Professional Development: INSPIRE
INSPIRE is a course designed to encourage and motivate people of working age to gain employment perhaps for the first time. Additionally, we can help to re-engage the long term unemployed with activities to aid employment prospects in the future. We will be covering the following main topics: Building self-confidence; Broadening horizons; Self-presentation and Soft skills
The aim of this course is to encourage and motivate people of working age to gain employment perhaps for the first time. Additionally, the aim is to help re-engage the long term unemployed with activities to aid employment prospects in the future.
Who is the course for?
Students must be in receipt of an income related benefit.
What topics will this course cover
Building self-confidence: Low self-confidence is one of the main problems for people seeking work, and the most commonly reported benefit of education and training is ’improved self-confidence’. Broadening horizons: Many people assume that getting back to work means returning to what they did before. Training can help people broaden their horizons and consider new kinds of work. Self presentation: People who have experienced rejection rarely present themselves positively. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses and presenting yourself positively, on paper and face to face are key attributes.. Soft skills: Employers place importance on Soft skills which include people skills (a natural ability to communicate), interpersonal skills, problem solving, critical thinking skills, team work.
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
1. Identify the feelings and actions that promote confidence 2. Take part in activities that identify the positive reasons for working and what can be achieved when learners are active or employed 3. Describe the importance of body language and how it can be used effectively 4. Explain what soft skills are 5. Explain how to be an effective team member and contribute to collective decision making
How will I know I'm making progress?
This course does not lead to a formal qualification. The documents that you produce and your increased confidence will demonstrate your progress. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to discuss progress with other participants and your tutor and the Learning Record will ask you to comment on how far you feel you have progressed.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
A copy of your CV
Reading and information sources
What could the course lead to?
You should feel more confident to undertake further learning, either with the WEA or with another provider, and you will be confident to show others what you have learned. You may also wish to try accessing the Eastern WEA website, blog site and online learning site to discover more opportunities for learning.
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You can only enrol in person on the course.
Please call 01223 417320 to enquire about enrolling on this course.