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  • Adult Literacies Volunteer
    with Adult Basic Education

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO94511 - Created/last updated: 30/11/2022


    About this opportunity:Adult Basic Education supports individuals and small groups of young people and adult learners to develop their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. Some learners also work towards an SQA qualification up to SCQF Level 4.

    This is an opportunity to support adult learners, under the supervision of a Group Tutor, and develop skills and experience in the field of adult literacies. Before volunteering with a group, all volunteers are required to complete a Professional Development Award in Supporting Adult Literacies Learners. Volunteers are well supported to achieve the award and will gain practical experience of delivering adult literacies in a group setting. The PDA will be delivered through blended learning - both online and face to face. Following successful completion of the PDA, volunteers will be allocated to an ABE group to begin their volunteering.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:All volunteers will take part in an induction session. Volunteers are required to complete an SQA Professional Development Award in Supporting Adult Literacies Learners (PDA SALL) prior to volunteering with learners. Volunteers have access to Fife Council's elearning. Volunteers are offered further CPD opportunities, eg PDA in Dyslexia. More information about the PDA SALL is available on SQA's website
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel expenses reimbursed at public transport rates.

    Experience required:Approachable, friendly and encouraging, with good communication skills, patience and listening skills. The ability to be discreet and be able to maintain confidentiality, to treat learners with sensitivity and respect, and to understand the importance of data protection principles. Ability to use your own initiative, and to know when to ask for help, as well as being open to taking directions. Basic IT skills and a minimum of SCQF level 5 in Literacy and Numeracy (or equivalet) is also needed

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?Yes: 2 hours per week

    Travel DetailsOpportunities are available across Fife; Dunfermline, South and West Fife, Cowdenbeath, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, North East Fife and Levenmouth.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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