A nationally accredited personal development programme aimed at providing young people with the tools needed to disengage from crime and anti-social behaviour.
The World Worth Living in: My Changing World programme is part of a range of personal development programmes developed by Worth Unlimited. This programme is nationally accredited by the National Open College Network and is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at level D-G. The programme consists of 3 key phases, each underpinned by ongoing mentoring support.
Phase 1 introduces the core unit of building a personal development portfolio and is focused on one to one work through mentoring support to promote each individual’s personal development. A comprehensive assessment of each young person’s abilities, strengths and weaknesses helps to set the direction of the work to be undertaken.
The young person will choose 2 units from the following:
- Development of self
- Conflict resolution
- Health and fitness
The learner will also be introduced to the Inside world core unit.
This phase – of approximately 50 hours duration – enables the learner to address issues around the themes of personal development, literacy, conflict resolution and personal learning. Completion of Phase one will enable the young person to gain the NOCN Level One Skills Towards Enabling Progression Award.
Phase 2 has a focus on the development of interpersonal skills including: understanding and identifying with others, communication, negotiation and working as part of a group. This phase - of approximately 90 hours duration - will tend to have a more outwardly focused direction that will comprise of improving young people’s social skills, understanding of citizenship and social justice and health and fitness.
The young person will complete 5 units as follows:
- 2 units not completed in phase 1
- My Outside World core unit
- Interpersonal skills
The learner will also be introduced to the My Future World core units and continue with My Inside world core unit.
Phase two will provide the learner with the tools needed to engage more effectively with others, whether within the group, family, friends or work environment. Completion of Phase two will enable the young person to gain the NOCN Level One Skills Towards Enabling Progression Certificate.
Phase 3 – the final stage of the programme – has an emphasis on more structured team- work, with team building programmes and larger group projects such as a social enterprise project.
The young person will undertake the following units:
- Social justice
- Work skills
- 2 x vocational tasters
The learner will also complete both the My Inside world core unit and My future world core unit.
During this phase – of approximately 110 hours duration - the learner will also be able to develop work skills and undertake several work- based placements. Completion of this final phase will enable the young person to gain the NOCN Level One Skills Towards Enabling progression Diploma.
The 3 phases all combine to offer a holistic programme providing young people with the tools needed to disengage from crime and anti-social behaviour.