“I found it an excellent course. It was interesting and factual. It turned out to be therapeutic for me as I finally admitted who I am and I am glad this course made me reflect. This reflection process enabled me to become clear about what I want to do in the future and continue to work on my personal growth and development.”
This is just one of the positive comments learners have shared with Barbara, one of our Champions, about being involved with the course she supports which gives people the opportunity to work toward a qualification based on reflection on experiences from community and voluntary roles.
At the hub we have a wide variety of people who join us as Champions to create change. Some have particular interests that they want to share with their fellow Champions and Barbara has kindly shared some reflections on this in relation to the Adult Achievement Awards that she supports.
“(at the meeting today) I Intended to talk about the ‘Adult Achievement Awards’ that Lead Scotland can deliver in Moray. I signed up to be a Champion through working with MWH Champions when delivering the ‘AAA’ and thought that it would be beneficial for me personally and what I am able to offer people on a professional basis, through my work with Lead Scotland. A chance to maybe raise awareness about Leads work, benefits of reflecting on learning and different learning styles.”
Barbara took the opportunity at one of our Champion meet ups to celebrate the achievements of fellow Champions who had completed the process. Awarding them with certificates and using these as part of promotion to attract more people to this process. Some of the learners she supported found the journey more challenging than others, but Barbara was able to help.
When asked about what stood out for her she shared, “Hearing that my support and encouragement at the right time during the Adult Achievement Award study helped when one person was going to give up. She is really glad the continued with it and is now going on to do other courses.”.
You can read all about the AAA process and how to get involved in this information leaflet.
Here is more feedback from a learner having completed the Adult Achievement Award at SCQF Level 6:
“It has been a positive step for me to engage with the Adult Achievement Award programme. It has helped me to reconnect with my knowledge, skills and qualities. I have enjoyed getting to know group participants. I enjoyed opportunities to share and listen to one another. Whilst challenging, I have benefitted from the opportunities to reflect and write about my experience. My self-esteem and confidence have had a boost.”