A Carer's Journey - Far Eastern Philosophy and Wellbeing Course

Course code: UCZU003P

Subject area: A Carer’s Journey

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Monday

9th Jan 2023 - 6th Feb 2023

Online

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This online course provides an opportunity for carers to explore a sense of wellbeing through ideals and concepts from Far Eastern Philosophies. You will learn experiential exercises, for example, simple meditation techniques, simple reflexology, from the engagement with literature and the reflective history of the Far East.

This course is deliverd Online using Zoom.

Who is this course for?
Any unpaid carer who is looking after someone with a long-term illness, special need or impairment is invited to join this online course.

What the course will cover:
The programme aims to offer a variety of reflective techniques to bring an awareness of the importance of meaning in our life to wellbeing and health. The core concept of the course is to bring about eudaimonic wellbeing in our lives.

Some religious concepts from Far Eastern culture will be illustrated although Asian religion is not the foci. The course infers the tradition of eudaimonia from a variety of angles, with simple experimental exercises:

• Listening Skills – communicate with our body/feelings (simple hand reflexology)
• Life Cycle – reflection on who we are and birth story (simple breathing technique)
• Zen Concept – an invitation to the simple life and eastern diet (simple healthy snack idea)
• Feng Shui Concept – finding energy forces from surrounding environment (adding Feng Shui touch by your entrance)
• Chi Energy – Life energy runs our body (simple chi exercise)

Course Outcomes
By participating in this course participants will have the opportunity to:

• identify different experimental exercises influenced by Far Eastern philosophies
• explore different approaches to wellbeing through various Asian traditions
• participate in simple meditation techniques

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Enrol on another course that is provided by ‘A Carer’s Journey’ programme.
This course is provided as part of A Carer's Journey programme that has been developed in partnership with Action for Carers. It is specifically for unpaid carers who are looking after someone who has a long-term illness, special need or impairment.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
The tutor will provide a demonstration followed by learner participation and experimentation. The tutor will offer one-to-one support throughout the course and provide feedback.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be required to measure your progress by completing a RARPA form which represents the Recognition and Recording of your Progress and Achievement.