Study Skills - Online Course - Community Learning - 10:00-12:00

Online Courses, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Tuesdays: 10am - 12pm
No. sessions 6
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £36

About this course

Are you planning a return to study, maybe at university or on one of Inspire Learning’s accredited courses?  This course will help you by focusing each week on a different set of study skills such as academic reading, note-taking, assignment preparation, working with numbers*, time management and critical thinking.  

Please note the course is not designed to prepare learners for specialised mathematical or scientifically oriented courses. The study skills we explore will be focused on preparation for academic subjects in the arts, humanities and social sciences; accredited learning, vocational and professional courses in subjects like Mental Health Awareness, Autism Awareness, Substance Misuse Awareness, Health and Social Care, Education and Training, Coaching or Leadership and Management 

The course will cover academic reading methods, which are quite distinct from the skills needed for reading for pleasure. We shall explore different note-taking methods to suit different learning styles and different types of assignment.  

Working with number is crucial to most study programmes, and we shall cover working with statistical information, with graphs and charts and with academic sources from different time periods. 

Finding time to fit study around a busy schedule is crucial, and we shall explore ways and means of doing so.   

We will also develop critical thinking skills required for study, and cover preparation techniques for different types of assessment work.  

The course will also include information on assistive technology to support learning for students living with learning differences, sensory, physical or emotional differences which can affect study 

Learners will need to come to the course prepared to engage in practical activities and exercises around reading, note-taking, self-exploration, number work, critical thinking and writing assignments.   

Some work may be required to be completed as homework and submitted for constructive tutor assessment and feedback 

Knowledge of the type of accredited course they are hoping to enrol on after this course will be helpful e.g degree, foundation degree, diploma, certificate. Learners moving from level 1 studies to AEB level 2 or 3 or City and Guilds level 2 or 3 will also find this course beneficial. 

If learners are already aware of their preferred learning style and/or any differences which affect their learning it would be an advantage.  Please inform Inspire of any requirements you have for adaptations to course materials 

As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed.

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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