Ref: C2226311

For anyone who wishes to understand British society and how it works, this course is for you. Through discussion and group participation six key topics will be looked at.

Additional information about this course

English Plus - Partner will refer students onto course. Students should be at around Entry 3 Level to attend.

Course aim

To provide an overview of the modules involved in the citizenship course. The course will cover: Rights and Responsibilities, Community and Learning, Government and Democracy, Law and Order, Finance and Global Citizenship

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • To gain the most from the course English speaking and listening at a minimum E3 level would be beneficial.

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

  • list at least five of the liberties enjoyed by British citizens.
  • describe what it is to live in Britain, our communities and how citizens enhance this by the power of volunteering.
  • explain how British citizens participate in learning about voting and elections.
  • give examples of the law and order of the United Kingdom.
  • discuss the meaning of being a global citizen of the world.

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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring a file/folder or even a large envelope to keep all your papers in one place.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • To attend the Taster session on the Citizenship course to work out if this is the course for you.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Give you the confidence to think about becoming a British citizen.

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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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