Workstart Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition training

DofE training

Workstart Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition training

Workstart students have been learning new skills and increasing their physical fitness at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus recently as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.

They took part in an all terrain walking course in the main hall over the past couple of months supervised by Wai Mun Lee and have also honed their CPR and first aid skills by with a Heartstart course facilitated by FVC trainer Ann McInnes, in preparation for their practice expedition later on this month.

The College became the latest Scottish Further Education institution to offer The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to their students in January. FVC are now a Licensed Organisation of the DofE and its students will now be able to take part in the world’s leading youth achievement award.

A DofE programme involves volunteering, learning a skill, getting fit, planning and undertaking an expedition out in the country. Work-ready skills are developed whilst doing the DofE such as confidence, commitment, resilience and team working.

Access and Progression Lecturer, Marguerite McCreath, said:

“This is a great bunch of Workstart students and they all really enjoyed learning first aid skills and increasing their fitness as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. They are so enthusiastic and can’t wait to move on to the next stage of their award.”

 For more information on our Access & Progression courses please click here.

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