Growing in Confidence 2 - Confidence in Action

Ref: C3672395

A positive and supportive course which will explore several ways of improving personal confidence and wellbeing using practical activities and group and paired discussions. The course will be inspiring and also a lot of fun! What topics will this course cover? Session 1 Where are we now with our levels of confidence? Dealing with situations when our confidence has been knocked Session 2 Giving and receiving compliments Giving and receiving criticism Session 3 Making decisions Problem solving Session 4 Taking good care of ourselves Staying healthy. Learning how to relax Session 5 Team work Helping others Session 6 Having a go at doing something new / different Setting goals / Personal Action Plans / Course evaluation

Course aim

To build on knowledge and skills gained through previous learning and apply it to various situations which will demonstrate the use of confident behaviour. To improve personal health and wellbeing.

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:

  • Describe positive ways of dealing with situations when confidence has been knocked
  • Explain how to give and receive constructive criticism
  • Outline the steps you would take to deal with a problem situation
  • List three helpful ways of taking care of yourself and staying healthy
  • Create a personal action plan to improve confidence and wellbeing

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • No need to bring anything but some people find it helpful to bring a notebook and pen to jot down useful information.

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 as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • WEA Skills for Volunteers course Volunteering opportunities Self -help group Work experience Employment

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Growing in Confidence 2 - Confidence in Action


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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
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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