Employability through volunteering

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

Employability through Volunteering:

It is widely recognised that volunteering is a good way of getting into or back into employment through skills learned and confidence built. This course will enable you to achieve an Entry 2 award in Skills for Employment whilst getting practical experience through volunteering. You will cover Communicating with others at work, Health and safety in the workplace, Introduction to working with others, and Planning and reviewing Learning. You will need to have an existing volunteering role or have one in place for the start of the course.

Course content

You will be carrying out a minimum of 20 hours volunteering during the 10 week course. During classroom sessions (25 hours) you will reflect on how your volunteering is developing skills for the workplace. You will also have a further 15 hours of reflection and keeping a diary of your volunteering. You will be expected to meet regularly with your volunteer placement supervisor. The West Devon CVS can help you find this placement.

Support and feedback

You will get regular feedback from your tutor. It is also expected that your volunteer supervisor will help you complete your diary and reflect on the volunteering you are doing.

Additional costs and requirements

You need to bring a pen, paper and/or laptop so that you can make notes. All other materials will be provided. Any uniform, PPE or resources for your volunteer placement will be worked out beforehand with the volunteer placement. It is vitally important that you have a minimum of 20 hours of volunteering during the 10 weeks of the course.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

You will need to find around 15 hours of your own time to work on your portfolio outside of the classroom. You will also need to maintain your volunteering placement during the course.

About the tutor


Start date26 April 2018
End date05 July 2018
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available