New Directions (JUNE)

Ref: C3676161

This course is designed for those who have not been in work for some time, including those who have experienced health difficulties. It will suit the needs of those who may feel vulnerable or lacking the necessary confidence to implement the small changes needed to improve their employability in the paid or voluntary sector. It will also suit those who need support, in a safe and enabling environment, to make changes in their everyday lives – improving the present and planning for the future. Exploring how various skills and qualities can contribute to improvement and considering how these can be developed, will underpin the class activities undertaken.

Additional information about this course

Please contact Trish Hollies 01977 703196 for further information

Course aim

To provide students with an opportunity to build their confidence, developing skills and qualities which will support their progress into employment, learning or volunteering.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Demonstrate increased self confidence using specific skills developed during the course.
  • Identify three transferable skills and explain the value of those skills.
  • Identify two stress triggers in my own life and indicate steps which could reduce stress.
  • Identify potential barriers to personal progress and indicate how these might be overcome.
  • Identify personal next steps and know where to access information and support for these.

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?

  • 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
  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

Download full course information sheet

New Directions (JUNE)


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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