Making the Most of Yourself

Ref: C2226007

The course entitled, making the most of yourself is made up of a range of topics on health and well-being to encourage you to make positive changes about your own health and well-being. Each week will focus on a different topic and theme with active participation. These will include basic care of your nails, hands and foot care. You will also be exploring your make up bag to learn how to get the best from products effectively. In addition to this, there will be an opportunity to aid your own relaxation, using a range of basic massage techniques. This will allow you to reduce your stress and identify indicators which create stress. Also covered will be basic hair care and styling techniques and tips. Each week will encourage you to make choices and contribute to your own self-improvement. Colour, style and different cultures will also be explored, which will allow you to engage with the wider community.

Course aim

This course aim is focused on promoting self-improvement, confidence and community engagement by exploring a range of health and well-being topics.

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:

  • Identify where I can use health and beauty techniques learnt to improve my own health and well-being condition
  • Select the use of products, colour and styles to enable me to make self-improvement choices for myself.
  • Use techniques learnt, which will enable me to gain more confidence in social interaction within the community and may lead to improving my employability skills.
  • Examine styles and colours used in different cultures to identify the differences used to promote self-image
  • Discuss the specific techniques I can use after completion of the course to benefit me in making the best of myself

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
  • 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
  • Active participation in practical health and well-being tasks which will help you to identify the best tips to use for your own self-improvement

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
  • Please bring a hairbrush and hair clips/bands, nail clippers and a nail file, nail varnish, your makeup bag, makeup brushes and some body lotion. A personal mirror would also be useful.

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

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Making the Most of Yourself


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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