First steps into employment - Pathways

Ref: C3126619

First steps into employment is a course designed to encourage and motivate people of working age to gain employment perhaps for the first time. Additionally, we can help to re-engage the long term unemployed with activities to aid employment prospects in the future. We will be covering the following main topics: Building self-confidence; Broadening horizons; Self-presentation and Soft skills

Course aim

The aim of this course is to encourage and motivate people of working age to gain employment perhaps for the first time. Additionally, the aim is to help re-engage the long term unemployed with activities to aid employment prospects in the future.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify the feelings and actions that promote confidence and self-esteem
  • Discuss employment opportunities and obstacles
  • Set SMART objectives to achieve goals
  • Create a good first impression through appearance and appropriate body language
  • Demonstrate communication skills through active listening, presentation and non-verbal communication

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • 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
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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

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First steps into employment - Pathways

Enrolment Conditions

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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