Building essential skills to live independently

We work with people with learning difficulties and disabilities, care leavers and other adults to help them build the skills and confidence to live independently.

Around 5% of our learners have a learning difficulty or disability. We have a proven track record of delivering adult education courses that are supportive and engaging to learners of all abilities. 

If you wish to discuss your needs further, then please contact Nick Howard, National Partnerships Manager on 07825 111536, or complete the webform below.

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Skills and confidence for independence 

Our courses build life skills and help adults grow in confidence. We offer:

  • numeracy skills courses to help people manage money and go shopping independently,
  • cookery classes to help people make healthy meals on a budget,
  • courses on managing emotions and physical fitness can help to promote wellbeing,
  • digital courses to help build IT skills and use the internet safely.

What makes WEA different?

We teach the skills people need in ways that other providers can't.

Our tutors are passionate about inclusion and designed learning around individual needs.

Everyone has a place at the WEA. Support workers and families of our learners report improved communication, better moods and behaviours after our courses.

Making a difference together

As an adult education charity, we are really keen to work with partners across the country to develop opportunities and progression routes for all adults facing disadvantage in your communities.

We can offer a wide range of other courses for service-users, including arts and crafts, tenant’s rights and responsibilities, cookery, storytelling and confidence building.     

Additional support 

Learners with identified additional learning needs should request support on their enrolment form and/or speak to their tutor about the support they may need whilst studying.

For more information, please visit our help and support section or contact our friendly learner services team through our contact us page.

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