Unlock Your Potential

Ref: C2524727

The course concentrates on personal strengths and positives, not weaknesses: helping to build self-belief; think positively and develop emotional resilience so if and when things go wrong, you can bounce back and move on. The course opens your eyes to new opportunity and gives you the confidence to make the most of your life; living to your full potential if not beyond. This includes working towards gaining independence through further training and/or employment. This engaging interactive course is based on self belief and emotional resilience; it will help you to work as an individual and/or in groups; identifying your strengths; set goals and learn how to make changes in your lives' that will give you the confidence to move forward and cope with setbacks along your chosen path. The sessions are enjoyable and involve lots of activities which use evidence based positive psychology and have been delivered to groups of people who have had a variety of obstacles to overcome.

Course aim

The aims of Unlock Your Potential is to improve your self-belief and self-esteem: to be more confident in yourself and your abilities. Through fun and interactive activities which identify the individual's strengths, ambitions and obstacles.

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:

  • Recognise your own personal strengths and understand what makes you happy. Apply them to your own ambitions and goals.
  • Identify how to take opportunities that are presented to you.
  • Identify how to fulfill your personal needs and requirements

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
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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
  • 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

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Unlock Your Potential

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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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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