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Wellbeing - Introduction to Improve Your Confidence

Course Title:

Wellbeing - Introduction to Improve Your Confidence

Course Number:

CAMV A40444


Village Learning Centre

Learning Area:

Health, Care


Entry (Mixed)


Alicia Vernon

Start Date:

23 April 2020

End Date:

23 April 2020

Session Time(s):

Thursday between 13:00 and 15:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 9 and 10 learners.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

On the course you will-       

  • Discuss the benefits of being confident
  • Consider the impact confident behaviour has on others perceptions of someone
  • Identify factors which can affect confidence and self-esteem
  • Develop strategies to improve confidence.


Does the course lead to a qualification?


What does the course involve?

We will establish group guidelines to create a safe environment as this course is cantered in the area of health and wellbeing. It requires that you have the ability to take part in activities, reading and writing. If you need support to read and or write you will need to arrange your own support or make enquiries to see if there are any learning partners available to support you.

If your confidence is low and you need a trusted support to attend with you then they can enrol onto the course and remain with you while you move through the programme. You may feel confident enough to participate on you own after a few weeks and that is fine too, You will only be able to enrol if this support is agreed by the start of the course.

We will use Cognitive Behavioural Theory to help explain the fight flight and freeze system when thinking of how we can support a more positive way of thinking and thereby assist confidence. We will look at a very basic level of transactional analysis to help us understand some of our communications. We will take an approach of always being kind to ourselves and others in our thinking so that we reduce the stress and guilt that we can easily burden ourselves with. We will consider other theories such as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs as we take a journey through this course and where we find ourselves now. 

Everything will be explained in simple terms and made interesting and relevant. You will need to be able to make a good commitment to yourself to attend so that you don’t miss any of the content as it builds your understanding week by week. Even missing one week and throw you out of the flow of understanding.

You will find yourself wanting to come back week after week as you see and feel how much of this is ‘all about you’ and your growth and development.

Who is the course for?

You may once have been a confident person but life has taken its toll and now you don’t really recognise yourself or you may always have felt that you need something more to help you take a look at what you can do to help yourself.

You may have had a period of illness that has left you feeling that the world is still overwhelming but you know you want to make a start at re-engaging. If this sounds like you, then this course may be for you.  

What do I need to bring?

Bring your commitment to your health and wellbeing and a pen, everything else is provided.

Are there any additional costs?


How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects.  You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Before the next session your tutor will reply with their feedback.  This is a very good method of recording your own progress, reflecting on the session and a great way to receive motivation from your tutor.

Can I have help in the class?

If your confidence is low and you need a trusted support to attend with you then they can enrol onto the course and remain with you while you move through the programme. You may feel confident enough to participate on you own after a few weeks and that is fine too,

We have a learning partner’s scheme the you may be able to access if there is capacity. Please enquire before enrolling.

You will only be able to enrol if this support is agreed by the start of the course.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have a range of classes in DALS and national research has shown how beneficial community learning is to your health and wellbeing. As the course progresses I will be able to recommend courses in your field of interest or make suggestion to the group for progression as I become familiar with your wants and needs.

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

To any of the courses that are suitable for your current level of learning and interest. We will look more at this towards the end of the course.

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:
meet enjoy learn achieve
This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement.  That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Liz Zowada on 01332 642309 or email You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Village Learning Centre


Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN


Ample Car Parking
Ample Cycle Parking



Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Limited Facilities
Drinks Machine


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre, take A5250 road (Burton Rd),go along to the main crossroads with A5111 (Ring Road), turn left on A5111 Warwick Ave, take 2nd exit (straight over) at roundabout, continue and then take 1st right onto Village St and then we are on the left hand side next to Village Primary School. 01332 711371

Bus Routes:

Arriva No. 7 from the bus station and Arriva No. 5 and 5A from Babington Lane

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Village Learning Centre

Opening Times:

We are open: * Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm * Wednesday & Thursday 6pm to 9pm (Term time only) * Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm (Term time only)


Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN   Find Us

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01332 711371


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