Mark tells us more about Youth Work and Communities!
This is Mark Baillie - he’s one of our Care Lecturers. He delivers a wide range of classes across our campuses. He has a great rapport with students and is keen to encourage more males into the Care sector.
He highly recommends our Youth Work and Communities (Level 6) course and would like to tell you a little more…
‘This course and the college experience as a whole can be life changing. You’ll develop knowledge, skills and confidence, which – besides helping you to develop as an individual – can open many doors in relation to further study or employment.
It’s perfect for anyone who would like to work with young people in the community. It covers a range of topics and explores many issues. Group activities let you put theory into practice, build confidence and teach you how to effectively coordinate groups in a fun, safe and professional manner.
You’ll develop strategies to help people to improve their lives by fulfilling their potential and being active citizens within the community. Students also gain essential, transferable skills such as communication, ICT, working with others and problem solving which help them become more effective in life, learning and work.
You’ll need be positive role model for young people, so patience, understanding and professionalism are vital, as is understanding and respecting boundaries.
Understandably some people have concerns about coming to college, but there’s a lot of support available. You’ll be allocated a Personal Development Tutor and there’s plenty of help with learning needs, IT, funding, etc.
There’s many opportunities when it comes to working with young people and within the community, so the course attracts a diverse range of students. It’s rewarding to work with such a varied group. I enjoy watching students work together on practical tasks such as role play scenarios.
When you’ve completed the course you can progress to HNC level - Working with Communities, Social Services, Additional Support Needs or Counselling. Or you may prefer to move straight into employment in a youth work or community setting.
Come and give it a try! You’ll have fun and learn new things.’