Think Smart!

Ref: C3671430

Whether it’s getting back into or starting work, setting sights on a new career or 'just' getting more done in the day - this course will aid its participants with practical strategies to boost motivation, manage time more effectively and achieve more. Participants will be encouraged to reflect, think critically and constructively about their goals and the world around them - what they want to achieve, how they individually can best achieve it, their own personal motivations and how to avoid deceiving themselves. From the job search to getting more out of a new hobby, the restarting of a long-term project or 'moving on' with life - Think Smart aims to provide its participants with confidence, enthusiasm and motivation, whilst keeping realistic and moving forward.

Additional information about this course


Course aim

A friendly and accessible course aimed at anyone keen to sharpen their organisational skills, find fresh motivation, manage time more effectively and/or focus on achieving long and short term goals.

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:

  • Gain a knowledge, fresh appreciation & understanding of differing motivational and target driven strategies.
  • Gain the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to be able to apply these strategies to one’s own targets and goals.
  • Draw from one’s existing knowledge and experience in applying these strategies.
  • Gain a confidence in reflecting on and expressing views relating to aspects of these strategies which one considers important.
  • Develop a motivation & enthusiasm for one’s own goals and potential future achievements.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • Could help to ground the participant with skills & knowledge relevant to employment/F.E/H.E education application. Please ask tutor about Certificate of Attendance.

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Think Smart!

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  • 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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