The College of West Anglia

Skills development

What is skills development?

Skills development at CWA is dedicated specialist teaching from qualified, experienced lecturers to support study on main qualifications in areas such as:

  • writing skills
  • reading and comprehension skills
  • spelling and vocabulary
  • punctuation
  • grammar
  • study skills
  • maths
  • 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.

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