Back to school for the grown-ups!

Adults living in Bath are being given the chance to return to the classroom with the arrival of a series of courses designed to help people feel better equipped for day-to-day life.

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, will be running new taster courses at Bath City Football Club later this month. These free sessions will be followed up in the autumn with full courses designed to meet local needs.

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BCFC at Twerton.

The WEA, founded in 1903, is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities.

Taster courses starting in June include Bringing Out the Best in Our Children and Helping Your Child to Enjoy Reading where adults will be able to learn about different resources and approaches to help with parenting.

Other taster classes include Creating a Level Playing Field and Talking a Good Game which will focus on improving communication skills.

Ruth Spellman, WEA Chief Executive, said, “We believe that everybody should have easy access to high-quality education, no matter their circumstances or reason for learning. 

“The impact is not only on employability but their health and well-being, family life and community engagement. It results in closer families and communities. 

“You might be surprised to learn just how many adult education courses are available. What I would say is find out what’s on in your area and sign up today. It could transform your life.”

Carole Banwell, General Manager for Bath City FC, said “The WEA is the latest in a range of new opportunities we are bringing to Twerton for people from the local area and the wider Bath community to take advantage of.

“Because of the charitable nature of the WEA we are providing rooms at a discounted rate and we are pleased to be able to facilitate such a unique offer. We really hope local people come along to the free taster sessions and consider signing up for the courses in the autumn.”

To find out more about the courses or to book a place, visit , or call 0300 3033464.