Course title:
Exploring Parliament - The House of Commons
Tutor:
Anne Milton-Worssell
Course ID:
C3747642
Start date:
25/02/2022
End date:
25/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 25 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
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
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Date
Fri 25 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 04 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 11 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 18 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 25 Mar 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
5
Total number of classroom hours:
10
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
10
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£32.00 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 and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
This course demands no previous knowledge and will assume none
Course aim:
Do we understand how we are governed? This course will consider how national Government works in the United Kingdom, and its impact on its citizens. Reference will be made to how Government has developed in the United Kingdom
Course description:
Whether we were born in the United Kingdom, or have come to live here more recently, beyond casting a vote at a General Election, most of us do not really understand how National Government works. This course will consider the different ways in which Parliament works: The Commons ; How Legislation is made; The purpose of Different ministries and select Committees; Holding the Government to account, How to become an M.P. Parliament and Public Engagement. We will embed the role of Government in the concept of a constitutional Monarchy and its history.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. explain how the Two Houses of Parliament work separately and together
2. list the steps involved in passing and scrutinising legislation
3. name at least two ways in which Parliament can be held to account
4. familiarise yourself with the workings of Zoom and Canvas as used by the WEA
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: www.wea.org.uk/help

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 www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

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 studentsupport@wea.org.uk. 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. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

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 https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk