In December 2008 Worth Unlimited received approval from National OCN to create a Diploma level WWLI programme that would equate to a National qualification. Developed by our Programmes Manager, Melanie Glass, the new programme is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at level D-G and also provides 100 school performance points.
WORLD WORTH LIVING IN NATIONAL DIPLOMA
NOCN level 1 Diploma in Skills towards enabling progression (Step –UP)
The WWLI Diploma is a 390 hours personal development programme aimed at providing young people with the tools needed to flourish in society. It can either be delivered as a group or one-one programme. The programme provides learners with support in developing their personal, basic and group skills alongside the opportunity to develop a range of optional vocational skills.
A key emphasis of the Diploma level programme is ensuring equal parity of learning within the 3 key components. By giving equal time to My Inside World, My Outside World and My Future World we offer an holistic approach to learning rather than focusing on one aspect of a young person’s development
The units for each of the key components are as follows:
MY INSIDE WORLD – addressing issues around personal development. Young people will undertake the following units – each equivalent to 30 hours
- Core unit – building a personal development portfolio
- Development of self
- Health and fitness – including sexual health
- Conflict resolution - including stress management
MY OUTSIDE WORLD – addressing issues around community, interpersonal skills and citizenship.
- Core unit -Introduction to teamwork skills
- Social justice
- Social skills
MY FUTURE WORLD - addressing issues around employment, trainin, work and life skills.
- Core unit (Building a personal career portfolio)
- Work skills
- Vocational unit (choose from a range of packages including: horticulture, food and drink, child care, mechanics and construction)
The benefits to learners undertaking the programme include:
- Aimed at 14+ learners for whom an alternative curriculum is appropriate
- Learning achieved on a wide range of topics
- Develop learner skills and knowledge and enable those achievements to be recognised and certificated
- Offers learners a wider, more engaging and personalised curriculum choice
- Provides learners with more challenging options and activities
- Provides alternative options for a wide range of learners
- Enables learners to gain taster knowledge of a sector to successfully enable them to make the transition into further learning and training
- Recognition of achievement across school/college curriculum/community and world of work
- Can be continued, or started, post -16
- Mapped to Every Child Matters
- Assessment is portfolio based
- All work is internally moderated