Common Values (Banner Making)

Ref: C3840560

This course is for anyone who likes to be creative using different resources as colour paper, paint, embroidery machine, materials, fabric, to create an artistic banner that promotes the four themes of WEA (employability, health and welbeing, community engagment, culture).

Course aim

To work in groups to research, design banners that promote the four themes of WEA (Employability, Health and Welbeing, Community Engagment, Culture).

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
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre
  • This course is for anyone who likes to be creative using different resources as colour paper, paint, embroidery machine, materials, fabric, to create an artistic banner that promotes the four themes of WEA

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

  • Identify and demonstrate health and safety requirements when undertaking an activity
  • Identify and use different tools and equipment
  • To research and present information about banners using different resources available
  • Demonstrate the importance of planning for an activity
  • To communicate ideas with tutor and other learners

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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 will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you 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
  • Scissors, Colour paper, paint, pencil, ruler, material, thread, machine, notebook, file

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • 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 could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Self employment as creating banners for special occassions e.g Birthdays, Advertising events, Christmas, Eid, or community issues etc

Download full course outline

Common Values (Banner Making) Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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