Course title:
Breaking Bad Habits, Developing Good Habits with Shaun Kennedy
Shaun Kennedy
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Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 18 Mar 2022 11:45 AM - 13:45 PM 2
Fri 25 Mar 2022 11:45 AM - 13:45 PM 2
Fri 01 Apr 2022 11:45 AM - 13:45 PM 2
Fri 08 Apr 2022 11:45 AM - 13:45 PM 2
Total sessions: 4
Total number of classroom hours: 8
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 8
Fri 18 Mar 2022
11:45 AM - 13:45 PM
Fri 25 Mar 2022
11:45 AM - 13:45 PM
Fri 01 Apr 2022
11:45 AM - 13:45 PM
Fri 08 Apr 2022
11:45 AM - 13:45 PM
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Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£25.60 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Writing and drawing equipment (ie pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, sharpener, line paper, plain paper, pencil crayons, etc)
Course aim:
This course will aim to guide students through identifying, understanding, and controlling the habits that affect their daily living.
Course description:
In our daily routines we may be pushed by basic instincts to habitually engage in certain activities. On the positive spectrum we may find ourselves inclined to go for a walk every afternoon. Negatively, we may crave supper at 11.30 every night. Often, we can feel helpless to our persistent routines and autonomy, which can in turn impact our mental wellbeing. This course aims to define via lecture what could be seen as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ habits both broadly and specifically to each student. This will then lead to discussion, planning, and exercises that will hopefully assist individuals in adjusting their lifestyle positively and regaining a sense of control. DISCLAIMER: This course is NOT a suitable solution to dealing with addictions. Professional help is advised in addressing harmful activities.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Define ‘habits’ and the behaviours at play behind them
2. Identify ‘good’ and ‘bad’ habits that affect us both as individuals and a society
3. Use planning techniques to introduce and actively adjust personal routines
4. Use group discussions and work to support one another; discussing challenges and possible solutions.
5. Prepare for the future, setting goals and readying safety nets
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit:

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email:


We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you.

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website