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Job Vacancy: Business Development Manager

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Are you interested in working with us to develop a growth and business development plan that helps generate and diversify Income through delivery of a range of adult and community learning activities, projects and contracts? WEA North West is looking to hire a Business Development Manager to work from our Manchester office. The position is on a fixed term contract until January 2016.

Why not check out the full listing in our jobs section of the site.

Nominate Your Favourite Tutor For An ALW Award

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As part of Adult Learners' Week in England, NIACE, NOCN and IfL are sponsoring awards for outstanding tutors, teachers and trainers in adult learning.  You can nominate a colleague, or get your students to nominate their favourite tutor.

To nominate please download a nomination form by clicking on the "nominate now" link and then send your completed nomination form to The form is quite short so shouldn't take too long to do!

The closing date for nominations is 5pm Thursday 8th May 2014.

Two New WEA Liverpool Theatre Productions Coming Soon

Posters showing two WEA plays at Florrie in Liverpool 8 and Valley Theatre in Netherley


“Moments of Truth” and “Greetings From Netherley!”

Radical Education Discussion In Liverpool - April 2nd

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Are you interested in radical education? Whatever that term means to you. Would you like to talk about alternative models for education and how they can really benefit society? Well you're in luck. On Wednesday April 2nd 2014 a group of like minded souls will get together to talk informally and share ideas around education and how to make it more effective, sustainable and... well... radical.

Venue: The Brink, 21 Parr St, Liverpool, UK L1 4JN

Date/Time: Weds April 2nd - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Permaculture for Sustainable Living

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Permaculture design for sustainable living is an inspiring course that explores ways of improving our personal lives at the same time as the community and the wider environment.

Community Development Course in Moss Side

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Do you know anyone who is involved as a volunteer in community  development work who is interested in developing their knowledge and skills? Then this course may  be just right for them. The result of the work of partners in the Manchester  Community Development Learning Hub the course starts with a taster session on the 1st of April. It will take place in Moss Side at  a venue yet  to be confirmed. Following the taster session there will be 6 further  sessions on Friday  mornings starting on the 25th of April.

Public House: Creative Writing Course

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A former pub is bought by the parishioners of a church to provide a coffee shop and safe haven for locals... there’s got to be a story in there somewhere! Join writer and tutor, Carmen Walton, on a creative writing course for the curious.

WEA North West Region Tutor Conference - 10:00 March 15th 2014

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Places are limited so enrol online today at You will require a pin number so check your email for details.

Calling all tutors!! You are cordially invited to the forthcoming North West Region’s Annual Tutor Conference, registration 9:45 for a 10:00 start, on March 15th 2014 which this year is being held in the Deaf Centre in Manchester. If you haven’t attended before then this is the year to come along.

Students celebrate the amazing history of the Florence Institute

Florrie from Mill Street

WEA Filmmaking students have produced a short film celebrating the rich history of the famous Florence Institute in Toxteth, Liverpool. Starring Ron Entwhistle (as Sir Bernard Hall). All produced and filmed by students with the help of their tutor Tom McLennan.

View the film here:   Florrie YouTube clip (



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Adult Learners Week 2014 - Nominations Open

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The government is introducing loans for all students aged 24 and above studying diploma or certificate level accredited courses within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) at Level 3 and above. The loans will apply if you are starting a higher level course on or after 1 August 2013.

Please visit: or contact your Regional Office for further information. Also see the Association Of Employment & Learning Providers