Assertiveness for Daily Life and Volunteering

Ref: C3126018

The course is aimed at people who lack self confidence and self esteem and for those who struggle to be assertive in daily life situations as well as in volunteer roles. It will look at the importance of improving self esteem and self worth to be able to choose when it is appropriate to be assertive. Focussing on the importance of setting boundaries and how to maintain boundaries. Through discussion, looking at scenarios, group work and role play learners will be able to develop practical strategies for confidence.

Course aim

The course will enable learners to develop strategies to improve their confidence and assertiveness in daily life situations and in voluntary work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Identify 1 difference between the different types of behaviour and identify own behaviour type.
  • Identify 2 ways to improve assertiveness in 1 personal situation or in volunteering
  • Identify 1 way of giving and following instructions assertively
  • Identify 1 way of receiving and giving criticism assertively in personal life or in volunteer roles
  • Identify 1 way of being assertive with confrontation and compliments

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 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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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
  • 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

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Assertiveness for Daily Life and Volunteering


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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