Opportunites on my doorstep - Staffs ACL STEM Cannock

Ref: C3125889

The course will enable you to develop confidence in learning, improving your skills , identifying strengths and support progression to further training. learning or employment. The course will be practical and useful shining a bright light on your strengths enabling you to set progressive goals. Friendly and supportive we will allow you to understand and enjoy science, technology, engineering and maths. We look at the growing number of jobs which involve science, technology, engineering and maths.We are working with companies keen to work with local communities; offering opportunities to local communities. Be a part of this, benefiting from the prospect of employability and community engagement. No matter what your starting point, you will be more confident and will acquire skills and knowledge which will help you identify the next step of your journey.

Course aim

Develop confidence, be empowered to learn and improve your skills. This course is a stepping stone to employment, volunteering or further learning, helping you to bridge the gap, the one that has been stopping you from moving forward.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Describe the type of work that is happening in local industries.
  • Explain the basic principals and practical applications of several STEM topics.
  • Describe the kind of work I want to do and ask questions of prospective employers.
  • Identify my work and learning goals and plan my next steps to meet them.
  • Develop an effective CV and interview skill.

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
  • Work outside the class room is not essential although may be useful.

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 may be kept to record our progress. A number of appropriate tasks such as written work will in this instance be kept as a record.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Bring a pen and glasses if you need them.

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Apply for Stem -related jobs including work experience placements and apprenticeships.

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Opportunites on my doorstep - Staffs ACL STEM Cannock

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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
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