Changing direction

Considering a change of job, career or life direction? Review your life pattern, understand the blocks to success, explore your goals and increase your motivation, confidence and ability to make changes.

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Key course information

11/07/15 - 18/07/15


2 weeks

11:00 - 17:00

Fees ?
Full fee: £96
Senior fee: £67
Concession: £42

KS - Keeley Street

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Course outline

What is the course about?

Evaluate what you have done so far.
Understand and manage barriers to change.
Gain a vision of the potential for change.
Define practical ways to put ideas into practice.
Enhance motivation and self confidence.

What topics will we cover?

Personal life line - what you have done so far?
Barriers to change.
Beliefs patterns.
Resources for managing change.
Planning for the future.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Examine the impact of life changes.
Understand the key difficulties around change.
Gain resources for managing change.
Achieve more clarity.
Structure an action plan.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior training, experience or skills are necessary. The course is particularly suitable for students who wish to engage in self-exploration in a confidential setting. Students are asked to consider a range of changes they have made in their lives and how they managed them. Since the course is interactive, students are expected to be able to demonstrate a reasonable level of spoken English to benefit from the course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Tutor input, exercises/ tasks, pair work, group discussion. The atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive and students are asked to come willing to share. As part of your learning process you are asked to keep a Learning Journal throughout the course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

None. Resources for further reading will be available during the course. The tutor will be using material from the following book:
Build Your Own Rainbow by Hobson B & Scally M.
Pub: Mercury Books 1991.

Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol?


What feedback will I get?

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made. You will be expected to assess your own progress from personal reflection and feedback from others. Because the course is experiential you may find that the benefits will come over the days and weeks following the course. This is normal. However, you will certainly notice a range of benefits at the end of the course.

How will I be able to give my views on the course?

Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

You may be interested in: education and careers advice; financial and childcare support; disability support; support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students; dyslexia support; English and maths support; counselling, and library services (supported learning centre). To find out what may be available to you, and how to apply, see page 340 of the 14/15 course guide, or visit

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

We offer further personal development courses that complement this course, such as:
Break the spell of your powerful past (PG700)
Overcoming procrastination (PG606)
Reaching and becoming your own potential (PG656)
Creating a can do attitude (PG605)
Finding purpose (PG653).

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Information and Advice Shop, open Monday to Friday 12:00 – 19:00 during term time, and Monday to Friday 12:00 – 17:00 out of term time. See the course guide for term dates and further details.

Who can I contact for further information?

Tel: 020 7492 2530

Drop-in course advice (term-time only) Tuesdays 13.30 - 14.30 (please ask at the Department Enquiry Desk).

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831.

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Tel: 020 7492 2530

Drop-in course advice (term-time only) Tuesdays 13.30 - 14.30 (please ask at the Department Enquiry Desk).

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831.