Writing Poetry Name

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Learning in the local community has changed the lives of many adults across North Yorkshire and you could be one of them!

Research shows that learning throughout adulthood and into later life encourages important social interaction, gives a sense of hope and purpose and helps cope with stress, all of which has a positive impact on maintaining and improving our mental health and wellbeing.

This course will provide you with an introduction to a range of poetry and the voices and stories within them. You will read examples and discuss the writing techniques, history and tone, to enable you to create your own strong artistic voice.

During the course you will learn about:
• Creative ideas and planning techniques
• Style, vocabulary and focus
• Imagery

This course is delivered for up to 12 hours in weekly sessions. At the end of this course, students will have created a several short pieces of work or a larger, ongoing piece of work in progress.

This course is for anyone aged 19 or over as at 31st August 2022.
No previous experience is required. Basic IT skills are essential.
You will need to commit to attending sessions regularly and completing some aspect of self-study

You will need access to a Laptop or Tablet. Please also have a notepad, pen or pencil and a small folder for handouts and your work. You may wish to use a memory stick.

This course is delivered online. You will need access to the internet and an email account. Your teacher will contact you on a weekly basis through Zoom, email and our online learning platform, Moodle.
You will have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with other like-minded people across the County.

You will be given tasks to complete at each session along with instructions and online demonstrations

This course is not formally assessed although you will be given verbal and written feedback on your progress throughout the course.

You will receive a certificate of completion following full attendance

You will be given the opportunity to discuss progression to advanced creative writing courses or those which lead to English qualifications
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Concessions may be available based on income and benefit status

Helping you financially

  • 97% of our learners receive full funding for their learning. Our mission is to support you on the right learning path (T&C apply).
  • We can offer financial support relating to childcare costs, travel costs, course fees, books etc. (T&C apply).
  • You can pay for your course in instalments (over £100). Please ask for details.
  • English, maths including GCSEs and computing courses (up to Level 1) are FREE subject to eligibility (adult learners aged 19+ at 31st August 2022).
  • Qualification courses at Level 2 or below are FREE if your individual income is below £18,525.
  • If you have not yet achieved a Level 3 qualification or equivalent, you could learn for FREE.
  • Don’t worry if you have already gained a Level 3 qualification, but want to change your career path and try something new – you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan which you start to pay back when you earn over £27,295.
  • From April 2022, some Level 3 courses will be available for FREE to adults who are unemployed or earning below the National Living Wage annually (£18,525), even if you already have a Level 3 qualification or higher. This funding is part of the ‘Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs’ offer and you will find a full list of qualifications included in this offer here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/find-a-free-level-3-qualification/list-of-free-level-3-qualifications-available-to-eligible-adults

If you are unsure on what price you should pay, please contact us on 01609 536066 or email adultlearningservice@northyorks.gov.uk