UPDATE JUNE 2020:
Due to Covid-19 we have revised all the learning materials to enable you to complete the qualification from the safety and comfort of your home. We will continue to provide 1-1 support and guidance and ensure we meet your individual learning needs as best we can.
We are still able to deliver Level 1 Mentoring and Level 1 and/or Entry Level 3 in Personal & Social Development qualifications for AAC users and help set up local mentoring schemes.
The course materials and written handbooks have been adapted so that you can complete the qualification at home. The use of Zoom and Teams are proving invaluable. It would be good to keep small group work and workshops as our first preference, but whilst this is not possible and may not be for a while, distance learning has lots of potential.
We would like to emphasise that this is ‘distance learning’ and not ‘online learning’ as we are maintaining a personal relationship and 1-1 support and guidance.
Please feel free to download and share the flyers below.
If you would like more information please contact Verity Elliott:
UPDATE JANUARY 2020:
Funded qualifications for mentoring and personal development!
Communication Matters has been successful in receiving a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver Level 1 Mentoring and Level 1 and/or Entry Level 3 in Personal & Social Development qualifications for AAC users over the next three years and to help set up local mentoring schemes.
‘Mentoring is a way of giving time and support to another person to help them make changes in their lives. Mentors will have had relevant life experience and an understanding of what another young person is going through or what their concerns are.’
The route to being an effective mentor includes opportunities to develop other related skills and understanding through Personal & Social Development.
This is very exciting as we know that many disabled young people would welcome the opportunity to be supported by another disabled young person who understands their concerns and aspirations and who may be able to spend time working together.
The qualification consists of a variety of units and topics and we are able to fund the workshops, qualification registration, assessment and certificates along with a small travel allowance to help with travel costs.
If you would like more information, or would be interested in similar courses in your area, then please contact Verity Elliott: