The WEA actively encourages its tutors to invest in their continuous professional development.
All WEA tutors are expected to attend a minimum of one WEA organised training/information event each year.
Records of attendance at training events are stored in the Tutor Database.
The following training calendar will be updated regularly. Please use the links to find more information and book your places.
We would like to hear from our tutors about your training needs so that we can meet these as best as possible. If you have any ideas please email these to
New Standards and Qualifications
There is now a Sector Skills Body covering adult education called Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK). It is responsible for developing a range of National Occupational Standards which will have related qualifications.
The following powerpoint file is a presentation made at a recent WEA Tutor Day by Alan Clarke who is the LLUK National Manager Northern Ireland. It explains more about LLUK and about the introduction of new standards and qualifications in lifelong learning that are being introduced in England in autumn 2007. You can download the presentation by clicking here.
At present it is not clear that these will be introduced in exactly the same way in Northern Ireland. A consultation is likely later in 2007 and the WEA will keep its tutors informed of all developments since this is something that will impact on us all.
For further information on LLUK visit its website www.lifelonglearninguk.org