Welcome to WEA Southern

And the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland.

Founded in 1903, the WEA is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. With the support of nearly 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 10,000 members, we deliver friendly, accessible and enjoyable courses for adults from all walks of life.

WEA Southern runs 1,400 courses each year in the South East of England, attracting over 15,000 enrolments. We operate across the whole of the region – in the densely populated urban centres, in the rural areas and along the south coastal strip.

We’re not like most other providers in the South East – we bring the education to you and it takes place in your own local meeting places.  And it’s also local people who plan what courses are provided through our volunteer-led branches or through our many partnerships with local community organisations who represent the needs of different groups in our society. This includes migrant organisations, housing associations, children’s centres, schools and health and welfare organisations.   

To find out what’s on offer in your region, have a look at our course brochures below: simply click to download a copy. To book online, simply click on the course links provided in the brochure, call our support centre on 0300 303 3464 or pop your postcode into the search box at the bottom of this page.

View and download our 2019-2020 Southern region brochures below.