Understanding public services – Pathways taster

Ref: C2523878

This session will help the students get some basic understanding of what are public services and how they are delivered in the UK. Students will explore some terms and vocabulary used in public services and what they mean.

Additional information about this course

No skills or experience of Community Interpreting needed but your English language skills will need to be at Level 1

Course aim

This taster session will allow students to test their existing knowledge of UK public services and demonstrate the need for acquiring greater knowledge of this topic.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Name three public services
  • List 2 main services provided by them
  • Match 3 public service terms to their meaning

How will I be taught?

  • You will take part in a range of different activities with your tutor and the other students in your class

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Understanding public services – Pathways taster

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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