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Road to Work: Boost Your Confidence

Course Code:RW1862A

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Take the first steps towards improving your personal confidence to get more of what you want out of life within a supportive environment.

What the course is about

This inspiring and stimulating course is designed to introduce you to some easily applied and practical techniques, that will help you gain greater self-awareness, feel more confident, more assertive, and better able to relate to others.

You will:

  • Explore what confidence is and where it comes from, and examine how to strengthen motivation
  • Start to learn how to think like a confident person and how to overcome negative feelings
  • Explore physical self-image and how to improve it
  • You will learn some basic conversational tactics, how to recognise and develop emotional intelligence, and its impact on confidence, happiness and peace of mind

This course will encourage you to increase your confidence and ability to make informed choices about personal and professional issues, helping to reduce social exclusion and isolation.

All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and 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.

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.

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 course is for complete beginners, so you do not need any previous experience in 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.

You need to consider the type of information that you are prepared to share with others in the class. 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

You will be encouraged to enrol on other employment related FREE provision such as Road to Work courses, First Aid workshops, Food Safety workshops and Functional Skills courses - all of which will help improve your chances of finding employment or progressing within your current employment.

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: some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the 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 and you will not be eligible to a refund it its 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 may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.

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  mso-border-alt:none windowtext 0cm;padding:0cm">

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website  mso-border-alt:none windowtext 0cm;padding:0cm">

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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 [email protected]. All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start Date8 February 2022

LocationOakdale Centre, Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 3DL


Time13:00 - 16:00

Duration5 weeks

SubjectDeveloping Work Skills


Fees and concessions



How do I enrol?

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

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