Level 1 Award in Volunteering - virtual (01RN42AL/22)

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The benefits of volunteering can be huge, both for the person volunteering and for the organisation they are working with - from the satisfaction of making a positive difference to gaining valuable experience for seeking employment. But as with most things, there are potential pitfalls as well as regulations and standards that must be adhered to. On this course you’ll find out more about what the role of a volunteer is – including what standards you will be expected to adhere to, and we will also explore the regulatory frameworks that are in place both for the volunteer and for the organization. By the end of the course you will have a much better understanding of what to expect from voluntary work in any sector.

What do I need to join the course?

You do not need any prior knowledge of volunteering to join this course, just a desire to learn more. As the course is being delivered virtually through Microsoft Teams you will need to ensure that you are able to connect to the internet, have a web browser (e.g. Google chrome, Microsoft Edge) and are able to follow the links to take part in the virtual activities. This will include having some basic computer skills, including being able to use a keyboard and mouse.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

This course is delivered via virtual learning on Microsoft Teams. You will not need to attend any classroom delivery but you will need to commit to attending the virtual sessions at the specified dates and times. In order to participate in the virtual sessions you will need access to the following:

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Headset/earphones if required, including a microphone (unless you are able to work in an area where you will not be disturbed/disturb others
  • A reliable internet connection
  • An email address to access the virtual classroom
  • A means of using video conferencing e.g. integrated webcam, webcam, tablet with camera
  • Teams app downloaded (free download is available)
  • You may find it useful to have a notebook and pen to make notes and you may be asked to submit work back to your tutor, therefore the ability to produce a text or word document that you can upload or email to your tutor will be beneficial.

If you are unsure about how to join a virtual learning session please contact us as soon as possible, but at the latest 2 working days prior to your course starting.  We will then arrange for one of our Personal Advisors to contact you and talk you through how to access the sessions.

You may also want to attend our Preparing for virtual learning short session, this will help you to get started and feel confident in participating with any future virtual learning courses. For more details on this please search on the course booking system or telephone us on 01482 887670 or email learn@eastriding.gov.uk.

How will I learn?

Your learning will be supported online by an experienced tutor through small and large group discussions, video clips, and reading materials. You will also be invited to develop your skills and understanding through wider research and study between sessions. Attendance at all sessions is important if you are to receive the full benefits of this course. You will be given the opportunity to have one to one tutorials with your tutor to discuss personal progress.

What will I learn?

On this course you will learn:

  • gain an insight into the role of a volunteer
  • know the personal standards required for a volunteer
  • learn about the regulatory frameworks that apply within a volunteer role

What qualifications can I get?

NCFE Level 1 Award in Volunteering

What could I do next?

Your tutor will discuss the options with you during the course: you may wish to progress to our Level 2 Award in Volunteering. We also offer courses in maths, English or Digital Skills.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.