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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.

Bridges to Learning Presentations and public speaking View details

This highly participative course involves techniques and skills taken from drama, singing, academic life and learning from community settings. It is aimed at people who want to learn how to begin or improve their presentation and delivery skills. The tutor will take students through techniques for creating rapport with audiences, for providing essential messages and for avoiding death by powerpoint. The course will offer a supportive environment for all so students do not need to be anxious. Scenarios and ideas will be provided by the tutor but students are encouraged to bring ideas with them that they want to develop into a presentation.

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 Basics View details

To develop and fine-tune customer service skills so as to offer exceptional customer care and services and to provide effective solutions to customer service problems when they arise.

Customer Service Basics View details

To develop and fine-tune customer service skills so as to offer exceptional customer care and services and to provide effective solutions to customer service problems when they arise.

Economics in the News View details

We are daily bombarded with economics in the media - not just with issues relating to Brexit, though they tend at present to dominate the news, but also, for example, with questions about funding the NHS, increasing labour productivity, controlling the behaviour of large international corporations, tackling inequality. In this course, uniquely, the class itself will decide, week by week, which current controversy should be analysed and discussed.

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 - 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 - 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 Taster 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.