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Workers' Educational Association

Founded in 1903, the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, delivering 9,500 part-time courses for over 74,000 people each year in England and Scotland. 

With the active support of over 400 local branches, 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 part-time tutors and 60,000 members the WEA provides high quality, student-centred and tutor-led education for adults from all walks of life. We also maintain our special mission to provide educational opportunities to adults facing social and economic disadvantage.

Through curriculum themes of employability, health & wellbeing, community engagement and culture, the WEA gives students the confidence to learn new skills, live healthier lives, engage in society and broaden their horizons. Our courses are created and provided through our regional offices and volunteer-led branches, often in partnership with local community groups and organisations.

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