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Teaching and Training Adults 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  tasters 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 these tasters in partnership with local councils and homeless charities.

The Teaching and Training Adults Pathway provides opportunities to explore the skills needed to teach or train adults in the community or at work. The pathway leads to a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification in Education and Training for Adults, the minimum needed for work in many education organisations. 

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 

  • Introduction to teaching adults in the community  Taster

Explore how adults learn and why teaching in the community can be so rewarding

  • Presentation skills  Taster

Discover how to impart knowledge to others in an interesting way


  • Introduction to facilitating adult learning

This course aims to give participants an introduction to some of the skills and knowledge needed for teaching adults. Non accredited level 2 course.


Moving On

  • Confidence to Study

Identify key study skills for further study at level 3 and above


  • An Introduction to teaching adults in the community

This level 3 course has been devised by the WEA to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to teach in an adult learning environment



  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training

This is for anyone wishing to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification  in the lifelong learning sector.



Interested in the Teaching and Training Adults Pathway? Complete the form below to find out more or download the leaflet here