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.

Women in the Highlands

One of the great successes of this project has been the formation of a Women in the Highlands Choir. They have performed at several events in the Highlands including the Women in the Highlands Annual Conference

Social Studies Discussion Group

The course aims ot build confidence and self esteem of students, and increase understanding of local and world events

This discussion group will give group members a chance to have a closer look at things that affect our everyday lives - what's on TV or in the papers, the things people do and why they do them, events in the local community or national and international affairs.

Feedback

"Being involved in this course has let me be more confident in myself and was able to speak out for myself in front of other people"

Reach Out

The Reach Out project aims to help those who engage improve literacy and numeracy skills, reduce social isolation, improve mental and physical health, improve IT skills and employability chances. This is all done through facilitating various classes/courses as appropriate. The project is student led/student centred and the courses are facilitated through student input, ideas and help.

The project is open to both males and females, aged 16+.

Programmes open to the public

Our open programmes and courses usually have a small fee to attend which is paid for by the individual learners.  They are generally advertised to the general public and could be organised either by a member of our staff or through our student groups, branches and local associations.  To keep the costs low for individuals, some are subsidised by our local authority partners through Service Level Agreements.  

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.

Open Programmes Fife

To make available stimulating and enjoyable adult learning opportunities to people from across Fife 

A range of programmes and courses are available at venues across Fife. Many of the courses run several times per
year and benefit from having hugely experienced and committed tutors. Courses and subjects include:

▪ Exploring Scottish Literature
Fun, friendly and informative course exploring and celebrating the vast treasures to be found within the many
centuries of Scottish Literature.

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:

Home School Links Project

Our project brings children’s and adult educators together to create awareness raising and training materials on how best to engage those hard to reach adults in the education of their children. We do this by providing adult and family learning opportunities within areas identified as having multiple deprivation. These courses aim to improve engagement between parents and the schools that their children attend.

The main aims of the Home School Link Project:

Employability fund

The aim of the Employability Fund Project is to help unemployed East Ayrshire residents aged 18+ move into sustainable work.