Confidence Building

Ref: C2338711

Whatever your circumstances, this course will help you to build your confidence when dealing with everyday situations, improve your communications skills and explore ways to make positive changes in your life. Join us to understand and overcome some of the barriers that get in the way of having a confident sense of self, and learn how to deal with your emotions, attitudes to life (and prejudices!) and the impact of interactions that make us feel uncomfortable or lower our self esteem. You will also learn practical ways to 'manage' some of those situations and tricky conversations and understand how and why things can go wrong (particularly for women) so we can put them right. This course will make sure you are OK as you become a more confident 'you' and explore how to develop further.

Additional information about this course

Women Only

Course aim

To secure a sound foundation for building confidence by drawing on existing life-skills and experiences, offering practical ways to deal with problematic situations and to make positive changes to your sense of self well-being.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

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

  • Understand what makes some social situations difficult to cope with and how to deal with them.
  • Use your knowledge of how good communication works - see improvement in your inter-personal/interactive skills.
  • Draw on your improved 'self knowledge', sense of identity and social skills in the roles you play, to deal with everyday life with more confidence
  • Begin to see how best to manage some of the changes you would like to make in your life
  • Identify and feel more confident about the basic rights you have to take part in, have opinions about or control eg your work, social or family life .

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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

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

Confidence Building 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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