Resilience and Me

This course will touch on learned helplessness, gratitude, mindfulness, emotional literacy and personal growth.


Why take this course?

Resilience is the ability to adapt to adversity and maintain a positive outlook on life...

Many of us struggle to find a happy work life balance, especially when faced with additional responsibilities, such as caring for loved ones, leave us with precious little time to plan for better days.

Touching on learned helplessness, gratitude, mindfulness, emotional literacy and personal growth, this course offers a few basic rules, which, when used regularly, help to remove excess stress from everyday situations. Learners gain a better understanding of what it means to be resilient and discover the many ways in which practicing simple resilience techniques can reduce anxiety and turn periods of change into an easier, more positive life experience.

The ability to approach life with a more positive outlook affects every aspect of the day. These tried and tested techniques have been shown to improve mood and overall wellbeing, resulting in increased mindfulness and fewer days lost to sickness and stress.

What you will experience

The online materials include quizzes, activities and checklists to help reinforce learning as students work through each topic. In addition, learners will be asked to take an online assessment to check their knowledge on completion of the course. By the end of the course leaners will be able to;

  • Define resilience and what it means to them
  • Describe the five characteristics of resilient people
  • Show how resilience and wellbeing can be developed
  • List the key barriers to developing their own resilience
  • Apply resilience building thoughts to daily life
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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.

Subject area

Entry requirements

Previous knowledge or experience would be of benefit but is not essential.

What you will need

Students must have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

What you need to know

Next steps



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Duration Fees Code
5 Hours over 1 Month £30.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.