WEA Parenting

The Grow Together – Learn Together campaign celebrates the positive impact of adult learning on families.


Our courses help you build on your strengths you already have and gives parents much-needed ‘you time’ to think about the things you enjoy and the opportunities available to you.


Whether you want to build on the skills you have, gain new skills, boost your confidence, learn to help your child with their homework or simply meet new people, adult learning can make a huge impact on your life.


WEA courses are in the heart of communities, helping you learn whatever you want – from maths, English and skills for employment, through to health and wellbeing courses, to help with budgeting.

There are a range of courses available in your region. If you're based in Scotland visit our website for more information.

Learn something new today. Find a course near you.

How to get involved?

Help us raise awareness in your network. If you know any parents in your local community who might want to benefit from our courses, please let them know by sharing this page. You can also join the conversation on Twitter using the #WEAParenting hashtag. If you're a parent and have benefited from a WEA course, let us know about your experience. 

Calling all fathers! You’ll notice that we don’t have any stories about fathers here. We tried, but they were a bit shy to come forward. If you are a father or you know one who has benefited from adult learning we would love to hear from you. These stories help inspire and empower people.  Share your story today.

Meet some inspirational parents who have achieved so much as a result of their determination and WEA courses

Parents highlight the benefits of adult learning

I am more confident with being a parent. I am a happier parent. It's also great that my children see me still learning. So they know that education doesn't ever end.


I wish I could have done this 10 years ago as I’ve really struggled since becoming a widow. My children want to thank my tutor because they have seen me change so much since I started the courses


From that first course, my knowledge grew. I understood the teaching techniques and was able to help my son with his reading much more effectively.


If you’re thinking about doing a WEA course I can say I think it’s really great for having some time for yourself and for helping your career. 


I can now help my children with their studies. In addition, it has made me a more confident person who can handle my children’s school matters independently.


All parents understand each other and we bond over our experiences and grow together as a group.