Award in Anger Management
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Training Course: AM02 - Award in Anger Management - Count to Ten!
Course Description: This course focuses on two aspects; the first is self-reflection which helps the individual to find the root cause of anger, and the second is anger management tools which when applied help one handle anger by reducing the frequency, intensity and duration of angry bouts and thus lead to a more tranquil environment both at home and in the workplace.
EQF/ MQF Level: Level 2 ECTS per course: 1
Mode of Delivery: Traditional/ Face to Face Total Hours: 25 hours
Mode of Attendance: Part Time Language: English
Programme Duration: 1 Week
Target Audience: 16-18, 25+,
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Target Group: This course is aimed at learners 16+; it can, however, be taken by any candidates. It is beneficial for all those looking to improve themselves, and becoming a better person overall, since learning to be assertive yet patient, confident yet understanding are assets which are useful in all spheres of life.
Accreditation Category: Further Education Programme
Accredited by: Malta Further & Higher Education Authority. (MFHEA).
Course Structure: This Award is designed to first teach self-reflection and then provide tools for Anger Management.
1. Identify what one wants and doesn't want; knowledge of oneself
2. Describe one's thoughts through reflective journaling
3. Aware of the effects of verbal and non-verbal communication
4. Define principles of effective speaking and listening
5. Breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery exercises techniques
6. Practise focusing and reflecting
7. Choose context-appropriate language
8. Employ strategic withdrawal
9. Apply appropriate relaxation techniques
10. Develop a framework for understanding anger and the techniques for working with it affectively.
11. Employ tools learnt to assess if a problem is stemming from miscommunication.
12. Make use of different skills to communicate assertively.
13. Develop the ability to balance being too passive or too aggressive.
14. Justify forgiveness to self and others.
15. Develop one's self-esteem and sense of personal worth.
Entry Requirements: Have a basic secondary education /school leaving certificate. Be able to communicate both orally and in writing in English.
Outline of Course: The focus of this module is to provide learners with tools to first recognise the triggering factors which lead to anger, or other socially undesirable behaviour, and then apply tools learnt to handle one's emotions. When individuals lose control of their emotions, they act irrationally, can hurt themselves and others, and are unable to take the right decisions. All academic qualifications are irrelevant if one is unable to act rationally, integrate well in society or work within a team, factors which this module targets.
Competences: - At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:
a) develop a framework for understanding anger and the techniques for working with it affectively changing.
b) employ tools learnt to assess if a problem is stemming from miscommunication.
c) make use of different skills to communicate assertively.
d) develop the ability to balance being too passive or too aggressive.
e) justify forgiveness to self and others.
f) develop one's self-esteem and sense of personal worth.
Knowledge - at the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:
a) awareness of what one wants and doesn't want; knowledge of oneself
b) reflective journaling - detailing one's thoughts
c) effects of verbal and non-verbal communication
d) principles of effective speaking and listening
e) breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery exercises techniques
Skills - at the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following:
Applying knowledge and understanding. The learner will be able to:
a) practise focusing and reflecting
b) choose context-appropriate language
c) employ strategic withdrawal
d) apply appropriate relaxation techniques
Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities
a) reflect on one's behaviour, on what changes are necessary and apply the tools to set this change in motion.
b) process all relevant information and draw reasonable conclusions before confronting others
Module-Specific Communication Skills
a) choose the appropriate language, behaviour, and non-verbal communication in any situation.
b) read body-language, and other indicators to understand others.
Module-Specific Learner Skills
a) reflect on one's personal behaviour to find areas requiring further personal development.
Learning Outcome 1: Outcome Type – Skill
Articulate one’s opinion clearly and assertively. Evaluate other’s ideas respectfully. Apply context-appropriate norms and behaviour. Take notes, detailing daily actions – journal keeping. Note down metacognitive behaviour.
Learning Outcome 2: Outcome Type - Knowledge
Assess one’s behaviour in view of the way one controls emotions and identify areas requiring further development. Choose and apply tools to create better social relations.
Assessment: The assessment for this Award consists of two parts:
1) Formative assessment will be based on class participation, peer group work and role-plays.
2) Summative assessment will be based on a reflective journal which should contain the techniques and methods learnt, the participants’ take and thoughts on them, and answers to the reflective questions asked relating to daily metacognitive competence.
The maximum mark is set at 100% and to be awarded a certificate, students will be required to achieve a minimum aggregate of 50% of the maximum mark.
Hours of Total Learning – 25:
Total Contact Hours: 10
Self-Study Hours: 10
Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 3
Assessment Hours: 2
Course Fee: €120 (min 6 persons).
Date of Next Intake: March 2023
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