Training Opportunity – Level 1 award in Active Citizenship and Community Involvement.

Local Trust, the organisation that manages the Big Local programme throughout England on behalf of the Big Lottery, is offering this free training opportunity for people who live or work in a Big Local area

The training is residential and takes place at Northern College, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Barnsley S75 3ET

About this course
This course aims to develop your knowledge of responsibilities of citizenship and equal opportunities. You will explore themes around human rights and responsibilities, equality, and develop awareness of how local politics shapes the world in which you live, and your community.

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This is a 6 day course delivered over two sets of three days (an afternoon, a full day and a morning in February and the same again in March).

Wednesday 22 February 12pm — 5pm
Thursday 23 February 9.30am — 5pm
Friday 24 February 9.30am — 12.30pm
Monday 6 March 12pm — 5pm
Tuesday 7 March 9.30am — 5 pm
Wednesday 8 March 9.30am — 12.30pm

Accreditation is available for this course. In order to gain a Certa Level 1 award, you need to attend the whole course and complete the assessment activities that are in the course workbook. There will be time during the sessions to complete the workbook with support from the tutor.

More about this event
Local Trust’s courses and events are free for people in Big Local areas. They provide lunch and can provide financial support for travel, childcare and other care costs to residents in Big Local areas. They can also book and pay for travel in advance.

If you are taking part as part of your paid work/employment then they ask that your employer cover your expenses. However, they can pay or contribute towards worker’s expenses in exceptional circumstances.

Please ask for further information when booking.

Northern College
Northern College is a community adult education college that offers training for those who are active in community and voluntary groups as well as in trade unions. Northern College is committed to equal opportunities for all and offers an outstanding learning environment in a residential setting.

Please note that the courses offered by Northern College are residential. This means that they will host you to stay in their college at Wentworth Castle and will provide all meals and accommodation.

Book now by contacting Wendy Joynes on 020 3588 0565 or email

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