Gaining confidence socially and being assertive

Ref: C3670342

Learn and develop ways in which you can gain confidence in communicating with others in a variety of social situations. Gain knowledge in what your body language is saying about you and how you can actively change this to come across more positive. Learn how to plan and prepare for difficult and awkward situations in a positive and appropriate manner. Supportive mixed group.

Course aim

Learn and develop ways in which you can gain confidence in communicating with others in a variety of social situations. Gain knowledge in what your body language is saying about you and how you can actively change this to come across more positive. Learn how to plan and prepare for difficult and awkward situations in a positive and appropriate manner.

Who is the course for?

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What topics will this course cover

Identify what social situations need exploring Identify how you communicate with others The impact it has on you as well as others Responding to different behaviour types Body language - what is it telling others? Planning and preparing for events - dealing with anxiety

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:

Demonstrate how you communicate with others Identify the impact it has on you in social situations Recognise how you respond to different behaviour types Identify what is your body language telling others? Demonstrate who to plan and prepare for a social event

How will I know I'm making progress?

Assessment will be carried out throughout each session by observation, Q & A, exercises as well as verbal and peer assessment within the group. Students will have their own learner journey sheet in which they record their feedback on what they have achieved and how they feel at the end of the session. Verbal feedback will take place on a sessional basis with individuals followed by written feedback on the ILP form at mid point and end of the course.

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

N/A

Reading and information sources

N/A

What could the course lead to?

Further practice in Confidence Building - no two courses are the same. Alternative courses - Singing for Confidence and Confidence for Women courses.

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Gaining confidence socially and being assertive Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0113 245 3304 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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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