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Creative Writing: The Secrets of Investigative Journalism

If you wonder how people uncover information in the public interest that would usually remain in the dark, this course on investigative journalism is for you. on this course you will learn how investigative journalists conduct their investigations and how they report them especially if they would otherwise likely go unreported. Alongside this you will also debate the best ways to plan and investigative story and the sources which may be available to do this, as well as getting a brief introduction to the legal and regulatory aspects of journalism. No previous experience of the study of journalism is necessary. Everyone is welcome to join this fascinating course.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 15/05/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
10:15am - 12:15pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
The Priory (Ware)
High Street
Ware
SG12 9AL
Tutor:
Rebecca Eliahoo Charles
Course code:
Q00012517
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £60.00

English: ESOL for Life & Work (Entry 1)

This is the next stage course for entry level learners to continue their ESOL classes in the community. During the course you will continue to learn basic English that will help you better explore and take part in your local community and to help build your employability skills for work. Before you can join the course, your English skills will be checked with a short test so that the tutor can make sure that the class is right for you. This course is for people with little English. You do not need any ESOL qualifications to join.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 16/05/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
16 sessions
Location:
Welbourne Children's Centre (London)
1A Stainby Road
London
N15 4EA
Tutor:
Alex Carro
Course code:
Q00015067
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Beginners Digital Skills

Digital courses online offer you learning for life and work. You’ll learn digital skills to help you in your everyday life. This course could also help you progress to job roles that require digital work skills. When you complete this course, you can progress to Improver’s Digital Skills. Depending on whether your needs are personal or professional, you can also progress to an accredited Digital Skills qualification. If you’re not sure which course is right for you, your tutor can help you decide which options fit your preferences. You’ll need access to the internet to take this course as your tutor will upload useful materials to Canvas, the WEA’s digital learning platform. You’ll also need a digital device such as a laptop, tablet, or phone. Your learning is our priority. The WEA is an adult education provider and we pride ourselves on our ability to create a friendly classroom atmosphere, in person and online! Your tutor will support you through your learning journey, every step of the way. Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to get to the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 16/05/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Shaw Trust Dudley
Provision House
Dudley
Midlands
DY1 1PY
Tutor:
Shirley Bate
Course code:
Q00015228
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £67.20

Pre Entry Digital Skills

Learn to use digital devices and gain essential computer skills for professional and personal use. Digital training helps you move with the times and not get left behind. This beginner’s course is for anyone who wants to learn digital skills, no matter your current knowledge. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. Learn to use word processing software and fill out online forms in this Digital Skills course. Understand how to use email and search for information online. This digital skills training also teaches you how to shop online securely. You’ll understand online safety and data storage

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 16/05/2024 -
Thu 16/05/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Riverside Community Health Project (Newc
Carnegie Building
Atkinson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8XS
Tutor:
Rupa Marwaha
Course code:
Q00014992
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £10.50

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For just £15 a year, you can:

  • Join our popular, award-winning weekly lecture series,
  • Access an archive of over 100 past lectures,
  • Get priority online and phone booking for autumn courses (England only),
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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:
Thu 16/05/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Natasha Abrams
Course code:
Q00014817
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Would you like to learn techniques to relax and wind down? When we’re stressed or anxious it’s hard to feel calm. Anxiety affects over 8 million people in the UK at any time. But you don’t have to live with constant stress or anxiety. There are simple techniques you can learn to manage it. This stress management course is ideal if you want to learn habits to reduce stress and anxiety. It can help you lead a healthier and fuller life

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 17/05/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Riverside Community Health Project (Newc
Carnegie Building
Atkinson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8XS
Tutor:
Julia Charlton
Course code:
Q00014897
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £8.40

Personal Development: Preparing for the UK Driving Theory Test

This course will help you if English is not your first language and if you are struggling to understand the vocabulary needed to pass the UK Driving Theory Test. During the course, we will cover all the English technical language you are likely to need. You will also learn about the language used in the Highway Code and about transport in the UK. We will also cover road signs, road markings and the rules of driving. The course will help you to feel more confident that you are ready to apply for the Theory Test.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Sneinton Community CIC
Edale Road
Sneinton
Nottingham
NG2 4HT
Tutor:
Andrew Roles
Course code:
Q00014744
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Art Appreciation: Local Artists Colchester Part 2

This 5-week course delves into the works of five local artists, featuring Cedric Morris, Aline Gowen, Roderic Barrett, Richard Beford, and Mildred Blakiston. Each week explores key art concepts including, colour and composition through samples of their work. You will engage in group discussions, take notes, and recall information. By the end of the course, you will be able to notice significant local artists, describe their artistic methods, spot similarities and differences among local artists, deconstruct essential components of artworks, and select a preferred piece based on personal opinion.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 21/06/2024
Times:
10:15am - 12:15pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Castle Methodist Church (Colchester)
Maidenburgh Street
Colchester
CO1 1TT
Tutor:
Abbie Cairns
Course code:
Q00015386
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Textiles and Fashion: Embellish your Garments (Upcycling)

In the "Learn to Embellish Your Garments" course, participants embark on a transformative journey into the world of fashion customisation. Students explore various embellishment techniques, from intricate beadwork to delicate embroidery, learning to elevate their garments with personalised flair. Guided by our expert tutor, learners uncover the secrets of selecting materials, mastering stitching methods, and incorporating embellishments harmoniously into their clothing designs. Through hands-on practice and creative experimentation, students cultivate the skills and confidence to infuse their wardrobe with individuality and style. By course completion, participants emerge equipped with the tools and inspiration to embark on a journey of sartorial self-expression. This short course is suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 17/05/2024 -
Fri 17/05/2024
Times:
11:30am - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Fiona Mackie
Course code:
Q00014953
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £16.80

Get Ready for ESOL Reading (Entry 1)

Are you thinking about taking an ESOL entry 1 reading course? If so, this course can help to prepare you to study. Set yourself up for success on your ESOL course with this preparation course. Get ready courses help you learn English at your own pace. This course gives you extra study time. This is an introductory English course for beginners. If you’re helping others access entry 1 ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
St Johns Centre (Manchester)
St Johns Road
Old Trafford
Manchester
M16 7GX
Tutor:
Rasha Ahmed
Course code:
Q00012574
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £150.00