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".

Learn about turning a hobby into a side hustle, find free courses for self-employment and learn the skills you need to create your own work opportunities. Our courses in sewing, cake decorating, beauty, gardening and more, can help you turn a passion into profit. 

Whether you are looking to become self-employed or want to your craft into a business, these courses can help you earn money on your own terms. 

What's more, these skills-based courses are free! 

To read more about the course just select ‘more details'. To book, simply tick the box next to the course(s) you are interested in and then press the book button to go to our checkout. 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.

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.