Professional Development: Life Skills, Moving on Together

Ref: C2224698

The aim of this course is to help students gain some essential skills needed to get on in life and at work. Giving individuals a solid bases for further learning and employment. Looking at

Course aim

The aim of this course is to help students gain some essential skills needed to get on in life and at work. Giving individuals a solid bases for further learning and employment. Looking at time and money management. What makes us feel good and confident, then what helps build self confidence.

Who is the course for?

All students will be referred onto this course by JCP and all students will be in receipt of a means tested benefit. No Prior knowledge or entry requirements

What topics will this course cover

How to manage your time and money effectively Building your confidence and self awareness A personal skills analysis - what sort of person are you CV Writing and interview techniques Dealing with stress of returning to work Gaining knowledge of work opportunities that are available GOV.UK website

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.Explain and practice ways to manage time and money more efficiently 2.Build a CV and develop interview skills 3.Demonstrate how to actively search for employment 4.Know what sort of person you are 5.Be aware of positive v negative confidence

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 have progressed. In addition, every day over the course, your tutor will give you support and feedback. As many of the tasks are practical it will be easy to see your own progress as well.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Note book and pen for personal notes

Reading and information sources

None

What could the course lead to?

You should feel more confident to undertake further learning with the WEA or with another provider,and you will be confident to show others what you have lerned. You may also wish to try accessing the Eastern WEA Website, and our online learning site to discover more opportunities for learning.

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Professional Development: Life Skills, Moving on Together Course Outline

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 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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