Get Ready for Work - Pathways taster in Skills for Volunteering

Ref: C3841678

Identify skills, qualities and attitudes needed for learning and work

Course aim

To help students to identify their transferable skills and the things to consider when deciding which jobs to apply for.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for anyone who is lacking in confidence about their abilities and the skills and qualities they have to offer in the workplace. The course will help you to begin to realise and unlock your potential.

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

  • Identify at least 2 transferable skills
  • Identify at least 2 areas for development
  • Recognise 3 important things to consider when looking for the right job for you

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • The tutor will provide handouts and any other practical materials used in the session although you may want to bring a notepad and pen for taking notes Tutors will suggest sources of additional information where relevant

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

Download full course outline

Get Ready for Work - Pathways taster in Skills for Volunteering 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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