As a new volunteer you will participate in a programme of training which helps to build your skills alongside gaining experience in a volunteer placement.
Adult Learning currently offer volunteering opportunities in both adult literacies and ESOL classes. The training follows the same structure but the content is tailored to the specialism in which you are volunteering.
|Foundation Training||Introduction to adult learning, working in a group, Health and Safety, POVA||1 x 6 hr session & 3 x 2 hr sessions or 6 x 2 hr sessions|
|First Placement||Begin your volunteer placement in a group.||6 x 2.5 hr sessions|
|Review||Review your progress so far and discuss next steps.||1 x 2 hr session|
|Stage 1 Training||Develop your skills in supporting students by looking at teaching methods, learning strategies and resource design.||8 x 2 hr sessions|
|Full Term Placement||Continue to gain experience by supporting learners in a group.||9-12 x 2.5 hr sessions|
|Goal Training (for literacies volunteers only)||Learn how to negotiate a goal with a learner and break the goal down into simple steps. Develop your skills in record-keeping and reflection.||4 x 2 hr sessions|
Ongoing training will be also be on offer to staff and volunteers. This term's training calendar will include all the training on offer.