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Introduction to Zen and Wellbeing

Course code: ZSZV003P

Subject area: Learning for Wellbeing

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

10:00 - 12:00

Days of week:

Friday

Course date:

25th Apr 2025 - 23rd May 2025

Course location:

Online

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

This course aims to introduce beginners to the fundamental principles of Zen teaching, aligning these ancient philosophies with modern practices to enhance personal wellbeing. Through a combination of theoretical instruction and practical exercises inspired by Zen philosophy, this course aims to cultivate mindfulness, tranquillity, and a deeper awareness of the present moment. The course will be held online using Teams.
Each session offers simple activities that participants can integrate into daily life, helping reduce stress and promote mental clarity.

The programme will cover: • the core principles of Zen philosophy. • mindfulness and meditation techniques inspired by Zen. • application of Zen teachings to everyday situations to enhance wellbeing. • skills to manage emotional and mental stress. • planning of a personal routine incorporating Zen practices for long-term benefits.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

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.

What next?
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide-range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
This course is ideal for anyone interested in exploring Zen practices, whether to manage stress, deepen spirituality, or enhance overall wellbeing. No prior knowledge of Zen or meditation is required, making this course suitable for beginners.

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 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
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.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £96.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £96.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £48.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £48.00

Qualifications received
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.
Learning & method assessment
The course will include a mixture of demonstration, observation, and practical exercises. The tutor will be available to support you throughout.

To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.