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Pre-Entry ESOL: Prepare to learn with the WEA

Welcome to our Very Basic Beginner's English Class! This course provides a gentle introduction to English language essentials while familiarising you with our intuitive online platform here at the WEA. Learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation through interactive modules. Gain confidence in everyday conversations and basic workplace communication. Additionally, we'll guide you through utilising our platform efficiently, ensuring seamless navigation. As a bonus, we'll introduce fundamental job search strategies, equipping you with the tools to kickstart your career journey confidently. Join us for a supportive and engaging learning experience tailored to beginners, designed to empower you in both language proficiency and job readiness.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 26/04/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Bevois Town Primary School (Southampton)
Cedar Road
Southampton
SO14 6RU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00014867
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £16.80

Step into Digital-Precious Gems Bolton

We live in a digital age, and using a digital device, something that allows you to connect to the internet like a smartphone, tablet, or computer, is an essential skill in 21st-century Britain. Becoming confident to work out problems and find your own solutions is an important skill in life. Learning how to do this when working with technology will help you to be independent and to keep up with changing available digital technology. During your course, you will learn some core skills that will also help you gain confidence, such as surfing the internet and adding bookmarks and files to organise your information. Most importantly, perhaps, is that you will learn about how to keep yourself and your information safe when you are online.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 21/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Bolton Central Library (Bolton)
Central Library
Le Mans Crescent
Bolton
BL1 1SE
Tutor:
Rebecca Ngoma
Course code:
Q00014561
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Pre-Entry Essential Digital Skills: Using the internet for research

This beginner’s digital course is for learners taking the Money Saving Stitchery Course course. It is appropriate for complete beginners, so don’t worry if this is all new to you. You’ll learn how to search for information and products and understand some aspects of online safety. You’ll learn how to crosscheck the accuracy of information and how to assess which sources you can trust. Information you obtain from your searches will form the basis of discussions about sustainability and other topics covered in the Moneysaving stitchery course. You’ll need access to the internet to take this course and 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. For learners on Moneysaving Stitchery course

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
11:30am - 12:15pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Midland Road Nursery School (Bradford)
Thorncliffe Road
Bradford
BD8 7DJ
Tutor:
Nazmeen Sadiq
Course code:
Q00014941
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £34.65

Art Practical: Oil Painting for Beginners and Improvers

Learners will work with the tutor to improve confidence in their ability to develop their artistic skills and creativity within oil painting. You will be developing the skills to create a detailed landscape painting; challenging yourself to try new and different subjects. You will learn using a range of different teaching and learning activities, to include watching and following step by step demonstrations, with one-to-one help and guidance from a friendly and encouraging tutor. You will learn in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment, working together with your fellow learners and the tutor. This course is suitable for a complete beginner but also for those wanting to improve their existing skills in painting. No prior knowledge is needed, just a desire to learn and begin your journey to develop your artistic skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 28/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Hull Quaker Meeting House (HULL)
2-10 Bean Street
HULL
HU3 2PR
Tutor:
Julie Smith
Course code:
Q00014359
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £84.00

WEA Membership

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),
  • Receive our Highway magazine and access back issues,
  • Attend our members’ annual conference.

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Maternity Support Work

This 10-week course will prepare you with necessary skills and knowledge to become effective maternity support worker. This course introduces the role and responsibilities of a Maternity Support worker, understanding the importance of supporting pregnant women and newborns and introduction to basic healthcare practices and ethics in maternity care. This course also emphasizes personal and professional development, critical thinking, and the application of learned concepts in practical settings. Through a combination of theoretical learning, practical exercises, and group activities, you will be prepared to make meaningful contributions in the field of maternity care. It includes study skills and referencing to also help you prepare for further study.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 28/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Riverside Community Health Project (Newc
Carnegie Building
Atkinson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8XS
Tutor:
Julia Charlton
Course code:
Q00014993
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Running Effective Meetings

Do you manage volunteers in a community hub or local youth centre? If so, you probably have to hold meetings regularly. If you dread this part of your role, you may want to reconsider your meeting style. Meetings are a useful tool to make sure everyone understands instructions and is working towards the same objectives. They’re also a great opportunity to motivate and unify your team. But done wrong, they can feel like a nuisance and a waste of time.

Course Information

Dates:
Sat 20/04/2024 -
Sat 18/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Peter Brown
Course code:
Q00012422
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £29.60

Healthy Living: Introduction to Holistic Therapies

This is a beginners course to learn some practical skills in hand and skin care, beauty techniques - basic make up application , providing a basic manicure or pedicure treatment, learn how to follow health and safety and working with others effectively in the beauty sector. The purpose of this course is to provide learners with a sound basic knowledge and understanding of the practical skills outlined & to enable them to Develop their skills through being introduced to the beauty Industry and learn about how you should present a professional image in the salon. It will provide learners with a foundation for further learning.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Template
WEA
Tutor:
Rachel Ward
Course code:
Q00014986
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £84.00

Personal Development: Nail techniques and Hand Care

The Nail Technology course provides a comprehensive foundation in the art and science of nail care, covering techniques for manicures, , nail enhancements, and nail art. You will learn about nail anatomy, nail diseases, health and safety practices, and client consultation. Hands-on training includes nail shaping, cuticle care, polish application, and various nail enhancement methods such as acrylics, gels, and nail extensions. The course also explores current trends in nail design and customization, equipping students with the skills to create unique and professional nail services. Upon completion, students will be prepared for a career as a nail technician in the beauty industry.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 17/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Face of Beauty Training
66 Westoe Road
South Shields
NE33 4LU
Tutor:
Tracey Carver
Course code:
Q00015052
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Advanced British Sign Language (BSL)

Learn to have in-depth interactions in BSL. Embrace inclusive communication and help dismantle communication barriers in society. Knowing how to sign can help you in a variety of situations where you need to interact with deaf people. This BSL course is suitable for you if you need to communicate with deaf people or people with hearing impairments. It can help you in a variety of contexts, for example in a voluntary or community role, or simply in social interactions. This course is aimed at advanced-level learners who have a solid base in British Sign Language (BSL). If you are not at an advanced level yet, you can take a beginner’s or improver’s BSL course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Helen Watson
Course code:
Q00013782
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £74.00

Personal Development: Exploring Heritage of Freeman Street, Grimsby

This course is for a closed group of users of the Foresight North East Lincolnshire day care centre for adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LLDD). Delivered in a supportive environment, with an emphasis on the enjoyment of sharing existing knowledge of and discovering local history and heritage. Students will be assisted to develop basic digital skills and research skills to explore the history and heritage of a specific area of Grimsby town, namely, Freeman Street. They will be encouraged to use digital solutions to develop or improve their basic digital skills and research skills for finding information, images and video

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Foresight Centre, Grimsby (Grimsby)
60 Newmarket Street
Grimsby
DN32 7SF
Tutor:
Trevor Parsons
Course code:
Q00014468
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £84.00