Basic Skills for Life

Ref: C2344710

The course intends to improve student’s awareness of some useful everyday essentials skills. Sessions with a variety of activities will help students understand: Employability skills topics such as: different type of jobs, making a good first impression and my first day at work. Personal skills topics such as: personal identity, personal information and interact with others. Everyday life skills topic such as: making shopping lists, at the check-out and online shopping.

Course aim

The course aims to teach students basic skills required for daily life.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Independently practice the vocabulary of jobs which in turn will help improve my reading and speaking skills.
  • Understand what skills are needed to create a good first impression.
  • Understand the process of applying for a job.
  • Recognise and respond to phrases commonly used at a supermarket checkout ‘Do you want cashback?’ ‘Have you got a point’s card?’ ‘Do you need a bag?’ ‘Insert your card.’

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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

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Basic Skills for Life

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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 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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