Adult Learners
Week 2021

Adult Learners’ Week takes place between 20 – 26 September. 

Adult Learners’ Week now in its 30th year is the biggest adult learning campaign in Wales with over 10,000 adults in Wales taking part. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the value of adult learning, celebrate the achievements of inspirational people and projects and motivate people to discover just how learning can positively change their lives.

To Celebrate Adult Learners Week the Unite WULF project will be running a number of FREE online webinars as well as promoting a number of other learning and training opportunities.

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Watch this short video to find out a little bit more about our Adult Learners Week programme.

Thank you to our excellent tutor Ollie Gwyther for putting it together for us

Unite WULF Project Courses

The Unite WULF Project will be celebrating Adult Learners Week 2021 by hosting a variety of FREE courses covering a wide range of topics, delivered by our excellent network of tutors.

To see the full range of courses available and register to take part please visit our events page.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

A range of practical courses aimed at improving your knowledge of a number of topic areas covering mental health and wellbeing

20th & 30th September 10:00am

Mental Health Awareness

What is mental health?
Signs and symptoms of Anxiety conditions
Signposting
Depression
Psychosis
What to say

21st,22nd & 23rd September 12pm & 1pm

Connect 5 Taster

An introduction to the innovative Mental Health  programme which is Connect 5.

Sessions are only 30 mins

23rd & 24th September at 10:30am

Prostate Awareness

Learn about the risks and what action to about a prostate problem. Learn vital information to pass on to family and friends who need to know the facts

24th September at 09:30am

Stress Management

This is a half-day course designed to improve stress in the workplace and is suitable for all employees

24th & 28th September at 10:30am

Menopause Awareness

Menopause awareness sessions are of benefit to employees (regardless of gender) and employers.

30th September at 12:00pm

Emotional Wellbeing

This session provides the tools to better understand our emotional health, the negative pre-set and how stress impacts the brain/body.

Rep Development Courses

These courses are open to all, but are recommended for union reps who want to develop their skills

20th September at 1:15pm

Managing Difficult Conversations

This highly practical webinar will review the key ingredients to undertake a ‘courageous conversation’ in objective and confident manner.

22nd September at 10:00am

Conflict Resolution

This Session will look at what is conflict, common causes of conflict in the workplace and how to resolve conflict

23rd September 1:15pm

Influencing & Personal Impact

This webinar will explore the issue of personal impact and the different ways we try to influence others.

24th September at 1:15pm

Confidence & Assertiveness

What is assertiveness and why it’s so important. Identify communications styles and gain a range of tips and techniques to support assertiveness

28th September at 1:30pm

Time Management

Managing our time or more accurately ‘managing ourselves’ to achieve what is important to us above all else, should be our number one priority.

Reboot and Recovery Programme

The Unite Reboot & Recovery programme has been developed to support older people in the 50+ age bracket and are centred on building emotional resilience and recovery from setbacks.

They will empower the individuals with the tools to understand their mental health and give strategies to boost wellbeing. They will analyse how to build confidence and a growth mindset. Looking at goal setting and visualisation to plan a positive future, As well as developing self-coaching skills to build momentum and make positive changes in life.

20th September at 4:30 pm

Mental health Awareness, supporting Recovery

This session analyses feelings surrounding loss, setbacks and uncertainty. How it is normal have strong feelings and how to deal with these.

21st September at 4.30pm

Building Emotional resilience and self-Care strategies

This session gives participants an understanding of resilience and the factors which can impact our ability to bounce back after adversity.

22nd September at 4.30pm

Developing Confidence & Growth Mindset

This session provides participants with the tools to build confidence understand their mind and control their thinking

23rd September at 4.30pm

Setting goals & Visualisation

This session will enable you to be proactive about what you want to achieve. By setting goals it helps you plan where you want to go in life and keeps you motivated.

24th September at 4.30pm

How to self coach to generate positive change

This session will give you the tools to gain insight on how to cope with life’s challenges. Through use of the GROW coaching model participants can be energized to take action.

Employability Skills Programme

The Unite WULF Team have worked closely with our network of tutor to develop an excellent suite of Employability Skills courses to support you if you are looking to progress within your career, looking for work or facing redundancy.

Our suite of courses will ensure that you are work ready and at the front of the queue when employers are looking to fill vacancies.

27th September at 2:00pm

CV Writing and Cover Letters

First impressions count, especially when applying for jobs. Find out how to write a CV & COVER LETTER and discover useful tips to help make your application stand out from the crowd

28th September at 2:00pm

Interview Skills - Confidence in Communication

Approach future interviews with the highest confidence possible. You will gain practical strategies on how to handle interviews and an insight into what employers are looking for

Technology

The Unite WULF Team have worked closely with our network of tutors to bring you these great webinars to teach you about the advanced functions of some of the most popular video conferencing apps, including advanced functions and using the apps to collaborate with others.

21st September at 6:00pm

Zoom - beyond the Basics

This webinar will look at some of the more ‘advanced’ and lesser known features of Zoom. Features include Zoom chats and channels, breakout rooms, polling, Outlook integration and additional settings in the Zoom web portal.

22nd September at 10:00am

MS Teams for video conferencing

Looking at the features of Teams video conferencing including, screen sharing, window sharing, in meeting apps (such as polling) breakout rooms and many other features to enhance your experience of Teams.

22nd September at 12:00pm

MS Teams for Collaborating

This webinar will look into the collaborative side of Teams; explaining the functions and creating teams, channels, tabs and apps. It will also provide tips and tricks of how to navigate through the collaborative functions of teams.

Welsh Language

The Unite WULF Team are pleased to bring you this fantastic offer as part of our Adult Learning Week programme – Learn the Welsh language through the ‘Say Something in Welsh’ program.

The normal cost of a Say Something in Welsh account is £120 per year, however if you sign up through the Unite WULF project before the 30th Septemer 2021 you can get a 12 month subscription for just £20 for Unite Union members and £40 for NON Unite Union Members, with the Unite Union WULF project funding the rest of the cost.

Places are limited and will be on a first come first serve basis, yep this is a WIGIG offer!

Sector Specific Offers

The Unite WULF Team are pleased to bring you some sector specific offers from some of our training partners.

We have created online flipbooks for you to view the offers, just click the button to find out more

Education

Construction

Training Partner Offers

The Unite WULF Team work with hundreds of training partners accross Wales, here we bring you some of the great offers available from them

High Speed Training

High Speed Training provide a wide range of accredited e-learning courses from food hygiene to health and safety training.

The Unite WULF project offers a range of courses FREE to Unite Union members and discounted to non-members

Cardiff & Vale College

CAVC provide a huge range of learning opportunities all year round.

This month they have put together a management development programme, click below to find out more.

Business in the Community

Business in the Community’s Mid-Career Review Webinars offer an opportunity for individuals and staff in the workplace aged 50+ to reflect and take a look at four keys areas: Job/Career; Health and Wellbeing; Finance; and Work-Life Balance

Unlocked Learning Cymru

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS — THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOU

Delivered by Ceri Lewis, In this course, you will learn about the main environmental issues affecting us today, how governments and organisations are working towards restoring our planet and what you can do to contribute.

iHasco Health 7 Safety

Unite the Union Members can get FREE access to iHasco health & safety training, with over 120 courses, theres never been better time to improve your H & S knowldege.

To access this great offer sign up through Learn With Unite.

Unite WULF Student Discount

We have welcomed a new partner to the Unite Union WULF project – XO Student Discounts. 

This means We are now able to offer a FREE student discount scheme from XO Student Discounts.

The student discount is available to Unite Union members only who engage in any learning activity supported by the Unite WULF project, this includes any individual learning activities, workplace activities or open activities.

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