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An Introduction to working in the Creative sector (online workshop;ej)

Course Title:

An Introduction to working in the Creative sector (online workshop;ej)

Course Number:

CZNO N30294

Venue:

Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:

Preparation for life

Level:

Entry (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

Shabana Hussain

Start Date:

21 October 2020

End Date:

21 October 2020

Session Time(s):

Wednesday between 10:00 and 12:00

Total Sessions:

1

Total Hours:

2

Class Size:

Between 4 and 12 learners.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

You may be thinking of returning to work or looking for a better job or are considering a change in career direction.  With that in mind, getting an insight to the creative sector may be a good starting place.  The sector is very dynamic and due to the recent situation has had to face many challenges, however there is growth in some areas within and with new ways of working the sector still remains a good career choice for some people.

None of us know yet, how the workplace may change in the future or what the new 'normal' may look like, but now is a good time to start assessing your current skills and qualities and the type of role and work environment you would enjoy in the future. This may be working in the sector or starting your own business within the sector. Getting an insight into the vibrancy of the sector, will help you shape your decision.

Whatever your background or previous employment history our friendly Careers Team can offer you free advice and guidance to help you on your way. 

This will be an initial interactive session using Zoom video conferencing.  Don't worry if you're not sure about using new technology, when you enrol on the course, we will contact you and help you set up the links and send you some pre-course information to help you prepare.   

The course will support you with:

  • Giving you an insight into the creative sector
  • Raising your awareness of what is currently happening in the sector
  • Providing you with sources of information regarding the different career areas in the sector
  • Providing you with sources of support if you wanted to set up your own business

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No, this course does not lead to a qualification.

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone who wants help preparing for work either now on in the future. This course will particularly suit learners who have a flexible approach to learning and are self-directed and confident to work independently.

What do I need to bring?

Be prepared to log in to Zoom on your computer or tablet and be sure that your device is enabled for sound (microphone and speakers/headphones) Instructions on how to use Zoom will be emailed before the course starts. Some paper and a pen to make notes during the session.

Are there any additional costs?

None.

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

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

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

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

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 www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

You can progress to any of the other Personal Development or general interest courses offered by DALS at this time.

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

Aims E-learning programme. Other On-line Employability courses on offer currently. 

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 enquiries@derby.gov.uk. You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Distance Learning Course

Address:

Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Enrolment Information

In Person

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

Enrolment Centre:

Online Learning

Opening Times:

Distance learning

Address:

Derby Adult Learning Service, Online learning course, DE24 9DE   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 956565

Email:

DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk

By Email

Send your enrolment enquiry to DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk.

More Information

For more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 956565.

Fees

Category A Fee:

FREE

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Note: Please bring evidence of eligibility for fee reduction to the first class.

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