Confidence Via Creativity

Ref: C3843200

A confidence-building course taught in a supportive and friendly environment. Students will undertake writing tasks, take part in group discussions and improve IT skills related to improving employability. Creative writing skills will feature prominently in all tasks and assignments.

Course aim

To improve confidence, self-esteem and employability via a series of writing and discussion-based tasks.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre
  • The course is particularly suited to those wishing to improve confidence and self-esteem. No experience is necessary and the course is taught in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. The course is for women only as it is taught at the SWAN Women's Centre.

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

  • Confidently participate in group discussions.
  • Originate and develop a personal statement for possible use in job applications.
  • Explore ways in which the internet and information technology skills can be used to promote employability.
  • Improve literacy skills via creative writing tasks and study of other writers and poets.

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?

  • 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
  • Tutor feedback will be given during weekly workshops and at the end of the course. Students will be encouraged to offer and receive peer-feedback during weekly workshops.

What else do I need to know?

  • A pen and paper.

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Confidence Via Creativity

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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