Award in volunteering: level 1 (off-site)

Course Dates: 21/01/19 - 04/03/19
Time: 09:00 - 15:00
Location: Sidings Community Centre

This qualification is suitable for you if you are thinking about working as a volunteer or you are already volunteering. It will provide you with an insight into the role and an awareness of the personal standards required for volunteering. It will give you the skills and knowledge you need to either start a volunteer role or develop an existing role. This is an accredited course, level 1 award in volunteering.

This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

Or

b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

Or

c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This qualification aims to prepare you for a role with in a voluntary organisation. Ideal if you are thinking or have just started a volunteer role. It aims to make you more aware of the role of a volunteer as well as identify and build on your existiong skills to be a successful volunteer.

What will we cover?

There are 4 areas this course covers:
Understand the role of a volunteer within a voluntary organisation
Understand the activities of voluntary organisations
Identify the skills required to be a successful volunteer
Understand the regulatory frameworks that may apply to being a volunteer.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Outline the role of a volunteer within a voluntary organisation
Become more aware and list the activities of voluntary organisations
Identify the skills required to be a successful volunteer
You will be able to list the regulatory frameworks that may apply to being a volunteer.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a level 1 course.
You should already be able to follow verabal and written instructions, express ideas clearly in writing, through writing lists and short pieces of text, and pick out essential information from a variety of texts (including websites and handouts). You should be prepared to discuss ideas in small groups and take part in a short speaking exercise. There will be some homework that will incldue some research.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Please note this course will be taught offsite.
You will be taught in a group using discussion, presentation, computer search, role-play, quizzes and online videos. You can expect to have up to 10 hours a week homework.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials are supplied for the course. You should bring a folder for your handouts and a pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can apply for any of our level 2 courses. General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 - 19:00 hrs. See the course guide for term dates and further details.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

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Course Code: KMA15

Mon, day, 21 Jan - 04 Mar '19

Duration: 6 sessions (over 7 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £0.00

Before booking on this course, please complete this online assessment to check that this course is the right level for you.
Email us to enrol: community.outreach@citylit.ac.uk
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