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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.

An Introduction to Mentoring View details

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to work as a mentor in any environment. Participants will discuss the role of a mentor and the importance of setting ground rules with mentees. Students will learn and practice a number of key mentoring skills including assertiveness, active listening, questioning and giving feedback. The class is conducted in a safe and friendly environment where students may feel relaxed to work in groups to practice these skills. Students will examine case studies and discuss the challenges and solutions of a mentoring relationship.

Bridges to Learning Introduction to British Sign Language View details

• Show basic understanding of BSL • Demonstrate understanding of a range of vocabulary within the topics taught • Promote language flow by appropriate turn taking and asking for repletion and clarification

CV Workshop View details

In this one day workshop we will consider the different types of CV commonly used and identify which best suits each type of application. We will also discuss covering letters and the tone needed for formal applications. Learners will have time to start working on their own CVs.

Employability Skills View details

This course will help students understand key skills of the workplace and it will cover the aspect of social norms in a workplace in the UK. It is for people wishing to learn more about the environment of the workplace and some crucial things and situations. Students will explore how to deal everyday work problems and develop their problem solving skills and will learn about payslips. By the end of the course, students will have completed their own project outlining work vocabulary, phrases, problem-solving skills as well as having had their own job interview.

First steps into employment - Pathways View details

First steps into employment is a course designed to encourage and motivate people of working age to gain employment perhaps for the first time. Additionally, we can help to re-engage the long term unemployed with activities to aid employment prospects in the future. We will be covering the following main topics: Building self-confidence; Broadening horizons; Self-presentation and Soft skills

First steps into employment for 50+ - Pathways View details

This course is to build up your confidence about returning to work or going to work for the first time and is for students who are 50+ It looks at broadening your horizons and boosting your self-image as well as developing the skills you already have to return to work.

First steps into employment for parents - Pathways View details

Would you like to get back into work but don’t know where to start? Or are you keen to develop your skills and boost your confidence? Whatever your goals, this course can help you get on the right track to achieving them. The course is run over four modules and each module consists of 2 sessions at 2.5. hours each. hours long Confidence Building: Low self-confidence is one of the main problems for people seeking work, and the most commonly reported benefit of education and training is ’improved self-confidence’. Recognising Achievement, Skills and Ability: Recognising the skills and ability developed through being a parent and exploring ways to develop these skills. Money and Other Reasons to Work: Knowing how and where to get financial support. Explore ways in which employment can enhance a student’s lifestyle and family commitments. The Interview and Getting the Job: Build on interview techniques and how to create a good first impression through non-verbal communication.

First steps into employment for parents - Pathways View details

Would you like to get back into work but don’t know where to start? Or are you keen to develop your skills and boost your confidence? Whatever your goals, this course can help you get on the right track to achieving them. The course is run over four modules and each module consists of 2 sessions at 2.5. hours each. hours long Confidence Building: Low self-confidence is one of the main problems for people seeking work, and the most commonly reported benefit of education and training is ’improved self-confidence’. Recognising Achievement, Skills and Ability: Recognising the skills and ability developed through being a parent and exploring ways to develop these skills. Money and Other Reasons to Work: Knowing how and where to get financial support. Explore ways in which employment can enhance a student’s lifestyle and family commitments. The Interview and Getting the Job: Build on interview techniques and how to create a good first impression through non-verbal communication.

Food Hygiene View details

The course provides learners with up-to-date food hygiene information, the course will also gives an awareness of the hazards of handling low risk food.

Get Ready for Work - CV Writing View details

You will examine CVs for examples of good and poor practice; discuss what information should be included and which keywords to use. You will identify personal skills and relevant experience to use in the CV. Finally you will make a draft CV presented correctly.