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Course Overview

Have you ever found yourself singing along to your favourite song on the radio? Singing and music have been a fundamental aspect of every culture for thousands of years, bringing joy, a sense of purpose and togetherness. This course reveals the science behind the physical, mental and social effects of singing and music and what that means for your own wellbeing. No musical or vocal experience is needed, you simply need a desire to learn, connect and have fun!

How long is the course?
The course is 2 hours per week / session and is delivered over two weeks.

What will I learn?

You’ll be sharing familiar favourite tunes and learning a few new ones. But you will also learn how to overcome some of the barriers to singing enjoyment. It’s not about turning you into a top-class performer, but you will gain confidence by learning how to look after and use the incredible instrument you have inside you - your voice. This leads to greater enjoyment and wellbeing in whatever singing you like to do - in the shower, car, karaoke or even on stage!

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:
Explain why singing and music have a positive effect on our wellbeing
Highlight the top three benefits that have the greatest impact on your wellbeing
Participate in listening to and singing new and familiar songs that lift your mood
Create a vocal health action plan to increase singing confidence and enjoyment
Assess your levels of wellbeing after participating in singing and musical activities
Identify appropriate progression opportunities

How will the course be assessed?

Learners attend via the online platform Zoom on a set day and time. The sessions will be delivered live and learners will be supported to work through the course content. In addition to this, learners will be given access to Moodle (VLE – Virtual Learning Environment) so activities can be completed during and between sessions to record progress and achievement.
Additional sheets or learning mats can be emailed on request.

Note: because of latency (time lag) on zoom, singing as a group will be done on mute. But you will enjoy seeing others singing at the same time as you and be able to sing along with your teacher.

There may be some time at the end of the zoom session for one to one/small group discussion and practice to resolve individual singing issues.

Materials and other information

Learning from home can be a challenge, especially in a busy household. Try to ensure that you have a quiet place to concentrate. In addition, if you are undertaking singing exercises or practising songs and you don’t want anyone to hear you, try and find a room or a time of day that offers additional privacy (don’t forget neighbours on the other side of adjoining walls, if relevant.)

So that the course can start on time, it’s important to be ready to join your online course 10 minutes prior to the official start time.

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways.  Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information email als.lal@nelsongroup.ac.uk

For more information on booking onto a course, telephone 0333 0031717

It would be useful to have a pen and paper so you can make notes throughout the course

Progression and Careers

The teacher will use a range of activities to review learner’s knowledge throughout the course and identify any gaps and additional information required
Learners will receive feedback in order to further develop their knowledge
Learners will assess their knowledge at the start of the course and again at the end against the learning outcomes. This allows you to identify how much you have learnt and where you might need to do further study or research.

Learners will also be supported to set an individual target(s) for the course based on personal goals and aspirations.
You will be encouraged to record your own ‘before’ and ‘after’ song privately to review your progress.