WEA in the West Midlands provides a range of adult education courses. Find out more about WEA, its mission and values and history.
The WEA takes education to where it is needed most - in local communities. So our courses can be set up almost anywhere, from clubs, community centres and village halls to schools, pubs or where people work.
Many of our courses are run in partnership with local community groups, charities and other organisations, often for members, users or clients of those organisations. We also run many courses through our local branches, which are run by volunteers. These courses are open to everyone.
To find a course, visit our course search.
To find out more about our Vision, Mission and Values click here
West Midlands region covers the following areas: Birmingham and Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire.
To read more about our provision and impact please click the image below to view The WEA West Midlands Annual Review 2014/15
A significant number of WEA courses in the West Midlands region are delivered in areas of high deprivation such as Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley and Stoke-on-Trent. Nevertheless, the region has a diverse mix of rural and urban populations to serve with rural population in areas such as Ledbury and Hereford. Around 12% of the region’s provision is delivered through branches and the rest is through the targeted programme.
Most of the provision takes place in community venues such as schools, community centres and places of worship but the region also has study centres and offices in Rugeley, Telford, Coventry, Worcester and Stoke-on-Trent. The region has over 150 active volunteers.