What is it?
The Volunteering Short Course provides a convenient way to capture, record and recognise the work of volunteers. There are challenges to help plan and review volunteering activity along with logs to keep track of the work carried out.
The flexibility of ASDAN’s Short Courses means they can be carried out in a variety of settings, over a time period to suit the individual or co-ordinating centre (up to 60 hours). Challenge descriptions can be interpreted and adapted according to the situation.
Who is it for?
Young people of all abilities, mainly aged between 13 and 19. The Volunteering as an Adult Short Course follows a similar curriculum but has been designed with adult volunteers in mind, such as those engaged in employee volunteering schemes or doing charity work.
Because Short Courses are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level.
Facts and Figures
- Flexible, multi-level programme
- Internally moderated
- Accredits 10-60 hours of activities
- Can count as up to 3 of the credits needed to achieve the Personal Development Programmes
- Can count as up to 6 of the credits needed to achieve CoPE
- Also offers progression to AoPE and Wider Key Skills