Learn with the WEA, your way

Take part in our high-quality and interactive courses either online from the comfort of your own home, or in a local centre where you will be supported on every step of your learning journey

Here at the WEA we do things differently to other learning providers. We make sure our students get the same friendly and interactive experience however you choose to learn.

We're a community at our core and that really shines through when you learn with us. Whether it's in one of our lovely local centres or online, you'll always have the opportunity to engage with our tutors and each other when you learn with us.

Online courses with the WEA - join our bespoke online learning environment

Did you know that you can access hundreds of extra courses taking place up and down the country in England? Join us online for the chance to sign up to more courses than ever before. 

Our tutors and friendly student support team are here to help, offer guidance and feedback at each step of your learning journey.  

Putting the courses online enabled me to try all sorts of things I’d have never dared to try before. I have also met lovely people from all over the UK.” Kelly, WEA student online learning

Experience the warmth of learning in one of our centres from the comfort of your own home with our WEA interactive online learning environment, giving you the chance to: 

  • Learn from our network of expert tutors in live and interactive video calls on Zoom, where you can ask questions, get immediate feedback and watch demonstrations and lectures. 

  • Build friendships as you chat and engage with your classmates from the across the UK by taking part in our lively online discussion forums, giving you the chance to delve in to the subject further and share what you have learned with others 

  • Access even more course materials and resources so that you can explore your subject further 

  • Get help and support whenever you need it from our tutors and student support team.  

Learning online does not mean you’re learning alone - we are here to support you every step of the way. 


Learn in a local centre

Courses in out local centres are delivered in various regions across the country and in multiple locations. We work with a wide variety of local organisations, schools and charities, who often become partners of the WEA helping to plan and organise our courses or provide venues and help recruit students.  

It was absolutely lovely to see students in the classroom, and they felt the same about seeing each other. They have told us how safe they feel and how happy they are to see each other and be able to learn together again.” -Yasmeen, WEA local centre tutor

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