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Former Olympian Diane Modhal presents Personal Best certificates to Personal Best learners in January 2011

Jonathan Edwards CBE presents awards to Personal Best learners at Manchester Health Academy in May 2011.

L1 Certificate in Preparation for Event Volunteering has now replaced Personal Best and is a similar pre-employment programme that utilises the inspiration of the opportunity to volunteer at 2012 Games Inspired Events, to engage and lift the aspirations of economically inactive people back into the labour market. In total Sport 4 Life delivered 63 programmes of the L1 Award in Preparation for Event Volunteering (Personal Best) and the L1 Certificate in Preparation for Event Volunteering to 477 learners across North West Region between April 2010 and March 2012.

Active ImageThe new L1 Certificate in Preparation for Event Volunteering is a 130 hour accredited programme of learning accredited by Open Awards. It can be delivered in any suitable community venue or in custody.

Each learner is allocated a Personal Best Advisor to support them to complete the programme. The advisor will help support them into positive progression opportunities after the programme. Sport 4 Life has achieved The Matrix Standard for the quality of our advice and guidance services.

20 hours is spent volunteering at events to boost the employability of learners.
The units in the programme consist of:

1. Becoming a Volunteer
2. Knowing about Volunteering at a Public Event
3. Emergency and Basic Fire Awareness
4. Public Safety Awareness
5. Understanding Effective Customer Relations
6. Understanding Equality and Diversity
7. Introduction to Conflict Resolution in a Public Environment
8. Developing Team and Interpersonal Skills
9. Preparing for and Reflecting on a Volunteer Placement.

15 Sport 4 Life Learners who successfully completed the programme have been offered Games Maker roles at the London 2012 Olympic or Paralympic Games.

Read their stories here; PersonalBest Case Studies

26 have applied to The Manchester Ambassador programme and will be supporting the delivery of the Olympic Football at Old Trafford. 5 have already heard they have roles.

The L1 Certificate in Preparation for event Volunteering is not just a programme of learning, it is a programme of support and engagement that will continue way beyond the life of the programme.

For more information contact PersonalBest Tel: 0845 212 0070

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