Me and My Community

Ref: C3672198

The students will be learning about some of their rights and responsibilities in the community and where they could go to get help for particular problems that might arise in their lives. Also, we will discuss how they can get involved themselves in their own communities including volunteering and how they can be active citizens.

Course aim

The main purpose of the course is to help people understand what help they can get from their community and what help they, in turn, can do to improve the community in which they live.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • ask 5 questions about my local community
  • answer 5 questions about myself
  • fill in a form to access a community service (eg the library) with their personal details
  • learn 5-7 rights and responsibilities applicable to life in the UK

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 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

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
  • A pen and paper in a file

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course is designed to help students develop the confidence to move onto acccredited E1/E2 ESOL provision

Download full course outline

Me and My Community 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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