An introductory hands on training where you learn how to use the accessibility functions within the operating system to suit different learners preferences. We can also demonstrate some assistive software, peripherals and clouds.
This training is about feeling comfortable in your role as a volunteer, knowing the perimeters of your role and managing people’s expectations.
Learn about the medical and social models of disability in the context of adult learning. Suggest ways around barriers, find out about the Equality Act and work with others to promote inclusion.
We have developed a programme for people who need support to explore options, prepare and sustain a volunteer placement.
Case studies and guidance to enable you to understand the perimeters of your role when supporting a learner who is using their own computer, or a Lead laptop.
The induction is mandatory for all volunteers. Find out why Lead exists, how volunteers are involved in this initial group training and accompanying reference handbook.
This thought provoking group training with video and facilitated discussion considers the issues around volunteering in peoples homes and keeping safe.
Self reflect with help of the SAL workbook then join a group session to unpick your support role with learners.
At SCQF level 6 and worth 12 credits, this course requires more time commitment, but we think it’s worth the effort. Find out more about Thinking Digitally.
Learn about safe route planning and develop the necessary skills to support someone with learning difficulties learn to self travel.
This short course is delivered remotely to enable you to experience the role and reflect on how you could support learners online via email or the internet.
We hold webinars for volunteers to connect, share ideas and inspire each other across projects.
Talk to your Co-ordinator if you are interested in any of the following training opportunities, which are provided by external training providers. We are not responsible for the content of their websites or information.
Hopefully the training opportunities will stimulate your grey matter and help you reflect on your role. Contact your Co-ordinator to get involved.