Life and Communication Skills

Ref: C2341944

Examine the 5 core life skills that help people to adapt to and deal with the changes and challenges in everyday situations. In a friendly and supportive learning environment discover and share individual life and communication strengths thus developing self-awareness and empathy. Students will be encouraged to express their opinions and listen to others views. Assess interpersonal and effective communication methods. Identify ways to apply decision making and problem solving skills to improve your quality of life. Recognise triggers that cause stress or other strong emotions and then discover how people can use coping mechanisms to deal with them. Be involved in discussions and make judgements on certain issues. Illustrate ideas with thoughtful and creative practical tasks that display understanding of the subjects covered.

Course aim

To appreciate how improving Life and Communication Skills will help to positively deal with the challenges of everyday life.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • have developed self-awareness and empathy skills.
  • have assessed communication methods.
  • have identified decision making and problem solving skills.
  • have recognised causes of stress and other emotions.
  • have illustrated ideas in a thoughtful and creative way.

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

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
  • Students are encouraged to keep a diary of the sessions and that can be used as a feedback/discussion resource.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • 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?

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Life and Communication Skills


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  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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