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Workplace Literacies

Domestic staff learning new skills

The world of work has changed so much in recent years. Most jobs require workers to be confident handling information, writing reports, making calculations, using computers and good at problem solving. 

The WEA's Workplace Literacies project supports staff with communication tasks needed for work. Our courses are designed around your learning needs and those of your workplace. This could be writing reports, filling forms, reading and understanding jargon, learning how to use computers. Tell us what you want to learn more about and we will plan an interesting and relevant courses for you.

On some courses our students work towards a nationally recognised SQA qualification. 

Our employer partners include: 

  • NHS Lothian
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Royal Mail
  • Hotels and Restaurants, such as Gucchi Restaurant and Seafood Bar, Edinburgh, Apex Hotels, Mercure Hotel, Premier Inn, Best Western Hotel
  • Voluntary Organisations, such as Sikh Sanjog, Edinburgh

Our trades union partners include: 

  • Unison
  • Public and Commercial Services
  • The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers
  • Commercial Workers' Union
  • Edinburgh TUC Support at Work

Our courses are free and held in workplaces with the support of employers and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Find out more from our Workplace Learning in Edinburgh leaflet.

"My manager has noticed a change in my work practice. She says I now work in a more methodical way and give more detailed reports, whether verbal or written. I think about the purpose of what I am writing, and proofread."
Care worker                                                                                                                                                                                  
"I feel more able to do my job. I have confidence in writing. I woud like to go on and learn more."
NHS worker 

Contact: Lorrane Borwick or Jessie Harrington
                 Tel: 0131 225 2580
                 Email: l.borwick@weascotland.org.uk

WEA Scotland, 17 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NX

Edinburgh Literacies Partnership


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