In the Community

“PERSON TO PERSON – HOW TO GET ON WITH PEOPLE YOU LIVE AND WORK WITH”

The objective of the course is to help students form better relationships with the people they interact with – their friends, peers, partners and the people they work alongside. The course involves examining the way students communicate and behave towards others. Students will understand how they come across to others and why they behave the way they do.

With this understanding comes the challenge of changing their behaviour and students will be given exercises and strategies which will help them improve their communication skills. The ultimate goal is for students to improve their chances of getting work – by improving their performance at interview stage and their working relationships with their managers and work colleagues.

The course runs for 30 hours in total. It is divided into 2.5 hour sessions which are held twice a week for 6 weeks.

Feedback from students who attended the Cranstoun course in June 2014:

“This course has made me feel more confident and I feel more at peace with myself and would like to put something back into the community.” L.M.

“Being able to listen objectively, I plan on taking a further course towards a social care career.” P.G.

“The course improved my self-awareness and improved my personal and working relationships.” W.D.

“This course personally couldn’t have come at a better time for me. It has helped me greatly at a crucial time in my recovery. My whole life feels fresh and new these days, it’s hard to explain. The sky is the limit, I suppose.” M.H.

“This course has meant so much to me. The effort I have put in has been worth it. I can say that my self-esteem has got better; my listening skills have improved due to my increasing self-awareness around blocks to listening caused by anger and lack of trust. I now have a greater clarity towards my future employment goals. My journey doesn’t end with the conclusion of the course, with increasing awareness, it is just the beginning. My biggest achievement since I have been with the group is learning to trust.” B.D.