COMMUNITY LEARNING

Times of uncertainty can take their toll on our mental health – especially as we’re being thrown out of our normal routines. The process of learning and acquiring new information and experiences, like through structured classes, can stimulate the brain and keep you mind healthy. The Whiteinch Centre offers a variety of Accredited Training and access to Construction CITB training. To find out more about how to get involved with our community learning programme, email athomson@whiteinchcentre.org.uk

WHAT COURSES DO WE RUN?

STEPS TO WORK (SQA)

The Award aims to develop self-esteem, self-awareness and self-confidence. Learners are encouraged to engage in learning by focusing on an area that interests them. Through practical activities, Learners can develop employability skills and self-awareness to help them recognise their own strengths and the contribution they can make to society. This qualification is available in schools and colleges.

NPA PC PASSPORT (SQA)

PC Passport is a modern qualification that will tech candidates how to use software such as Word™, Excel™ and Powerpoint™.The qualifications will enable learners to develop a range of fundamental IT-based knowledge and skills. That knowledge and those skills are directly relevant to the world of business and employment and, as such, are important elements in the portfolio of skills and knowledge which a learner takes to the job market.

AWARD IN VOLUNTEER SKILLS (SQA)

The Award in Volunteering Skills at SCQF levels 3, 4 and 5 provides formal recognition of volunteering activity. Through participation in volunteering activities, candidates will develop a range of skills and personal development experiences which will help to prepare them for responsibility, further education and employment. Candidates learn about the context of volunteering; plan a volunteering placement; review and reflect on their own skills and volunteering experience; and complete an investigative project.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING AWARD (SQA)

Half of mental health problems in adulthood begin before the age of 14, and by the time they are 16 roughly three children in every class will experience a mental health problem. When it comes to finding help for mental health only a quarter of young people know where to go. In addition, the stigma attached to mental health frequently can stop individuals from seeking help because they feel embarrassed or are fearful of being judged.

These qualifications therefore aim to address gaps in knowledge and to improve understanding of mental health questions. These Awards in Mental Health and Wellbeing support the Scottish Government’s Mental Health Strategy 2017–2027. Its guiding ambition for mental health is simple but, if realised, will change and save lives.

YOU AND YOUR ALTERNATIVE FUTURE

"You and Your Alternative Future" is a short (six session) exciting new course that we are running for some of our volunteers. It is designed to help people think differently about themselves, their world, and what future they want for themselves. We hope to be able to offer places on this new initiative to the local Community in the next few months.

Further information is available from athomson@whiteinchcentre.org.uk

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Glasgow
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