Develop Your Writing Skills Level 1

Ref: C3743898

This course has been designed to improve the literacy skills of a group of learners who are working in the community as Social Workers for Southampton City Council. Particular areas of focus will include planning writing, developing skills in report writing, expanding knowledge of vocabulary specific for use in a court room situation, recognising and being able to better understand colloquialisms and idioms in order to communicate more effectively with the service users, writing more concisely with more clarity and organisation and also to feel generally more confident in all of these areas to enable improved job performance.

Course aim

The course is designed to improve the literacy skills of people working in the Social work profession.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Produce writing and text using language suitable for the purpose employing appropriate planning strategies.
  • Produce texts for different tasks, to include writing reports.
  • Identify appropriate register for task and audience using key features of formal and informal register e.g, type of vocabulary and grammatical structures.
  • Demonstrate accurate use of appropriate grammar and correctly use a wide range of vocabulary suited to different audiences.

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
  • You will be expected to work independently on your individual targets, which may incorporate research on the internet, completing exercises or it may even be possible to achieve 1 or more targets during a group exercise or from an exercise from the lesson.

What else do I need to know?

  • 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 is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course information sheet

Develop Your Writing Skills Level 1

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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