Into Work Pathway

What are the WEA Pathways and how can they help your organisation?

  • Are you looking for an adult educational provider to deliver training? 
  • Does your organisation work with communities? 
  • Are you involved in adult education, lifelong learning and/or upskilling adults? 

At the WEA we work in partnership with hundreds of community organisations, employers and trade unions across England and Scotland delivering adult education ‘within reach’ of local communities.

The WEA pathways have been developed as our new partner programme offering a range of courses tailored to suit you. 

We can run taster sessions which give you a flavour of the WEA organisation and student learning experience with the opportunity to work with us further with our WEA Pathways. 

We deliver many of these courses in partnership with Job Centre Plus and Housing Associations

Into Work focuses on adults who are entering the world of work for the first time, returning to work after a break or changing career.

The Get Started range of courses and tasters aim to build confidence and self-esteem. Students can move to the Develop range of courses. Some students may wish to start at the Develop stage. 

Get Started with our tasters or short courses

A taster is 2 hours. A short course is 10-14 hours.

  • Recognise your potential: Boost confidence and realise that skills and qualities count
  • Get ready for work: Identify skills, qualities and attitudes needed for learning and work
  • Develop social media skills: Discover how social media can help to find work
  • First steps into employment: Encourages and motivates people of working age to gain employment perhaps for the first time
  • First steps into employment for parents: Builds up confidence, knowledge and skills to either get a job for the first time or return to work after having children
  • First steps into employment for 50+: Builds confidence about returning to work or going to work for the first time for people 50+
  • Computer skills for work: Identify basic computer skills needed for finding work

Develop your skills further

Non accredited or accredited courses.

  • Job search, applications and interview skills: Look for jobs, complete application forms, write a CV and perform well at interview
  • Develop social media skills: Discover how the use of social media can aid networking and exploring local employment opportunities
  • Start your own business: Discover the key elements needed to set up a small business
  • Award in Employability Skills:  A level 1 accredited course for people wishing to receive a qualification to help them into employment.
  • Introduction to Working with Vulnerable Adults*: For anyone who wants to work with adults in voluntary or charity sectors
  • Introduction to Working in Healthcare, Adult Care and Child Care Sectors *:  Discover the values, principles, skills and attitudes required for working in health, adult care and childcare
  • Introduction to Health and Safety*: Find out about health and safety regulations and how to implement them in the workplace

*The above 3  introductory courses can be studied as stand-alone units or together for a level 1 award.

Moving On 

  • Confidence to Study: Identify key study skills for further study at level 3 and above
  • VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology: The course is designed to develop the practical skills in providing and maintaining nail enhancements, manicure treatments and nail art
  • Helping  in Schools courses  – Level 2  accredited courses:  These courses are designed for adults interested in becoming a volunteer or a teaching assistant in a school This is also useful for parents to help their own children with learning

See Schools and Parenting Pathway

  • Community Interpreting – Level 1, 2 and 3 accredited courses:  For students who speak another language and are interested in becoming an interpreter in the community

See Community Interpreting Pathway

Interested in the Into Work Pathway? Email to get more information or download our into work leaflet.

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