Skills for Life

The WEA South West Region has lots of small, friendly courses in your local community to help you improve your reading, writing, maths and speaking skills!

Our Skills for Life courses are for anyone who missed out on education the first time round and would like a second chance. They are especially useful for those who left school early with no qualifications and who would like a national certificate in English or Maths.

We also run lots of courses for people who want to learn English as a second language (ESOL).

Learners working out a maths problem in
a Skills for Life, numeracy class.

We provide help with:-

  • Letter writing
  • Creative writing
  • Helping with your children's homework
  • Form filling
  • Working out money and measurements
  • Budgeting
  • English as a second language
  • Using computers


Courses run mornings, afternoons and evenings

We also work with community groups and partner organisations to customise courses to particular learner needs.

 To find your nearest class, please ring:

Helen Greensmith on 0117 9166514 or email   or 

Tony Benbow on 0117 9166510 or email  or

Bruce McClure on 0117 9166514 or email