Carer Aware at University - free course for staff
Free online course
Earlier this year, Carers Trust launched the two-part ‘Carer Aware at University’ course to help staff working in higher education improve their support for and awareness of student carers. Part one (Carer Aware) is designed for all staff, and part two (Going Higher) is for staff in Scotland working towards the Going Higher Recognition Award).
The course has been developed in partnership with student carers, practitioners from the University of Stirling, Heriot-Watt University, Glasgow Caledonian University, the Open University in Scotland and Carers Trust Scotland, with funding from the Scottish Funding Council.
On completion of this course you should be able to:
- demonstrate insight into the lived experience of student carers and how unpaid care can impact on their student experience
- identify and support student carers in your university
- signpost student carers to advice and support within the university and to relevant external services
- develop strategies that contribute to your university achieving and retaining the Carers Trust Scotland Going Higher for Student Carers: Recognition Award.
For further information and to apply, please visit the course information page.
Take Your Teaching Online – free OU course
The Open University offer a free course in how to take teaching online which will be helpful for practitioners as they work towards developing and re-creating our activities, workshops and teaching towards online delivery.
Here are some resources on OpenLearn and OpenLearn Create aimed at volunteers and the third sector.
The OpenLearn collection Free courses for the voluntary sector has resources developed by our colleagues in the Centre for Voluntary Sector leadership on Collaborative leadership in the voluntary sector. There are also courses on Working in the voluntary sector and Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market. Involving volunteers is a course co-produced with OU’s partners Volunteer Scotland.