(Short Course) Confident Learner

Course details

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Location Online
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Why choose this course?

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.

Key course features

  • 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, joined BA Hons Business (with foundation year) 

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

Entry requirements & applying

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

To book onto this course, please visit the online shop.

Teaching & Assessment

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 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.

Fees & funding


Course dates

The course will cover 4 weeks of learning; 5 hours per week for 4 weeks with the assessment on the 6th week. This will be delivered online through Moodle through the medium of English. 

Courses starting: 

February 7th 2022
March 7th 2022
May 31st 2022
June 27th 2022
July 25th 2022

*Please Note* Individuals only need to book the course once, the different courses refer to different start dates and they all have the same content.