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Are you feeling stuck or in a rut at work? Would you be interested in having some space to reflect on your next steps, skills, and confidence? Whether you are interested in a short taster or a professional qualification in any of our specialist pathway areas the WEA could help support you with our professional development courses.

A Career in Care View details

On the course you will explore the range of service and job roles available in the adult care sector; develop knowledge of the skills and attributes essential to working in the field and develop an awareness of the legislation, principles and values that underpin the profession.

Award in Education and Training Level 3 View details

NCFE Level 3 Award in Education is for anyone wanting to teach in the Life Long Learning Sector. This qualification will give the students 12 credits and prepare them to teach sessions to adult learners.

BBO Money Sorted in D2N2: Taster session for Money Mentor Prog (Chesterfield) View details

This course will help students understand the key skills and qualities for effective mentoring and the benefits of mentoring.

BBO Money Sorted in D2N2: Taster session for Money Mentor Programme (Mansfield) View details

This course will help students understand the key skills and qualities for effective mentoring and the benefits of mentoring.

BBO Money Sorted in D2N2: Taster session for Money Mentor Programme (Nottingham) View details

This course will help students understand the key skills and qualities for effective mentoring and the benefits of mentoring.

Building Confidence Towards Employment View details

Focusing on preparing students for employment or volunteering, this course will support students to complete a CV, undertake job searches and practise interview techniques. Students will be encouraged to take part in group activities aimed at recognising their potential and developing confidence in communication.

Confidence to Study Pathways Course View details

This course is designed to build on your experience to develop and refresh key study skills such as writing, carrying out research, taking notes and developing ICT skills. It will introduce you to academic study and help you to find out more about what is involved in studying in further and higher education. This process will help you plan your next steps in training and education.l

Confidence to Succeed-Deaf Numeracy View details

You Deaf? You BSL? Do you want to improve your numbers and money? Come to the WEA Deaf Numeracy class in Wakefield. BSL will be used throughout with a Deaf tutor. The course is intended for Deaf people who have not achieved Level 2 Numeracy and are BSL users. The aim is for students to develop mathematical knowledge, skills and strategies to use when solving maths problems. New students to the course will carry out initial assessments which will indicate the level at which they are working. All students will carry out diagnostic tests to identify their areas of strength and the areas that need to be developed. You will work towards group and individual goals. The individual goals will focus on areas that have been highlighted in your diagnostic assessment. All goals will be monitored and assessed throughout the course and you will be given regular feedback on your progress.

Customer Service View details

This course aims to promote good customer service skills whilst at the same time broadening knowledge of how businesses work and the importance of working as a team. Incorporating enjoyable activities such as role play, critical thinking and problem solving, this course will explore all aspects of customer service including: dealing with challenging situations or customers; using the telephone with confidence and accurate recording of information; timekeeping and reliability; personal presentation, body language and communication skills; understanding how businesses operate and the roles and importance of all employees within companies; company and product promotion as part of customer service.

CV Writing - Get Ready for Work - Pathways taster View details

Identify skills, qualities and attitudes needed for learning and work