Active Voices Newcastle Carers Course

Ref: C2525088

Active Voices courses start by encouraging students to get to know themselves and each other. Next, students help to shape the curriculum for the course with the tutor so they find out more about their personalities, their talents, interests and the things that really bug them. Over a few weeks students usually come up with a plan or an idea for change and then they start to do it. Along the way students improve their confidence and assertiveness including techniques for speaking in public, for planning an activity and making it happen that will bring about a change for the better and, have a lot of fun.

Additional information about this course

List project partner organisations :Comic Relief, Elders Council of Newcastle, Newcastle University.

Course aim

To refresh the confidence of individuals providing regular care to family members and loved one's and enable the individuals to focus on their well being and self development.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Understand myself better and identify what I need to grow as a person
  • Be more assertive and confident
  • Understand what I want to do next in my learning journey

How will I be taught?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

Download full course information sheet

Active Voices Newcastle Carers Course


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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