Course title:
Supportive Steps Into Employment: Building the Foundations for Life and Work
Michelle Drain
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Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 04 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 11 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 18 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 25 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 01 Apr 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 08 Apr 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Fri 04 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri 11 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri 18 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri 25 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri 01 Apr 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri 08 Apr 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Loundsley Green Community Centre
Cuttholme Road
S40 4QU
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
Programme details
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£0.00 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
This course is for beginners
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
- A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.) - A notebook and pens
Course aim:
A friendly and supportive opportunity to take stock and explore moving forward towards work. This course will help you to explore practical steps for moving towards employment, volunteering or making the most of job seeking activity.
Course description:
Each session will explore a different theme and strategies in either personal or job seeking skills. The course will aim to be as interactive as possible, so students can actively explore what is important to them both individually and as a group. We will explore practical, realistic steps into employment and how to make the most of job seeking activity as well as exploring some of the barriers that students might face. Students will have the opportunity to build up a range of skills, strategies, tips and support to take forward, ensuring greater confidence and positivity in what they can achieve.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Identify at least 3 key personal strengths, qualities and skills
2. List 3 personal and 3 job seeking goals and identify steps to achievement.
3. Evaluate personal barriers to job search and identify support available in the local community
4. Create an action plan for the future based on your personal and job seeking goals.
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