Welcome to WEA Eastern

And the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland.

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.

WEA Eastern organises and supports approximately 1,000 courses each year, which are taught by more than 300 professional course tutors. We have 122 branches which offer a diverse range of provision, and along with our targeted work within the community, we have more than 8,000 individual learners which equates to approximately 14,000 enrolments each year.

We’re not like most other providers in the East – 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.   

To find out what’s on offer in the East, have a look at our course brochures below: simply click to download a copy. To book online, simply click on the course links provided in the brochure, call our support centre on 0300 303 3464 or pop your postcode into the search box at the bottom of this page.

Cambridge, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes and Hertfordshire brochures are coming soon!

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