Looking at Geology Around the UK

Ref: C2420844

We will be looking at a range of places in the UK of interest to anyone who is interested in geology. To look at how the area was formed and its geological history The course will look at pictures of the places and the rocks in the area

Course aim

We will be looking at our country and the geology in various locations to deepen knowledge of our varied landscapes and how they formed Encouraging students to look around them and understand what is under the surface.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a level 2 qualification in English to join this course
  • Anybody who is interested in our UK landscape and how it formed

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

  • Understand how the geology of an area influences the landscape and structures
  • Understand the geological history of an area over millions of years
  • Understand how to Interpret maps and surface features of an area
  • Understand the types of rocks which form the landscape by looking at rock samples

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
  • Power point presentations, DVD's and discussions Hands on rock samples and maps

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Pen and notebook is useful to take notes for future reference Basic handouts will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Looking at Geology Around the UK

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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 2019
  • 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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