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".

If you are looking for work, need to get a better job, or want to improve your work skills, the WEA is here for you. We have a great track record of helping people gain the skills and confidence they need for work. Best of all, most of our skills courses are free* to you.  

You can improve your job opportunities with the WEA. Build your confidence and basic skills. Develop skills related to specific types of jobs. Gain skills for work in health and social care, education or your community. Take courses that will help progress your career. We have a course for you.  

Take a short, informal course or gain a national qualification. Improve your English, maths or digital skills.  Whether you learn in a classroom, in a work setting or at home, you’ll always have the same great support from your tutor.  

Click on the links below to browse our free courses. You can also 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 improving your job search to boosting your interview skills, our courses help you get into work, retrain after redundancy or change jobs. 

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.

Get confident with computers and smartphones, with our digital skills courses for adults. From basic computer skills to IT courses for work. 

Courses to help you become self-employed, start your own side hustle and 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.