Birmingham Voluntary Service Council
First Floor, Livery Place, 35 Livery Street
Birmingham, B3 2PB
Email Us : RayW@bvsc.org
Call Us: 0121 643 4343
Frequently Asked Questions
A. No, you don’t have to be in a leadership position to come onto the programme. The programme is for aspiring leaders, as well as those who are in leadership positions or are championing a cause.
A. The training is free to the participant. The programme’s funding has been provided by Birmingham City Council
A. The e-learning option has been created to enable the participant to take advantage of the training to suit their convenience and circumstances. You will be able to access the modules at a place (subject to Internet availability), time and pace to suit you. Therefore the completion is ultimately based on the time you take going through each module.
A. The training it’s in person classroom delivery will be available until June 2023. But the e-learning will be available beyond this date. It will be a legacy of the training development for the sector. The training will be subject to evaluation, but we believe there will be further demand and foresee the e-learning to be available beyond 2023. BVSC will inform the sector of further developments.
A. You do not have to do all the modules and can pick and mix the modules that you want to do. However, each of the modules complement each other and there are themes that interrelate between the modules. We would encourage you complete all 8 modules to get the full experience and value of the programme.
A. There is not a test or examination as such for accreditation or qualification purpose. The modules do contain exercises asking you to consider situations and to reflect on examples where the issue relates to your personal experiences and thoughts as part of the learning process.
A. Completion of the modules will generate a certificate of attendance showing the modules completed from the eight available. Participants will be able to have the certificate to demonstrate professional development.
A. The training programme is targeting all who are community leaders or are championing a cause in the city. The programme has been funded by the City Council’s Public Health Team, but it is not only seeking participation from those working on health issues. The council does have a strategy to develop the number of Community Connectors in the city, as part of its Bolder Healthier Strategy and enabling greater public health messaging to all communities within the city. However, participating in the Community Leadership Training Programme does not commit you to being a Bolder, Healthier Champion unless you wish to. Should you wish to the Bolder Healthier strategy can be found here:
https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/downloads/file/23756/creating_a_bolder_healthier_city_2022_to_2030 and you can contact the Public Health Communities Team by emailing BolderHealthierChampions@birmingham.gov.uk or email@example.com