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New January 2015 Brochure Now Available

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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.

Last Chance For Tutor Portal Training Webinars - Dec 11th and 13th

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Calling all WEA tutors! Have you tried the new tutor portal yet?

We've been running many different training events over recent months to make sure everyone is comfortable with how tutor portal works, both physical and online sessions have taken place. We have the final two online sessions coming up on December 11th and 13th so if you haven't joined yet please do. Tutor Portal will save you time and the hassle of paperwork, we all know what a pain that can be so set yourself free and get onto tutor portal.

Event details:

Upcoming Event Memory Cafe @ Costa Coffee - Dec 9th

Three of the attendees enjoying a Memory Cafe session @ Costa Coffee

We would like to invite you to our next ‘Remember When’ session at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. The group will meet in the friendly atmosphere of Costa Coffee, above the main entrance to the hospital, so just come along and enjoy yourselves. The topic for the next session will be about our ‘festive memories’. We will also be having a festive party, to celebrate. Come along and share your stories with others and we’ll provide the refreshments..

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)

Annual General Meeting - Nov 22nd Manchester

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Every year the WEA in the North West gathers for our annual general meeting. All WEA members, tutors, students, staff and partners are welcome to attend and we'd love to see you there. Here are details of the upcoming AGM in Manchester:

Date: Saturday 22nd November 2014

Time: Registration: 10.30 a.m

Meeting: 11.00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m 

Vote For A Wildflower Project In The North West - Now Closed

A Grow Wild poster on a bus stop

Here at WEA North West we run lots of courses on sustainability and gardening so when we saw this we had to pass it on. Kew Gardens is currently running a public vote for their Grow Wild project. One community will receive £120,000 Grow Wild funding to create an inspiring wild flower haven for everyone to enjoy – and you can help decide who wins. One of the nominees is a joint project between Liverpool & Manchester to plant wild flowers in our urban spaces.

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: