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 London region offers a vibrant programme of cultural education through our branches all around the outer boroughs. There are courses that will challenge you, help you discover new interests and meet new people. We also offer courses which will help you to grow confidence and skills for life and work –whether to develop your English skills, discover how you can support your child to learn or find out more about how to be involved in your local community, there is a course for everyone.
We’re not like most other providers in London – 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.