Skills for Independent Living

Ref: C2523626

The course is structured to meet the interests and needs of the students with a focus upon developing their independent living skills. It aims to develop self confidence and well being. The course aims to develop social skills involving activities in the wider community. The course hopes to demonstrate that using maths can be fun and relate it to practical activities used on a daily basis.

Course aim

To develop student's awareness of maths in everyday situations during the course of their daily life and to use maths to improve their independent living skills

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Feel confident using a calculator to solve basic problems
  • Be able to weigh ingredients accurately
  • Be able to use a diary and record dates
  • Recognise the time - both analogue and digital
  • identify coins and values - shopping activities

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • 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

Download full course outline

Skills for Independent Living 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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