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the confident learner

the confident learner


This course is designed to enable you to increase your confidence as you take the next step in undergraduate education… whether you are returning to study after a period away, just about to start at university or thinking about taking a professional or part-time course, this course will enable you to:

  • Research and find information from a range of sources
  • Improve your presentation skills
  • Prepare for a higher level of study
  • Improve and enhance your I.T skills
  • Build your confidence so you can achieve your potential


"I’m really enjoying myself and I am feeling so much more relaxed about everything now. I know where most things are in the uni so I’m not worried about getting lost in a maze of buildings or carparks! The lessons are really informative and the big confusing "referencing" worries are really starting to go away. I can’t recommend the course enough. I already feel like I have settled into uni life, regardless of the fact I only start in September."

– Helen Anderson,Confident Learner student, joining BA Hons Business (with foundation year) in September


What you will study

By the end of the module learners will be able to:

  • Locate, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources
  • Demonstrate the need for clarity and coherence in the presentation of views
  • Adopt appropriate styles of academic writing and presentation at HE level
  • Give a presentation using conventions for citing and referencing sources
  • Support and supervise
  • Manage conflict
  • Monitor and record
  • Prioritise issues
  • Understand personal beliefs, values and attitudes

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who:

  • Is transitioning between level 3 and 4
  • Is starting University in September (regardless of University)
  • Is thinking about starting a PT or professional course but is not 100% sure due to low qualifications
  • Anyone who has already applied to University but needs to increase their entry grades


Assessment One (Coursework 50%):

During the module, students will produce a portfolio that demonstrates their competence in locating, evaluating and using information from a variety of courses.  They will be expected to write two short pieces of work (500 words) that enables them to present their views in a clear and coherent way, in line with academic conventions.

Assessment Two (Presentation 50%):  Students will prepare and undertake a ten-minute presentation; using ICT resources and software to demonstrate how the skills required to become a confident learner have been used to develop own next steps into study.


20 credits at level 4.

Course start dates

Block Courses (once a week for six weeks)

Course 1:

Option 1: 29th January 2020 – 4th March 2020, Wednesdays 9.30am-12pm.

Option 2: 11th March 2020 – 29th April 2020, Wednesdays 9.30am-12pm. (2 week break for Easter, 6thand 13th April)

Option 3: 6th May 2020 – 10th June 2020, Wednesdays 9.30am-12pm.


Course 2:

Option 1: 28th January 2020 – 3rd March 2020, Tuesdays 4.30pm-7pm.

Option 2: 10th March 2020 – 28th April 2020, Tuesdays 4.30pm-7pm.

Option 3: 5th May 2020 – 9th June 2020, Tuesdays 4.30pm-7pm.


Course 3:

Option 1: 30th January 2020 – 5th March 2020, Thursdays 9am-11.30am.

Option 2: 12th March 2020 – 30th April 2020, Thursdays 9am-11.30am.

Option 3: 7th May 2020 – 11th June 2020, Thursdays 


3 Full Days

Option 1: 10th, 11th & 24th June 2020

Option 2: 8th, 9th & 22nd July 2020

Option 3: 5th, 6th & 19th August 2020


Evenings (one evening for six weeks)

Option 1 (Wed): 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st July & 8th July 2020.

Option 2 (Wed): 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August, 12th August & 19th August 2020.  

Option 3 (Mon): 3rd August, 10th August, 17th August, 31st August, 7th September & 14th September 2020. 

For those who have a conditional offer please be advised option 3 is not available.



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