The Discover Course
*The next DISCOVER course is due to start in Barnsley on May 1st 2019 and in Rotherham on June 4th 2019. Please register your interest on the form below*
Discover is a FREE award winning short course, designed to inspire adults who haven’t been to university to progress with their learning. It focuses on themes that link into the subjects offered by the Department for Lifelong Learning.
Delivered in partnership with Barnsley Museums, Clifton Park Museum and Museums Sheffield, the course gives a real flavour of the University experience, giving participants a chance to take part in a range of small group activities and discussions. It also provides vital information, advice and guidance such as how to apply to university and how to finance your studies.
What makes the course innovative – and award-winning - is that the sessions feature discussion stimulated by ‘objects’ – objects that may be of personal significance to participants, or objects that form part of the Museums vast store of treasures from around the world.
There are no formal entry requirements, but please note that:
- participants must be 21 or over
- participants for whom English is their second language must be able to speak and write the language to at least ESOL Level 2
- participants who have already gained a degree are not eligible for this course.
When does the next course start?
Barnsley: The next Barnsley course will start on May 1st 2019 and run for 3 weeks.
Rotherham: The next Rotherham course will start on June 4th 2019 and run for 6 weeks.
You can register your interest in the Discover courses using the form below. Please specify which location you are interested in.
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Teaching and learning methods
Weekly sessions feature:
Programme detailsEach Discover course varies slightly, with new and innovative sessions constantly being developed. Previous courses have included sessions on:
Every course features an in depth 'Next Steps' session, including one to one advice and guidance.
Every course ends with a celebration event, to celebrate the achievements of all participants.