What is skills development?
Skills development at CWA is dedicated specialist teaching from qualified, experienced lecturers to support study on main qualifications in such areas as:
- writing skills
- reading and comprehension skills
- spelling and vocabulary
- study skills
- assignment writing/coursework
How does it work?
- Skills Development lecturers offer one to one, small group or, on some campuses, in-class teaching.
- We carry out an assessment of need and also consult with the course directors.
- Students usually attend Skills Development once a week.
- The sessions are tailored to individual needs.
- Skills Development becomes a part of the student’s timetable.
How does skills development help?
- Students often find that any coursework related difficulties they may be experiencing on their vocational courses are easier to discuss and deal with on a one-to-one or small group basis.
- These sessions often give students increased confidence in their abilities.
- Skills Development lecturers get to know their students’ needs very well and help them to achieve success on their main course.
- We offer exam access arrangement assessments.
How can skills development be accessed?
- Students will disclose a need for this type of support at interview e.g. those who have dyslexia.
- Students can refer themselves to Skills Development.
- Course tutors/directors can refer students to Skills Development stating which issues need to be addressed.