Here are the main types of programmes that the WEA operate.
Each is led by a Programme Manager who you can contact for more details.
||The WEA’s Building Communities Team provides
learning opportunities to collectives and groups to assist them
to develop their work. The team supports groups that are working
together to create a more cohesive society. As well as offering
high quality courses in facilitation skills, negotiation and conflict
management, the team works with other agencies to ensure the strengthening
of the community infrastructure in Northern Ireland.
Second Chance Initiative
||The WEA’s Second Chance Initiative is at the forefront
of developing good practice in Essential Skills learning, as well
as reaching into workplaces and communities to offer an alternative
point of entry to learning for adults. Information and Communications
Technologies are an increasingly prominent aspect of this curriculum,
and the Second Chance team has responsibility for the WEA’s
learndirect centre in Fitzwilliam St.
||Offering access to creative activity for all, the
Creative Learning Team is dedicated to developing the WEA’s
links with the creative industries and acts as a point of entry
for individuals seeking to build the kinds of skills required by
the knowledge based economy. With a strong emphasis on arts and
crafts, the Creative Learning curriculum is the largest in the
WEA and is directed not just by the staff team, but also by the
work of the WEA Branches across Northern Ireland.
Opportunities for Women Learning
||The WEA’s Opportunities for Women Learning
team provides programmes of learning and support that enable women
to play a full part in the life of our society at all levels. From ‘first
steps’ education for women wishing to re-engage in learning
through to promoting women’s participation in public life
and politics, the OWL team advocate for the learning needs of women
to be recognised.
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