Workplace six word stories

Promote engagement with existing learning services at a specific workplace / location through the use of a writing competition that is accessible to all.

Workplace literacies digital skills workshop

To support learners in a range of settings looking to update or learn new digital skills

Delivered in a variety of settings, these informal courses upskill people and boost confidence by helping participants gain new skills in the use of digital devices used in both work and home life, such as tablets and mobile phones. Individuals have the opportunity to address specific needs around their own devices. Learners are encouraged to work together and
support each other’s learning.

Unemployed Job clubs

The aims of offering learning opportunities in the workplace are to remove barriers to participation to those in low paid and low skilled roles.  WEA’s mission to reach those who could benefit most.  Workplace learning is a very valuable route into adult learning and offers opportunities to build skills and confidence.

Report writing course

This course aims to develop key writing and language skills in order that staff can confidently and competently complete the reporting tasks required in their work setting.

Personal Assistant's Network

The Personal Assistants Network Scotland is a Scottish Government funded project to provide an independent support network to Personal Assistants employed directly by the person they support via Self Directed Support

The Personal Assistants Network Scotland is the only national independent support network for Personal Assistants working under Option 1 of a Self Directed Support Social Care Package.

Professional Development Awards ITESOL

This SQA award provides ESOL  training for practitioners (many of whom are volunteer tutors) wishing to teach, or support ESOL teaching.

It provides an introduction to the core knowledge and skills required to tutor ESOL learners in a supported context. It supports a range of practitioners who are new to the field of ESOL and/or who have no recognised TESOL/TEFL1 qualifications. It is also relevant for teachers of other subjects who have ESOL learners in their classes and who wish to develop a broader understanding of issues related to English language development.

PDA SALL

Provides ESOL  training for practitioners (many of whom are volunteer tutors) wishing to teach, or support ESOL teaching

STEM Workshops for CLD Practitioners

Practical CPD workshops for CLD organisers and practitioners who would like to explore the possibility of offering numeracy and science based courses or events to adults in their communities

In Scotland, improving STEM literacy, numeracy and employability is a key priority for the Scottish Government.  The WEA Scotland has over ten years of experience of developing innovative science and numeracy based resources in partnership with Education Scotland and leading colleges and experts. 

In line with Scottish Government 2020 targets to:

Science for a Successful Scotland

To design, develop and deliver a tutor resource for adult learners to introduce different aspects of science and linking science to further learning options and career opportunities 

Funded by Glasgow Clyde Education Foundation and developed in partnership between WEA and Glasgow Clyde College, Science for a Successful Scotland (3S) is a learning and teaching resource for tutors to use with learners.   It aims raise the level of STEM literacy, numeracy and employability skills in our communities in line with The Scottish Governments’ STEM education and training strategy.

Dyslexia Awareness

These workshops aim 1) to raise awareness of the nature and prevalence of dyslexia and  2) to highlight some strategies to help in the teaching environment