Growing in confidence

Ref: C3677133

A positive and supportive course which will explore several ways to improve personal confidence and wellbeing in a group setting.You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor to share your ideas and views in the class, working with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The course aims to cover key areas such as: understanding your personal strengths, skills, confidence and self esteem. We will discuss the importance of good communication skills and be able to identify barriers to effective communication. We will also cover techniques to help you manage stress and time more effectively and discuss how to be assertive in difficult situations including the power of saying 'no'! By the end of the course you should have set yourself goals to achieve via a Personal Action Plan which should enable you to continue your learning and development journey at your own pace well into the future.

Course aim

To equip adults with the knowledge and skills to help improve their personal confidence and wellbeing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • List personal skills and strengths and give examples of how they can be used
  • Explain how to communicate well with others
  • Give an example of how to handle a situation assertively
  • Describe three different ways to manage stress
  • Create an action plan to improve confidence and wellbeing

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods such as group work, working in pairs and use group work to encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class, however this will be minimal.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • A personal learning plan will be used to document your journey and remind you of areas which may benefit from additional reading or learning outside of the course to help you reach your personal goals and ambitions.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • No need to bring anything but some people find it helpful to bring a notebook and pen to jot down useful information.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Tutors will provide handouts and information about further reading and research

What can I do next?

  • WEA Skills for Volunteers course Volunteering opportunities Self -help group Work experience Employment

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Growing in confidence

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 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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