Who we are and what we do 

We are the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, and we are particularly proud of our current presence in Liverpool.

In every local authority area across Liverpool, the WEA targets the most deprived deciles of population.

Our focus on employability, health and wellbeing, community engagement and culture directly addresses the vision to improve the economy and life chances of those in the Liverpool City Region.

  • We widen participation in education by targeting those furthest from work
  • We reach people others can’t, and through learning, we help people create positive life changes that ripple out from individuals to communities
  • For thousands of people in the Liverpool City Region, our work with partners provides a life raft to a better future. The impact is not only on employability but their health and wellbeing, family life and community engagement.

Looking for partners in Merseyside 

We are particularly looking for delivery partners in the Merseyside area. If you are looking for an education provider to develop opportunities and progression routes into employment for all adults facing disadvantage across Merseyside do get in touch.

Our subjects include:

  • ESOL
  • English and Maths
  • Mental health awareness
  • Health and social care
  • Sewing
  • Horticulture
  • Mentoring

Find out more here 

Or alternatively please contact us about working together via [email protected]


The WEA is delivering ESF Community Grants across Liverpool City Region, providing grants to third sector voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations.  The funding supports training and learning opportunities for those furthest from the labour market. Find out more here

To contact the Liverpool office please find the details here

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