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Taking part in the voluntary sector

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Taking part in the voluntary sector

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  • 15 hours study
  • Level 0: Beginner
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    • General

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      • Taking part in the voluntary sector is an introductory course for people who are new to working or volunteering in the voluntary sector, or those who might be looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to improve their career progression. The course will also be relevant to people seeking paid work, volunteer and trustee roles in the sector. Although the course focuses on skills and knowledge relevant for those working or volunteering, it will also be relevant to people with a general interest perhaps as donors, supporters or carers who have involvement with voluntary organisations.

        This course is free and you are welcome to study it without enrolling. However, the course gives you the opportunity to earn digital badges as a recognition of your learning. To collect these badges, you’ll need to enrol. If you already have an Open University account, you need to sign in before you enrol. Otherwise, it’s easy to create one. Once you’ve signed in, return to this page and click on the ‘Enrol’ button above.

        To see the other courses in this series please visit the Social Partnerships Network (SPN) courses home page.

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    • This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection of courses called Social Partnerships Network courses. There are 6 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      1. Understand the role and scope of the voluntary sector, its environment and workforce.
      2. Recognise and use some of the terms and concepts associated with the voluntary sector.
      3. Be able to describe the key areas of work in a voluntary organisation and how to apply your knowledge about the sector to your own work or volunteering (if already active in the sector).
      4. Be able to clarify, and feel more confident about, where your skills and interests might fit within the voluntary sector and know where to go for further information, training and support.

    • Course dates:

      First Published 15/03/2016.

      Updated 13/10/2017

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