Using Social Media for Volunteers

Ref: C3744012

In this course, you will explore these main areas: - How to set up a website: The options available to you and how your website should be the hub for all the other social media pages you run - Social media outlets and choosing the best one(s): Finding your audience on social media is vital - Do’s and don’ts on social media - Finding your audience and building your clientele - Writing informative posts/content: Engage your audience with your business or organisation

Additional information about this course

This course is run by the WEA, working in partnership with East Surrey College delivering Adult Learning across the East Surrey area. This course is for volunteers and those who are not currently in employment.

Course aim

To learn how to set up and use the various social media platforms available to business, sole traders, small business and volunteering organisations

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Understand the different social media platforms
  • Choose the most suitable social media outlets in order to reach the audience your business or organisation is aimed at
  • Use the different social media platforms competently
  • Link all social media pages together and to your own website

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
  • 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

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.)
  • Please bring a laptop or pad/tablet to use in the class. A pen/pencil and paper would also be useful

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

Using Social Media for Volunteers

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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