Take the Lead are a range of flagship programmes offered which aim to enable people living in the North East to understand how local, regional and national decision making is undertaken and the ways in which they can influence.
Empowerment & Engagement
Take the Lead are a range of flagship programmes offered, which aim to enable people living in the North East to understand how local, regional and national decision making is undertaken and the ways in which they can influence.
There are 3 levels to the programme:
Introductory Level (Level 1) – a two day taster with a focus on local influence.
Bite Size (Level 1) – a seven day programme with each day concentrating on a different aspect of influence and developing personal skills to increase confidence in participation.
The Main Programme (Level 2) – an eleven day programme spread over 12 months with a mixture of workshops, visits, discussion, question panels and speakers.
National Open College Network Level 2 – Certificate in Community Development (six days)
What is community development?
Groups, roles and motivation
Being a community representative
Defining Community Development Work
National Open College Network Level 2 – Certificate in Introduction to Managing Community & Voluntary Organisations (five days)
Funding to Support the Business Plan
Roles & Responsibilities of Committee Members
Managing Groups Money
Legal Status of VCS Organisations
Charities and Information Management
Health and Safety
Induction and Supervision
National Open College Network Level 3 – Certificate in Developing Skills to Managing Community & Voluntary Organisations (ten days)
Developing Management Style
Business Planning & Funding Strategy
Core Values & Legislative Frameworks
Policy & Legislative Frameworks
Promoting Equality & Legal Obligations
Promoting Equality & Working With Others
Community Volunteering Level 2 (six days)
Preparing to volunteer
Personal skills for volunteers
Dealing with meetings as a volunteer
Working to good practice standards
Working in a team
Understanding issues, needs and responses
Pet First Aid (one day)
Learners will know how to deal with an injured or ill animal and will be able to deal effectively with:
Injuries to the eyes and ears
eParticipation and Train the Trainers (one day)
eParticipation is all about increasing the number of people who feel that they can make their voices heard through the use of information and communications technology.
This course offers an opportunity for people to participate in a one day accredited Train the Trainers session enabling people to deliver their own eParticipation session in local communities. The course is interactive and involves the use of computers.
Improved understanding of a variety of websites that allow for online participation
Training skills to enable you to pass your learning on to others
Increased awareness of supporting and enabling others to have their say on issues that affect them