The WEA was established in 1903 and has provided part time courses for adults for nearly 120 years. 

Why are we different? 

All of our courses are live and tutor-led, unlike other learning providers. We use platforms like Zoom and Canvas, to allow learners to work together, make new friends and get feedback on work. 

"I liked the fact that I could do my work at home, when I wanted to. The tutor could comment on our work. We could see other people's work. there was time to speak on Zoom to others too".

At the WEA, we are here for you. Our tutors work with local partners and employers, schools and organisations to bring you the best courses. 

From improving your English or maths, learning new skills in digital, or changing your career path, there is something for you.

WEA provide high quality, courses and qualifications at multiple levels from Entry Level to Level 3. You can join short informal courses or longer qualifications. Whatever your starting point we offer you a route towards your employment and skills goals.

Our online learning includes live tutors and interactive classes so you'll have all the support you need, every step of the way. 

Click on the links below to browse our courses, or call our friendly team on 0300 303 3464 for more information or help with booking.

Want to learn more? 

Our friendly team is here to help. 

Call us on 0300 303 3464 or fill in the form below for more information.

From job search skills to interview skills, our courses help you get into work or change careers.

Learn skills needed to work in social care. Build confidence and reduce anxiety in any job.

Improve your functional English and maths skills for work and life.

Learn how to speak, listen, read and write in English to get a job, understand your doctor, help your children at school and more.

Be safe online, refresh digital skills for home and work, or simply get started on an online course.

Whether you want to get into work or change career, our courses are designed to help you create your own work opportunities.

Learn the skills needed to work in the NHS or other healthcare positions, including mental health and nursing.

Courses include teaching assistant and supporting in schools. Discover how to develop your skills and start a career.

Put your language skills to use and discover how to be a community interpreter, volunteer or mentor in your area.

Over 90% of applicants for skills courses do not need to pay a fee. Subject to status  - courses are free for unemployed people, job seekers and people on low wage. If you do not qualify you will be alerted during the application process. You can cancel at any time. Call us on 0300 303 3464 if you want to check anything with us.

Our nationally-recognised qualifications can increase your skills and confidence, helping you improve your chances of getting a good job.These FREE* courses are online, so wherever you are in the country you can access it. You will still get the same support from our friendly tutors.