Writing for Wellbeing 2

Ref: C2419583

Come along to a friendly creative writing for wellbeing group to practise positive thinking, creative writing and communication! Everyone is welcome. There is the opportunity to discuss your own and others' writing each week, to voice ideas on weekly themes and to practise and focus on creative writing with a view to doing this in your own time too. The course prepares you for work, whether paid or voluntary, and/or for coursework in further educational settings.

Course aim

This course is for all who would like to improve their wellbeing through a friendly and creative writing for wellbeing group with a view to practise writing for wellbeing in one's own time too.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • All are welcome. Because we read material and write in English, basic English is needed.

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

  • self-regulate wellbeing more effectively through creative writing for wellbeing.
  • apply for work, paid or voluntary, and for further courses.
  • combat isolation.
  • communicate more effectively.
  • focus on creative writing practice in own time more effectively.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • 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 is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Writing for Wellbeing 2 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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