Welcome to WEA East Midlands

Founded in 1903, the WEA is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. With the support of nearly 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 10,000 members, we deliver friendly, accessible and enjoyable courses for adults from all walks of life.

We’re not like most other providers in the East Midlands – we bring the education to you and it takes place in your own local meeting places.  And it’s also local people who plan what courses are provided through our volunteer-led branches or through our many partnerships with local community organisations who represent the needs of different groups in our society. This includes migrant organisations, housing associations, children’s centres, schools and health and welfare organisations. 

We have four areas of the East Midlands where we organise courses - click on the links on the left hand side to learn more.