Youth Voice organise AQA Working with Young People Qualification to 15 young people
06 SEP 2017

St Basils Youth Voice: 15 Young people complete AQA Working with young people course in preparation for Youth Homelessness Parliament.

This month has seen 15 young people from St Basils and on a national scale complete an AQA in An introduction to working with young people. The course was lead Dave Barrett & Heather Holder from JDG Birmingham, who both are professional youth workers with many years’ experience of working with young people. The course held was over a duration of 3 days and included all kinds of activates to test and build the confidence of young people.

The course was arranged by our Youth Voice, with aims to build confidence, self esteem and for the young people to build a better understanding of themselves; what they’re capable of and what they can achieve. This course acts as one of the first team interactions for new recruits of Youth Voice and helps prepare the young people for what’s to come.

Tamzin Taylor-Rosser, Youth Voice Project Manager says:

‘Once again we have had a 100% pass rate for young people that attended the course and all the young people managed 18 Hours of learning hours over the three days.  The course enables young people to grow in confidence and overcame barriers / challenges over the three days to achieve their qualification. Super congratulations to all young people.’

The course has impacted the young people in so many positive ways. We caught up with 2 students who completed the course:

 'This course was such a fantastic opportunity for me, i felt really privileged to be invited to attend the course. There was loads of different learning activities which suited all learning styles which I found really great. I was able to improvise what I learnt on the course afterwards when talking to my peers. It allowed me to really reflect on my life and how I can be a better person.'

Ruqaiyah said: 'The course really brought me out my comfort zone. I could see my confidence levels rise, even after day 1. By day 3 I was able to confidently present in front of a room full of people - Something I’ve never done before. I learnt more about myself than I could have thought. It was very emotional but taught me how I could be a better person.'

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