BETA –Basic Education & Training for Adults was set up in 1991 by Eileen Bithell and Eileen Walsh to teach adults basic skills.

During the last 20 years BETA has helped many hundreds of local people to improve their basic skills and achieve City & Guilds and RSA certificates.   Many have been successful in gaining employment as well as moving into further education and training.   BETA also offered training in entrance tests to the Police, Nursing, Civil Service etc.   Amongst those who have attended BETA are a number who are now nurses, in the police, carers and managers also one student who became a Medical doctor.   Many other adults successfully learned to read for the first time and are now living independently.

In February 2000 BETA opened BETA Netc@fe, the world’s first charity internet café.   BETA Netc@fe is open 6 days each week to everyone on a drop in basis. 

BETA continues to teach basic skills through project work such as the current English Civil War project and “Wigan Remembers WWII”.

Eileen & Eileen at BETA’s 20th birthday

BETA and BETA Netc@fe
64 King Street (opposite Revolution Bar)
Wigan WN1 1BT
Telephone 01942 244201
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Tel: 01942 829474

BETA, 64 King Street, Wigan. WN1 1BT

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