Building Resilience

Ref: C3677987

This friendly and supportive course will explore the following topics: What is meant by resilience The benefits of being resilient Positive and negative thinking/ Being optimistic Bouncing back from tough times in our lives Problem solving, making good choices, learning from our mistakes Self-care/ Looking after ourselves Connecting with others who can support us to build resilience Developing an action plan to improve our resilience

Course aim

To better understand how to identify, improve and utilise internal and external resources to build our personal resilience and ability to bounce back from challenges positively. To develop achievable action plan to improve personal resilience.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of what resilience means
  • Identify the benefits of being resilient
  • Explain how to solve problems and make positive choices
  • Identify strategies for self-care / looking after yourself
  • Create a specific and achievable action plan for improving personal resilience

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • You will take part in a range of different activities with your tutor and the other students in your class

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • You can read about your entitlements and responsibilities as a WEA student in our Student Handbook here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/student-support.This includes information on fees, learning support and financial support. As part of your first course you accept a learning agreement.

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Building Resilience

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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