We have a range of training available for individuals in recovery from substance and alcohol misuse and/or poor mental health. Training can help us make positive connections, develop our skills and to give us focus.
The training that is available to you is:
NCFE Level 2 in Mentoring
This is an accredited qualification, which allows the you to explore the responsibilities and skills needed in order to become an effective mentor.
The aims of this qualification are to help you gain insight into the role and practices of mentoring and to gain clear understanding of the boundaries involved within a mentor/mentee relationships. You are given opportunities to highlight what skills you already demonstrate. You will explore the idea of good practice and how these skills can support an environment where a mentee can develop their confidence in order for them to make their own informed choices. The course has a practical element where you will be able to practice your mentoring skills whilst exploring how you have applied the relevant procedures needed. You will be given a portfolio for completion. You will be supported by tutors for this and the methods of assessment used are by worksheets, group discussions, group exercises and practical tasks. On completion you will receive both tutor and assessor feedback.
Food and Hygiene Level 2
This Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail course ensures that you are fully up to date with food hygiene legislation and can understand how to handle, prepare and serve food safely so as to prevent contamination, keep yourself and the premises clean and manage stock control processes effectively.
John Muir Award in Conservation
It is an environmental awards scheme focused on wild places. It is a way to connect with nature and appreciate nature, greenspace and wild landscapes. It will help promote personal development through outdoor experience and to encourage awareness, understanding and responsibility for wild spaces.
Aspire supports service users to reintegrate back into their communities, enhance their CVs and encourage meaningful use of time. Outcomes are evidenced throughout the duration of the course, allowing participants to reflect on what they’ve learnt so far in their journey and discuss how they are going to practically apply the knowledge and skills they have gained.
The focus of interpersonal skills is for the you to explore and identify your own interpersonal skills, and what effect these may have when communicating with others.
By the end of the course, you will be able to have gained understanding of interpersonal skills and will be able to identify the categories of communication. The term ‘active listening’ will have been explored and you will have gained a clearer understanding of this. You will have an understanding of how questions are used to gain information and to provide constructive feedback where necessary. You will gain an understanding of what personal and profession boundaries are and will explore situations where boundaries need to be considered. You will also explore how values, beliefs and behaviours effect interaction with communication.
Future Life Skills
Future Life Skills is an ideal stepping stone for those looking to be confident with independent living. The course is separated into individual detailed units. The first unit concentrates on developing skills for independent life. You will be able to pay particular attention to situations which may occur in everyday life. Also you will explore what skills you are using already. The next unit focuses on personal budgeting and money management. You will explore what areas you are already competent in and will be able to take part in exercises which highlight your own areas of development. The last unit consists of preparation for work. Again, you will explore what skills you already have and will be able focus on the practical areas needed in order to help employability. These include CV work, job application practice and interview techniques. You will receive your own workbook to complete through group participation and discussion, written and verbal feedback and tutor led exercises
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