Award in Volunteering Skills
At Stirling Community Enterprise we recognise Volunteering as a positive step towards employment whilst also providing a valuable service to the wide range of volunteer involving organisations throughout our community. We also recognise that many volunteers struggle to identify the wide range of skills and experience they gain in their roles and how these can equip them for a future career. New for 2020 we are proud to introduce the nationally recognised Award in Volunteering Skills to the wide range of accredited training opportunities we offer.
Could this course be for you?
This course is suitable for both existing volunteers and those considering volunteering for the first time who meet the following criteria:
- Aged 16 or over
- Not in education or involved in any other SDS funded programme
- Unemployed and looking to get back into work
- Employed, earning less than £22,000 per year and looking to progress in or change your job
- Resident in Stirling Council Area
If you are an existing volunteer this course will help you think about the skills and experiences you have gained during your time as a volunteer, reflecting on the tasks you have undertaken and the challenges you have overcome along the way. By formally recognising your achievements we will support you to consider your next steps towards further training or employment.
If you have never tried volunteering before we will help you find a volunteering role suitable to you and then work with you to document the experiences you have and activities you get involved in.
What is included in the course?
Candidates will work with a dedicated employability officer to undertake 3 Units ; Preparing to Volunteer (FR 26), Volunteering Experience (FR 27) and a volunteering investigative project (FR 28). All learning will relate to the tasks you undertake in your identified volunteering role. You will take part in up to 8, two hour, contact sessions ,the majority of which will take place at your volunteering venue. All required learning materials and personalised support will be provided throughout.
How much does the course cost?
This course is open to candidates eligible for ITA (Individual Training Account) funding. This fund will allow you to secure £200 to cover the cost of the course. For more information on ITA funding click the following link: https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita
When does the course start?
This course is designed to fit with your availability and therefore no structured timetable has been set. All applicants for round 1 will start by the 1st of March 2020 and will aim to complete their award by the 1st June 2020.
How do I get involved?
If you want to reserve your place Click here, scroll to the bottom and click Apply for ITA Funding. You will then be contacted by a member of the team to discuss your application.