WEA online courses – Starting August 2020

Call us on 0300 303 3464, Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturday 8am-1pm stating the course code you would like to enrol on and for any further information.

You can also enrol online by clicking the links below.

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  • Free for learners on low incomes, less than £17,500 per year, or learners on most benefits
  • Age: 19+
  • Asylum Seekers: Must be in the UK for at least 6 months prior the start date of the course


Zoom and Canvas for Beginners

Course Code C3844779

18/08/2020 – 22/09/2020

Tuesdays 14:30 and Thursdays 14:30

Enrol online here: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3844779


This course for people new to using Zoom and provides an introduction to the benefits of creating a free personal Zoom account for both personal and business use. During this course we will provide an introduction to Canvas online learning platform. This course is ideal for people who are new to Zoom video conferencing and Canvas online learning and want to learn more about the main features and benefits.


Computer Skills  – How to set up shops online

Course code: C3844781

19/08/2020 – 23/09/2020

Wednesdays and Thursday 09:45

Enrol online here: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3844781


This course will help you explore the possibility of opening a shop online. You may be a designer, creative or interested in seller other peoples’ goods. This course will give you the skills to sell from your own home in your online shop

Within this course, you will have the opportunity, to learn about how you can set up your own business on-line. We will help you understand how you can set up a small business online, with very little costs; you will learn how to market your business from home, sell goods or services online and run your business around your own time. If you are parent wanting to earn an income around your childcare responsibilities, or you are a creative person wanting to sell your creations online, or you want to earn an extra income around your own job, or you are unemployed wanting to create your own income, then this is the course for you. Moreover, you will become a more confident IT user, with the skills to independently use IT to make business.


Computer Skills – Vlogging and Blogging

Course code: C3844778

14/08/2020- 18/09/2020

Tuesdays 09:30 and Fridays 09:30

Enrol online here: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3844778


This course will provide a brief introduction to the key concepts of Blogging and Vlogging for personal and business use. Learn how to build an audience and create content for social and online platforms to build engagement. This is an introductory course aimed at people who would like to know more about benefits of blogging and Vlogging for personal or business use.

  • Create a blog or vlog
  • Build an audience online
  • Create content
  • Learn digital skills
  • Improve your writing


Introduction to Spreadsheets for Self-Employment, Work or Managing Finances

Course code: C3844780

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15

18/08/2020 – 22/09/2020

Enrol online here: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3844780


Excel spreadsheet skills can help with future job roles, self-employment and managing money. This course is aimed at people with a basic level of computer skills who want to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel in order to create and manipulate their own spreadsheets.

We will cover some basic functions of excel and how to get the spreadsheet to do most of the work for you. Through using formulae, creating charts, tables, and some simple data manipulation. Learning outcome include:

  • Create simple spreadsheets including carrying out some calculations and inserting formulas.
  • Use some basic formulas and functions to do maths in Excel.
  • Change the look of data for more professional looking spreadsheets, by formatting and manipulating data.
  • Create different types of chart including pie, column, and bar


Develop Social Media Skills for Work or Self-Employment

Course Code : C3844776

Mondays and Wednesdays 12:15 – 14:15

10/08/2020- 16/09/2020

Enrol online here: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3844778


Discover how the use of social media can aid networking and exploring local employment opportunities.

Social media has become an important tool when job searching. Hiring managers and recruiters are using social media more and more to research candidates: 80% use LinkedIn and 50% can determine whether a candidate’s personality is a good fit for their company by viewing that person’s social media presence. If you really want to use social media find a job then you need to expand your online presence beyond the basics. Learning outcome include:

  • Identify the benefits of networking on and offline
  • Setup three social media accounts with effective profiles: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Develop a Personal Brand
  • Establish a notable online presence

Find work by searching social media