By Sarah Furniss, Education Through Cashback Manager
ETC became SCQF accredited in April 2017 in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College with modules being accredited at levels 4 and 5. Newbattle High School Sport recreation students were there first group to complete the ETC SCQF version of module 1 – Working with Young People in Sport in June 2017. This was delivered over 2 weeks and was very well received by students. The purpose of the students completing this module was because they are due to visit primary schools in the new term delivering sports sessions on active lifestyles and building self-esteem to primary 7 pupils before their transition to secondary school. WWYPS was the perfect module to be delivered to this group as it would allow them to learn the skills needed to coach, build their own confidence within this role and allow them to understand the how, what and why of what they are doing.
The students completed the SCQF module with great confidence and were a fantastic pilot group for ETC to deliver its first SCQF course too. ETC course tutor Victoria very much enjoyed delivering this course and said “Newbattle High School offers a really welcoming environment. The senior pupils arrived to both sessions full of energy and enthusiasm. Each of them committed to completing the qualification. It was great to see them supporting one another throughout. I’m looking forward to learning more about the next steps in their journey.” Victoria Clark, ETC Tutor
Please see below quotes from a participant on the course and also Bob Foley, Head of Health and Well Being at Newbattle High School;
“We really liked working with Victoria our ETC trainer as she was calm ,informative and taught us loads, and it was fun her not being a Teacher from school. I am feeling confident now to go out to Primaries and work with young pupils.” Samantha S6
“We have been lucky enough to work closely with ETC for 2 years now and I would highly recommend their delivery and tutors as professional and able to make good connections with our pupils, delivering modules that are highly relevant to our senior Sport Rec pupils heading out to deliver Sport lessons to our P7 pupils. They were all nervous to go out to the Primary but the course content and the emphasis on confidence building will help them so much.” Bob Foley, Head of Health and Well Being
Join us and share a few laughs during the week and help us raise lots of cash for a good cause!
The Stand Comedy Club has been around for many years and is an intimate venue located in the West End of Glasgow which has seen many famous comedians grace its doors over the years including Kevin Bridges, Frankie Boyle, Fred Macaulay and lots more!
Confirmed acts include:-
Headline Act – Chris Forbes from BBC Scotland ‘Scot Squad’
You can also reserve tickets by calling The Stand 0141 212 3389 and are £8 payable cash on the door.
We are inviting families, organisations and groups across Glasgow to bring young people along to a fun filled active event for all.
On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July SSF – Active East will be hosting a weekend of sport, physical activity and play opportunities delivered by partners for young people in the North East of Glasgow, taking place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre!
“sport for all” means making sport accessible to all members of our communities, as a vehicle for integration, empowerment and well-being. It engages everyone to move, play and compete together with people from different backgrounds, ages & abilities. This event will:
It is with sadness that we have said goodbye to our founding CEO, Ian Reid, who, after over 18 years of dedicated hard work has grown the charity to the success it is today. We wish him well in his chosen retirement.
Exciting times are ahead with our new appointment of CEO, namely Pam Hunter. Pam, originally born in Glasgow, comes back home after 20 years away. She comes with a breadth of experience in both the private and voluntary sectors, is educated in leadership to MBA level and has volunteered in counselling and charity boards. Her spare time is filled with sport at any opportunity.
“I am really excited and thrilled to be starting this position and look forward to working with a great team. Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy physical activity and get the life affirming benefits derived from it. Our duty is to make this available to all young people across the length and breadth of Scotland.”
“This is a time of mixed emotions, with a sad farewell to Ian and an excited welcome to Pam. After a rigorous recruitment process, Pam rose to the top. We look forward to the future leadership Pam will bring to SSF with confidence”
ETC is now SCQF accredited in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College at levels 4 and 5 – http://scqf.org.uk/the-framework/search-database/. Please see below the modules which are now accredited;
Working With Young People In Sport
Benefits Of Sport and Physical Activity
There will be more information coming out soon about the launch of this, however if you have any queries please do let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Girl’s Judo programme is keen to develop female coaches and volunteers, as well as increasing female participation in Judo. This approach has proven successful resulting in a 5% increase in female membership across 8 -15 year olds from the 4 initial club projects. In 2016 a further 2 clubs were added to the initial batch resulting in six Girl’s sessions running over the 20 week period. With strong partnerships now formed by JudoScotland, Youth Scotland, Scottish Sport Futures & Ng Home the programme is heading towards continued growth. The success of the West of Scotland Programme has also led to the development of five more pilot female participation judo initiatives in the East of Scotland.
The sessions, developed from an award winning pilot, focus on physical movement similar to dance, introducing judo gradually to maximize engagement. Fully understanding that competing is not for everyone the judo classes ensure a learning environment incorporating workshops to encourage Health and Wellbeing, Cooking and Healthy Snacks, Internet Safety, Team building, Active Citizenship & Bullying. These workshops are fantastic and ETC are now very lucky to offer ETC participants the workshop programme which they can then take activities from to use within sports sessions. To view the workbook programme register online for an ETC course and once you have completed the course thyou can view this in post-course material!!!
What a 2016 for ETC!!! ETC delivered 130 courses to participants across 18 local authorities in Scotland! In total 2294 participants completed ETC modules throughout the year. Please see a breakdown of this year’s delivery figures below.
As noted above ETC courses were delivered in 18 local authorities. This delivery varied from block bookings to young leaders and young ambassadors across North Lanarkshire, North Ayrshire and Dundee to single module delivery to specific groups which benefited for example from the Communication module or Conflict Resolution. Please see the diagram below showing ETC’s local authority delivery.
ETC is currently going through the SCQF accreditation process, working closely with Glasgow Kelvin College. This has been an exciting process and will add so much value to the ETC programme when complete. This is likely to be completed by the end of January 2017 and will then launch in March 2017.
ETC continues to receive positive feedback from participants, please see a small collection below;
Aileen Campbell MSP Minister for Public Health and Sport has confirmed attendance at what promises to be the best night of the year as Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) celebrate a year of incredible and inspirational achievement by young people in Scotland on St Andrews Night. The theme for the evening, selected by young people, Simply Scottish Fashion will be thread through the night as guests are treated to one of a kind performances all designed to showcase and celebrate young people.
The evening will be co-hosted for the second time by rising local star Andrew Marley who is himself involved with several SSF programmes as a participant young person, benefiting from training and volunteer placements and who has become a mentor and role model for younger people. Andrew is dedicated to bringing about change in the community he grew up in, the East of Glasgow, and is a driving force in recent charity developments to meet the needs of young people. This year he is joined by Kevin Brannigan, also from the East End of Glasgow and fresh from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Ian Reid OBE founder and Chief Executive:
“SSF is a young person led charity and the Awards Night is no exception to the ethos. We always look forward to this evening and year on year it just keeps getting bigger and better. I have no idea what the young people are planning for St Andrew’s night but I do know it will be a fantastic evening, that it’s a celebration of the achievements of some of the amazing young people we work with and a timely reminder that what we do matters to a lot of people”.
Aileen Campbell MSP Minster for Public Health and Sport said:
“I’m delighted to attend these annual awards which showcase some of the great achievements of these young people over the last year. All of them should be very proud. SSF does some tremendous work to promote sport and physical activity, often in disadvantaged communities. I’m pleased that the Scottish Government has been able to support some of the work through our Legacy 2014 funding. “
Without the support of partners, sponsors and funders, SSF would not be able to reach and impact the young people who live in communities facing disadvantage and we are delighted to have confirmed award sponsors; Youth Scotland, Melvin Creative and Bannister and Gasp who are also sponsoring all the print for the night as well as soft drinks for the young people in attendance, The Wise Group, Spiers Gumley, Pavilion, The Robertson Trust, RJM Sports, MyTime Active, Unison and Concept Northern. Faxco Ltd, “The Photocopier & Solutions Company” have also sponsored to make this a night to remember alongside the Scottish Government Active Scotland Legacy, fitting as the legacy branded Active East programme is where this celebration began its life.
Mike Melvin of Melvin Creative commented:
“Why sponsor the SSF Awards? Well, last year’s SSF Awards night was such a hit that we had the same guests asking to be invited again to this year’s event! The young nominees are a real inspiration, it’s a great, fun, positive evening and we even managed to gain some new business from those attending the event. It really was a simple decision to continue our relationship and sponsor another SSF Award this year”.
Winner of the 2015 Coach of the Year Award Precious James Miene said after last year’s event: “Volunteering with twilight has literally change my life it’s given me a purpose and a drive to make an impact in people’s life for the better, I would not change it for the world and I can never thank them enough for the chance to put a smile on someone else’s face.”
ETC coordinator Kylie is working with local delivery partners to track progress of recipients of ETC training and exploring how this supports with individual personal development. Within North Lanarkshire, delivery of the package of ETC courses has been aimed at young people aged 16 – 23; the group contains a mixture of club leaders, senior pupils and sports Ambassadors. They all have some experience in the delivery of sports sessions and are supported by course organisers to put skills learned in training into practice with volunteering and coaching placements.
20 young people completed 5 modules over 2 months, course organiser Rich Harris, Active Schools Coordinator and Graeme Clee, Senior Sport Development Officer provided this case study on one of the course participants. Sean is 17 years old and a 6th year pupil at Chryston High School in North Lanarkshire. Sean has been working with his Active Schools Coordinator for 2 years now and has been developing his leadership and coaching skills. Sean committed to working towards achieving a place at College to study an Advanced Certificate in Outdoor Leadership in December 2015 and utilised the ETC programme to help him to continue to develop as a coach.
Sean attended a series of ETC workshops held in St Maurice’s Community Sport Hub from January to March 2016. Sean found that taking part in the programme helped him to develop his coaching style and in particular how to connect with the young people in his sessions. By going through the programme alongside his school sports leadership programme Sean has grown in confidence and has been able to take on more leadership roles within his volunteering. Sean feels that his coaching style is more positive, uses more effective feedback and that he has a broader knowledge of coaching. This has resulted in his sessions being more active and engaging.
Sean has volunteered within his high school and local primaries to put the skills from the programme into action. Sean’s commitment to his volunteering has resulting in him being shortlisted for the North Lanarkshire Leisure “Young Volunteer of the Year” award.
Sean now has a confirmed space at West Highland College UHI in starting September 2016. Overall Sean feels that this was a very worthwhile programme and wouldn’t hesitate to encourage his peers take part in the future
Sean’s journey through ETC training shows the true value of the progamme and how much it can assist a young person on their future goals and achievements.