Transferable Skills

Ref: C2338540

A non-accredited, informal course in which students will work both independantly and with other learners to develop their transferable skills and recognise how to use them across various areas of their lives. Students will develop skills which could benefit them in both formal and informal settings, as well as building their confidence in planning for the future and forming / sharing personal opinions.

Course aim

To build students' confidence in working with others to utilise transferable skills for a range of purposes, with particular focus on planning for the future and forming / sharing personal opinions.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students must be able to speak, understand and write in English.

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

  • Identify at least 3 transferable skills and what they can be used for.
  • Contribute to pair and group activities.
  • Construct a personal plan, incorporating at least one SMART criterion.
  • Confidently present opinions on a range of topics.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • Students will be given a notebook to record their work, which the tutor will check over at the end of each session.

What else do I need to know?

  • 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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Transferable Skills Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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