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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:

Welcome To Netherley Performance Video

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Check out this video of "Welcome To Netherley" a joint drama production between WEA North West and Valley Community Theatre. The full play is available to watch on YouTube, so grab a cup of tea, put your feet up and enjoy!

Tutor Portal Training - * IMPORTANT *

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Tutor Portal

As you are aware the WEA has introduced the Tutor Portal.

WEA Sustainabiity on Merseyside

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About the WEA: As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education the WEA is in a prime position to make a real practical contribution to sustainable development.

4th Annual WEA / COSC Photography Exhibition

Brenda Barry opening the WEA / COSC Photography Exhibition

Today (Tuesday) was the grand opening of the 4th annual WEA / COSC photographic exhibition at Egremont Market Hall, organised by WEA tutor Donna Brookes. Members attended from both Cleator Moor COSC (Copeland Occupational & Social Centre) and Allerdale COSC (Maryport) as well as staff from WEA and guest exhibitors BAT (Beating Addiction Together). We also had the pleasure of family and friends dropping in all day. Entertainment was provided in the afternoon by COSC member Philip Nixon and the wonderful acoustic duo Sue and Lisa Chapin-Wickwar.

ESF Grants - Round 7 Is Now Open

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As an adult education body we're best known for running courses as you'd expect but that's not all we do, far from it. We are also in charge of distributing millions of pounds worth of European Social Fund grants to community projects all over the North West. This money helps people make a real difference on the ground and we're proud to be a part of that.

New Tutor Handbook Available Now

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The new WEA Tutor Handbook for 2014-15 is available now! It contains information on how to keep in touch with us, get support and complete course paperwork. It also contains tips and hints on making the most of your course, helpful resources and more.


If you're a tutor download a copy today and see what it has to offer.

Southport Art Exhibition A Resounding Success

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The Learning Stars group recently held an art exhibition in partnership with WEA at a gallery in Southport. The event was a big success with many people in attendance, including our own Regional Education Manager Julie Ballantyne. Julie takes up the story in her own words...

"On Wednesday 24th July I attended an event in Southport held by a WEA learning group called 'Learning Stars'. The group, along with the help of WEA staff (Julie James and Linda Brunt) had managed to persuade a local art gallery: the ‘Art House’ to host a stunning display of their work comprising of collages about common plants such as nettles and dandelions, as well as really colourful displays of birds, and some amazing self-portraits (Warhol style). The result was an outstanding display of vibrant colours and textures."

Saturday Day Schools in Disley, Autumn 2014

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The following special events are organised directly by the Disley Branch and held at Ring O’ Bells Quaker Meeting House, Ring O’ Bells Lane, Disley SK12 2AG. Booking essential as detailed below.

Alexander Technique Day School

Tutor: Jane Osgood

Saturday 4 October 2014 --- 10.00am - 4.00pm

Fee: £25.00 including tea and coffee but not lunch

Please telephone 01625 877 255 to book for this event only