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Thinking about becoming a U3A Course Leader?

You don't need to have professional qualifications or previous experience in teaching to be a course leader in U3A. If you have a passion for anything, chances are that among our 4,000+ members there are others who would like to hear about it. You should however have a sufficient degree of knowledge or experience in the subject matter to be able to engage and maintain members' interest for the duration of your course. A course or activity can be any length, from just a few sessions over several weeks to a full year. Some are held monthly rather than weekly. The length and timing can fit in with your other activities and venue availability. Generally speaking, you will need to be a U3A member to run a course.

Getting started

Ideas for courses and activities

A scan of the courses that U3A offers demonstrates the diversity of current offerings. There are many other possible topics, or you may like to replicate an existing course (such as current affairs, language conversations or a book club), which you could do with another course member, where there is a waiting list of interested members.

If you would like to be a Course Leader but are not sure about a topic, resources and useful information can be found on these sites:

Help for prospective Course Leaders

If you are interested in becoming a course leader, you can get advice and assistance from the Course Leader Assistance Team at .

If you are a member of U3A, you can log in to the Members' area of the website where you will find the tab "Course Leaders". On this page you will find:

We welcome your comments and feedback via the U3A ACT Facebook site.