Skills for independent living

Ref: C2523367

The course id structured to meet the needs of the students. It aims to develop their English skills with a view to improving their independent living skills through practical activities used on a daily basis. It will cover speaking and listening skills, discussions, written work, recognition of key words and signs. identifying the alphabet and continuing to work with The materialistics and produce art related objects eg banners, craft items, etc developing the social skills and involving the wider community

Course aim

To develop students' confidence using English in their day to day life and to widen their existing English skills

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • speak clearly and express my own ideas and opinions
  • listen and follow instructions and respond accordingly
  • recognise and identify at least 10 common signs / words
  • Recognise different types of tests used on a daily basis - cards, newspapers, letters, emails, forms etc
  • create a booklet about themselves - a personal document

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

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
  • 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 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

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Skills for independent living Course Outline

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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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