Personal Development (Including Mentoring)

Ref: C3840354

In a safe environment students will practise developmental activities. Our focus on this course is how to promote what we do on residential to our partners and outside sources for more students.. Discussion will be on how to present and what content to present.

Additional information about this course

12-13 May pre residential visits to Chester 19-22 May at residential venue end date for tutor contract is now 14th May

Course aim

Primarily we will introduce learners to a safe environment to take part in training where the aim is to produce developmental outcomes. We aim to focus on promotion of the residential as an essential part of training to our partners. Discussion will be on the presentation of: outcomes; health and safety and risk assessment processes; employability and various education availabilities from WEA.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Presentation, mentoring, partnerships, Newleaf, WEA, education, health and safety, risk assessing, promotion

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:

Mentor and discuss a variety of aspects of training for presentation to partners and other organisations. Take part in short walks and write a risk assessment for presentation to partners. Discuss preparations for their next group work at residentials and in classes.. Prepare, evaluate and discuss a basic presentation Demonstrate a presentation in group format

How will I know I'm making progress?

One to one and group discussions each day and mentoring throughout each day

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

Warm clothes, walking shoes or boots, sheets and pillow case, towel and washing equipment.

Reading and information sources

Mentoring book, research notes for presentations

What could the course lead to?

Group discussion of available websites for these subjects

Download full course outline

Personal Development (Including Mentoring) Course Outline


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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