About this course 

Due to colleges and other educational organisations closing in March, potential and existing university students may feel they have lost vital areas of development in terms of their academic competence and confidence. This course allows you to recover that lost development, build on what you have already learnt and move forward, ready for your next steps in the academic world.

You will not only cover the key practical skills such as research skills, planning and developing written argument and critical analysis - all crucial to successful achievement within your chosen progression area - but also key areas of self-development such as managing your own mental health when learning along with time management and planning your time effectively.

Course Date 

Monday 22nd June – Sunday 5th July – Open access throughout

Course Delivery 

Online checker to identify needs

A selection of online pick and mix options will be available based on the student’s identified needs

Resources and contact time with a tutor will be available for each module in the form of open chat sessions in a group with tutor response.

The course is open throughout the 2 weeks for students to access resources and take quizzes when it suits them.

Tutor and student contact times to be confirmed

The course consists of:

An individual diagnostic

 

5 core modules:

  • Planning and Essay Writing – with open access to resources/quizzes and  2 hours contact time with a tutor
  • Referencing and Research – with open access to resources/quizzes and 2 hours contact time with a tutor
  • Note Taking – research; classroom – open access to resources/quizzes and 1 hour contact time with a tutor
  • You as a Learner  – with open access to resources/quizzes and 3 hours contact with a tutor
  • Maths Preparation for Professional Skills Tests – with open access to resources/quizzes and  2 hours contact time with a tutor
  • IT Skills Development – all online – ‘How to’ provision – no contact time with a tutor

Open-ended study throughout the 2 weeks

You will also need to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week of independent study in addition to contact time

Assessment

Assessment will take place by completing an online quiz

On completion, a Fircroft College of Adult Education certificate will be issued for each module

Course Level  No Level
Awarding Body N/A
Eligibility Criteria 

You must already have a level 2 full qualification

You will also need to have basic IT skills, access to a computer and WiFi

You will need to have a webcam, microphone and speaker installed within, or attached, to your computer to allow interaction during the virtual lessons.   

This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority and is therefore only available to people residing in certain areas of the West Midlands.  If you are unsure if you are eligible or not to apply please contact [email protected] along with your postcode. 

Progression

Once students have completed this course you will have the skills necessary to support your academic practice within Level 3 and 4 progression routes.

 

Fees This course is free

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These courses are funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority and are therefore only available to people within some parts of the West Midlands.  If you are unsure if you are eligible or not to apply please contact [email protected] with your postcode. 

For more information about this course, you can also contact [email protected]