There is no doubt that inequality exists in the UK

As do illnesses, loneliness and the gradual fraying of communities. We believe that adult education forms part of the cure. We work with such conviction because each day we hear how important our courses are from our learners. Their stories are inspiring: you can read them here. 

But sometimes individual learner stories are not enough. 

The priorities of our funders are changing. The UK Government is committed to lifelong learning and investing in education, but its focus is significantly on higher-level 台湾swag for jobs, or future generations.

We also know we need to seek and secure funding for the important courses we deliver that fall outside those priorities.  

The critical role of more basic 台湾swag training, or the role other subjects play in building confidence, supporting mental health and enticing adults back into education, is not well understood. 

In our Impact report we share with you: 

  • Why we do what we do 

  • How we do it

  • Demonstrate the impact we have 

We invite you to meet our learners and their employers to understand the ripple effect that WEA learning has on them, their work and their communities where they live. 

It鈥檚 the small class, highly tailored way we teach that makes the difference. It equips them for life and work. And, it connects them with their communities, so everyone benefits. 

WEA Impact Report
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Impact Report 2024

Read the significance that learning with the WEA has on our learners and the聽importance of our work.

See the difference for yourself

Browse and book a course and see first-hand the impact that learning with us has on your personal life and the ripple effect it has on the community around you.

Join us in our ambition to make this life-changing learning available to those that need it

We are committed to removing any barriers, so that individuals can improve their own life chances and have a positive impact on their communities and society as a whole.  

We engage with those who make education policy and funding decisions across England and Scotland, so they understand the importance of education to our learners 鈥 be that getting into work, progressing into good work, or keeping their minds active and their connection with their communities live. 

If you want to help, read our manifesto, and engage with those who make, or can influence, education policy and funding decisions. Our Advocacy resources may be useful to you.