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Workers' educational association
The Workers' Educational Association
(WEA) is the major voluntary adult education organisation in
Britain, providing more than 10,000 courses each year for more
than 150,000 students.
The aim of the WEA is to promote high-quality learning
opportunities based on democratic principles in its organisation
and practice. You don’t need any previous knowledge or
qualifications to join most of its courses, only a willingness to
share with others your curiosity, ideas and experience. If you want
to see if a course is right for you, you are welcome to come along
to the first meeting without obligation.
Most WEA courses are free to people who receive a means-tested
benefit or Jobseekers Allowance. Also, if your household income is
low, you may be entitled to a reduced fee.
The WEA will do its best to ensure that classes are open and
accessible to all but if you have a problem with mobility, hearing
or transport, let the Association know as early as possible so that
it can make appropriate arrangements.
The WEA is committed to equality of opportunity and inclusive
learning. If you need help choosing the right course, would like to
suggest a course or feel you may need financial help or learning
support, please phone 01634 338400. The WEA can
also supply leaflets in large font or in certain community
languages on request.
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