Spark - Session 2

First Steps, Expectations & Fitting In

In this segment, Jade, Gary, Maria, Regis, Alex and Jackie talk about their first steps back into education after a long absence, what they expected college to be like and what it was actually like.  

They also discuss what it was like to be in a classroom again, working alongside other students of various ages and from different backgrounds. 

Watch Session 2 

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After you have viewed the video for Session 2, download and complete the following worksheets:


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 <session_2___worksheet_a1___college_list.jpg> Session 2 - Worksheets A1 and A2 - Local Colleges

Download worksheets A1 and A2 to be used together. 

Do you know where your nearest college is? Can you identify a few alternatives that are within easy travelling distance for you? 

Download Worksheet A1 (the list)





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Session 2 - Worksheet B - Visiting a College

How do you feel about visiting a local college? Depending upon how you answer this question, you may find a quick way forward towards your goal of returning to education.

Download Worksheet B - Visiting a College  



 


 <session_2___worksheet_c___thinking_about_it.jpg> Session 2 - Worksheet C - Thinking About It 

This exercise is designed to focus sharply on some of the main issues surrounding a decision to return to education. 

Download Worksheet C - Thinking About It 



 <session_1___action_plan.jpg> Session 2 - Action Plan (Optional)

Some participants may be ready to take action at this point. Those who already have a course and/or college in mind may benefit from completing an Action Plan to focus their next steps, after which they may feel more able to get support directly from their college of choice.  They may also be referred directly to the SWAPWest office (0141 564 7206) for impartial information, guidance and advice.

Those who do not yet feel ready to take action can simply omit this step.

Download the Action Plan
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