Self-study training


MATURE’s self-study training units are for those involved in teaching adults in a paid or voluntary capacity, in formal and non-formal settings where learning is a prime or subsidiary aim of the group. Training is of particular relevance to those wishing to widen participation from among the most disadvantaged seniors.

There are 8 units in the self-study training programme:

  1. Getting started
  2. Participation and non-participation
  3. Disadvantage
  4. Getting to know learners
  5. Planning relevant learning
  6. Delivering engaging teaching
  7. Making learning useful – maintaining motivation
  8. Making learning useful – evaluation


Units are freestanding so may be studied individually. Units may be used in any of the following ways:

  • As consolidation for group continuing professional development.
  • As independent professional updating.
  • As part of a programme of directed self-study.