Wiltshire College & University Centre (WCUC) is delighted to announce that it will be supporting the training and development of a Youth Social Action (YSA) apprentice, in partnership with the Pears Foundation and Association of Colleges.
This is the second time apprentices have been selected to undertake this work: in 2022, five apprentices across the country completed a Level 3 Youth Social Worker qualification.
As a result, 10,870 students directly engaged in youth social action, with 52,449 students learning from the project. The apprentices engaged with 424 local organisations, and 118 national partners, which meant that around 18,496 members of the community benefited from the programme.
The apprentice will follow in their footsteps and will empower students to take action and address local issues and creating opportunities to undertake meaningful work experience around social action.
They will split their time between WCUC, Bournemouth and Poole College, and Weymouth College, where their role will be to coordinate and manage youth social action activities.
Main activities will be student-led and in collaboration with community organisations and charities to ensure wide participation, impact and sustainability. They will also look to engage with local employers for support.
The apprenticeship will last 18 months and learners will have the opportunity to engage students volunteering in social action activities, including those from a wide range of backgrounds.