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Video: Why Don't Young People Vote? Discussion Event

A group photo of various people at Oomoo coffee for the WEA discussion event

On Tuesday January 13th WEA North West held a discussion event in Oomoo Coffee on Smithdown Rd, Liverpool. The topic was political engagement - or more accurately the lack of it - among young people in the UK. A dramatic number of 18-24 year olds in this country have never voted and have no intention of doing so. They feel disenfrancised and overlooked. "What's the point?" seems a common query. We discussed these issues and proposed solutions as a group over a relaxed 2 hour session with refreshements and even cake (shhh don't tell everyone).

Register now for the WEA Tutor Conference Saturday 7th February

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Find out what's next on the horizon..

This year's conference promises to be the best yet. Come to meet old friends and make some new ones too. Share your ideas, get course resources and discuss all the latest news and views. Join us at the

Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO), St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

Registration and refreshments 9.45 am for a 10:00am start with a 4.00pm finish

To confirm your attendance please email

Award in Education and Learning Level 3 - Monday 19th January 2015

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Award in Education and Training Level 3 - £114 for employees and volunteers in Greater Manchester


You are eligible if -

Your business is based in Greater Manchester, employing fewer than 250 staff (including self employed)

Employees or volunteers are 19 years old or over, resident in England for 3 years or more

Working or volunteering for 8 hours or more per week for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to commencing training


Developing your own in-house trainers can lead to -

Liverpool Political Discussion Event - Tuesday Jan 13th - 7:30pm

The exterior view of Oomoo Coffee Shop on Smithdown Rd, Liverpool.

The WEA is a campaigning organisation and we regularly take up important causes. Right now we're running the Why Vote campaign in the lead up to the UK General Election in May. A cursory look at polling station turnout figures from recent years shows just how disengaged the public have become with the whole politcal process. Many citizens simply do not vote and see no point in it. With this campaign we intend to promote the benefits of voting and actively participating in society.

Tesco staff celebrate success

WEA tutor Michael Macdonald celebrates the successful completion of another sign language course with staff at Tesco Extra in Warrington

Following a successful course at the Tesco Extra in Irlam, WEA tutor Michael Macdonald was invited to deliver another sign language course at Tesco Extra on Winwick Road, in Warrington. Staff have really enjoyed their course and were delighted to recieve their certificates of attendance. The course has raised their awareness of  the deaf commiunity and has given them the confidence to be able to assist non-hearing customers in store.

New January 2015 Brochure Now Available

A fabulous photo of the ceiling at Bradley Hall in Preston by Chris Smith. Taken from Flickr

Our new WEA North West brochure for January 2015 is out now! Have a look through the great courses on offer throughout the region for the new year. You can enrol online or give us a call on 0151 243 5340 to book a place so why not treat yourself for the new year?

Click here to view our January 2015 brochure


Video: Talkshop @ Toxteth TV

Attendees at the Talkshop event in John Archer Hall, Toxteth

On October 15th 2014 the WEA ran a discussion event in conjunction with Talkshop and Toxteth TV on the subject of equality. How can we make society more equal? The question attendees we charged with tackling and they did so admirably. The event was kicked off with a great performance from a local drumming group which you can see some of on this video. We also talk to Perry Walker about what Talkshop is and Paul Amann of WEA on his impression of the event.

WEA North West Annual Report 2013-14

A cover image from the 2013-14 annual report

Each year the WEA North West Region produces an annual report containing updates on our work, highlighting successful courses and projects which have taken place over the year. That time has come again and we're proud to announce that our 2013-14 report is here. Simply click the on the cover image below to open the document or save it to your computer. (It's in Adobe PDF format so you'll need a compatible reader but you can get one free via this link if needed)

Level 3 Award in Education and Training course

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Level 3 Award in Education and Training (Formerly PTTLS)


Course Cost - ONLY £114 (this course is offered at a reduced cost because it includes a free element funded through the ESF Skills in the Workforce


You are eligible if:

FREE Accredited Community Interpreting Course - Level 1

FREE - Accredited Community Interpreting - Level 1

You are eligible if: