Fircroft College of Adult Education | Birmingham, West Midlands

Skills for Volunteering and Work

Skills for Volunteering and Work is a linked programme of courses designed to help build your understanding and knowledge and allow you to work or start working as a volunteer/support worker, or use this knowledge within an organisation. Students should start off with the Group One introductory courses, then once they have completed most or all of these, progress on to the Group Two courses

Skills for Volunteering and Work courses are taught at Level 2, so you would need to be ready and able to work at this level. Ideally you should already have some experience in a volunteering or support role and be looking to progress into this area of work. You would also benefit from having previously undertaken some of the courses in the Personal and Social Development area. Please note: all Skills for Volunteering and Work courses start at 4pm (arrive at 3pm). Please be aware that these are not therapy courses.

How much does it cost?

These courses are FREE of charge if you are claiming certain means-tested benefits, for more details go to our fee information page.

How can I apply?

You can apply by downloading an application form here and emailing it back to us - admissions@fircroft.ac.uk for other ways to apply visit the how to apply section.

Introduction to Mentoring (Group One)
There are currently no forthcoming dates confirmed for this course. Many of our short courses run several times a year - you can register your interest by contacting the short course office, email shortcourses@fircroft.ac.uk or call 0121 472 0116.
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Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Awareness (Group One)
There are currently no forthcoming dates confirmed for this course. Many of our short courses run several times a year - you can register your interest by contacting the short course office, email shortcourses@fircroft.ac.uk or call 0121 472 0116.
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Understanding Mental Health (Group One)
Mon 08/01/18 to Wed 10/01/18
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Introduction to Counselling (Group One)
There are currently no forthcoming dates confirmed for this course. Many of our short courses run several times a year - you can register your interest by contacting the short course office, email shortcourses@fircroft.ac.uk or call 0121 472 0116.
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Introduction to Coaching Skills (Group Two)
Fri 19/01/18 to Sun 21/01/18
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Advocacy Skills for Support Workers
Mon 12/03/18 to Wed 14/03/18
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Dimensions of Abuse (Group Two)
There are currently no forthcoming dates confirmed for this course. Many of our short courses run several times a year - you can register your interest by contacting the short course office, email shortcourses@fircroft.ac.uk or call 0121 472 0116.
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Understanding Gang Culture (Group Two)
There are currently no forthcoming dates confirmed for this course. Many of our short courses run several times a year - you can register your interest by contacting the short course office, email shortcourses@fircroft.ac.uk or call 0121 472 0116.
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Supporting With Bereavement and Loss
Fri 12/01/18 to Sun 14/01/18
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