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Supporting individuals and communities in Scotland

At WEA Scotland our purpose is to bring adult learning within reach of those who need help and support the most.

We want to improve the life chances of those who are disadvantaged by giving them local access to high quality learning.

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Thanks to this course I started to feel more confident and I started to believe in me,
I would very much like to continue studying

ESOL - learner

Made me understand the importance that adult education can play in improving people's lives.

G.M. Volunteer - Falkirk

It gave me further insight into issues adults face with literacy and how I could look out for this with the adults I work with.

PDA SALL - Student

Excellent course, I had very limited knowledge of dyslexia so found this course very useful. Good use of activities and real life examples

Dyslexia Awareness - Student

Latest News

Christie's story

Every year the WEA helps thousands of adults return to learning. In this video, WEA Learner of the Year, Christie Paterson, shares his success story. This video was a joint venture between the SCQF and WEA Scotland.

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Living Wage partnership launched to expand recruitment for personal care services

The partnership between the Scottish Personal Assistant (PA) Employers Network (SPAEN) and the WEA will work to raise awareness amongst the PA employer network of the benefits of becoming Living Wage accredited and how this can help them to recruit and retain talented staff.

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Coronavirus update from WEA Scotland

This news section aims to provide updates on the actions WEA Scotland is taking in relation to Coronavirus.

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WEA Scotland Courses

WEA Scotland run a variety of courses across the county... check if there is something for you.

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WEA's focus in Scotland

An effective vehicle for economic and social justice, a strong adult learning sector is key to the future of Scotland. The WEA's own vision and mission is about social cohesion and critical thinking, empowering people to make the right decisions for them and their communities. “We aim to address these issues through adult education. Read our Impact Report to see the differences the WEA has made to individuals and communities in the past year”

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Director's June update

WEA Scotland Director Ray McCowan provides an overview of recent learner successes and achievements and the differences the WEA is making to individuals and communities across Scotland

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