationships, offering a unique journey where numbers become your artistic tools. Immerse yourself in this enchanting experience, where math meets creativity, and watch as your skills flourish in a captivating fusion of logic and imagination. Join us and transform your understanding of numbers into a masterpiece of Crafty Calculations! Enrol!

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 05/03/2024 -
Tue 19/03/2024
Times:
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Tutor:
Ekta Vishrolia
Course code:
Q00013950
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Crafty Calculations

Welcome to our course: Crafty Calculations! Discover the magic of math through imaginative applications, shaping a world of creativity. Dive into the realm of shapes, angles, tessellations, symmetry, and number sequences. This course transcends traditional learning, blending numeracy with innovation. Crafty Calculations invites you to unlock the beauty in mathematical relationships, offering a unique journey where numbers become your artistic tools. Immerse yourself in this enchanting experience, where math meets creativity, and watch as your skills flourish in a captivating fusion of logic and imagination. Join us and transform your understanding of numbers into a masterpiece of Crafty Calculations! Enrol!

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 05/03/2024 -
Tue 19/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Tutor:
Humera Mehrban
Course code:
Q00013827
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Personal Development: Beginners British Sign Language

We welcome you to join our friendly and engaging introduction to British Sign Language course at Hayle Community Centre, Hayle. British Sign Language (BSL) is a language used by D/deaf people to communicate using hand shapes, facial expressions, lip patterns, gestures, and body language. It’s an entirely different language to English. BSL is the preferred language of over 87,000 Deaf people in the UK for whom English may be second or third. This course is suitable for beginners

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 06/03/2024 -
Wed 24/04/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Hayle Community Centre
58 Queensway
Hayle
TR27 4NX
Tutor:
Janet Corbett Marston
Course code:
Q00012690
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40