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LivingWell: Upton Country Park Foundations to Wellbeing

Course Code:PM1792F

Spaces:9 spaces left

Centre:Upton House

This supportive and friendly course will help you to explore what wellbeing means to you and the steps you can take to support it in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Upton Country Park.

What the course is about

During this course you will receive both group and individual support in order to help you learn more about the things you can do to support your wellbeing. Sessions combine both classroom and some outdoor activities. Upton Country Park staff and volunteers will be sharing knowledge and information about the house and surroundings including trees, plants and other wildlife that make the park their home. Please dress and wear the appropriate footwear for a gentle walk and weather. Topics that may be covered include:

  • What does Wellbeing Mean for Me

  • Connecting to self, activity, and others

  • Take Notice, perception, mindfulness techniques, and beginning the process of change

  • Keep Learning and Self-Management- coping strategies, asking for help

  • Give - reconnecting to our values, self-compassion, resilience and self-management

All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and some writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course. Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people. Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience. This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course. Sessions combine both classroom and outdoor activities so please dress and wear the appropriate footwear for the weather and a gentle walk.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course. There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This is a Beginners course, and you will be expected to have no experience in the subject or very basic knowledge of the subject. You should have an interest in your own potential and what life has to offer. You will need to be prepared to take an active part in the sessions and to challenge some of your thoughts and beliefs. This course may be of particular help to you if you are on the verge of a life change, are looking for work or thinking of changing your career direction. This course could be helpful for people who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and/or stress. You need to consider the type of information that you are prepared to share with others in the session. However, this is a skills development course and you may wish to talk to a Doctor or other professional before joining this class if you have particular issues that you need to explore.

Materials and costs

You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder. During the first session your tutor may discuss additional materials to bring if possible.

Next Step

Other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.

Places on courses: many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at centres: parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to

If you have any accessibility or disability issues that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start Date2 November 2023

LocationUpton House, Upton Country Park, Poole, BH17 7BJ


Time13:00 - 15:30

Duration5 weeks



Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £0. No Concessions.

PL, PS and PM courses can be paid for upfront in full, with an Instalment Plan, or upfront discounted with our concessionary fee. Find out more about our concessionary discount here.


How do I enrol?

9 spaces left

Please call us on 01202 123444 to enrol on this course.

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