A Carer's Journey - Mindfulness for Carers

Course code: UCZU151P

Subject area: A Carer’s Journey

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday

18th Jan 2023 - 29th Mar 2023

Online

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

Do you often find yourself feeling anxious, stressed out, or exhausted?
Want to learn how to worry less and be a bit kinder to yourself, even when life is feeling tough?
Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach which combines ancient wisdom with modern neuroscience. With practice it can help people feel calmer and more in control, even in stressful situations, such as caring for loved ones.

The course is delivered online using Zoom.

On this course you will learn how to cope with worry and over-thinking by anchoring yourself in the present moment. You’ll come away with practical tools to use in everyday life, and a way of relating to yourself which feels a little kinder and gentler.
- Simple meditation practises to help you stay present
- Learn the difference between primary suffering (the stuff we can’t control) and secondary suffering (the stuff we can!)
- Gentle mindful movements to reduce tension (no fitness/flexibility required)
- Everyday mindfulness you can do anywhere
- Learn to develop a gentler, kinder way of relating to yourself

Please note there will be no class on 15/02/2023.

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.
There is no fee for this 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.

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 course will include a mixture of demonstration, discussion and practical activities. The tutor will offer one-to-one support throughout the course and provide feedback.

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