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)
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.
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.
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.
To book, visit the online store.