For a second year, LAYC in parnership with NHS Lothian, are yet again offering action grants of up to £750 to develop a project that explores tobacco issues. Last time round more than 1o member groups were awarded grants and went on to undertake a range of work from writing and performing a song about the consequeunces of being a smoker to peer lead smoking workshops.
The funds can be used to suport the project including buying equipment, getting project materials and staff including covering existing costs and have until May next year to do that.
PDA in Youth Work 2014
LAYC is now taking applications for the forthcoming PDA in Youth Work which was designed, developed and delivered with Youth Scotland. It is a formal youth work qualification awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and sits on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 6. The award comprises of three Higher National Units with all three mandatory and will be awarded on successful completion of these 3 units (group award) which pronides a total of 3.5 credits and 28 SCQF points at SCQF level 6.
The deadline for applications is Friday 22nd November 2013 and the course will run from January to June 2014. For full details please see the information flyer.
Applicants considering applying need to have a minimum of 1 full year of youth work experience and must be currently working in a youth work setting and get the group or club to endorse the application. They must also be available to attend every session which comprises of a series of weekends and week day evenings. The cost for those staff or volunteers who are working in an LAYC member group is £100 which will be required to be paid in advance of the course commencing. Places maybe available to non member groups but priority will be given to member groups and the cost for non members is £250.
Information about the forthcoming PDA in Youth Work award is now available with an information flyer along with a more detailed guidance notes and application form viewed or downloaded by clicking on the respective links. Applications must be returned to LAYC by no later than Friday 22nd November 2013 and the course is subject to sufficient applicants meeting the course criteria coming forward.
If you require more information than is available in the downloads then please contact Ian Boardman, LAYC on firstname.lastname@example.org
LAYC Membership and Insurance
Renewal Invitation – 1st November 2013 to 31st October 2014
The new affiliation and insurance year for LAYC begins on 1st November 2013 and Membership and Insurance renewal forms are now up on the website to enable your group to renew their membership.
Membership forms along with guidance notes and an outline of the benefits of membership was sent out to all current members in mid October. If you can’t find them or they got lost in the post please either contact LAYC for forms to be sent out or download them from the website.
- If you require membership only (ie not including Youth Scotland’s Insurance package) please complete in the ‘Membership Only’ form.
- If you require membership as well as insurance, please complete the ‘Membership and Insurance’ form.
- Groups with more than 1000 members should contact Youth Scotland for an individual insurance quotation for the group.
If you are currently insured through us, your existing insurance cover ends at midnight on 31st October 2013 and it would be appreciated if you return it to us by that date. However, Youth Scotland, have negotiated a limited extension to the insurance cover to 30th November 2013 so it can continue up to that date.
Please note that we cannot extend the insurance cover beyond the 30th November 2013 and therefore your insurance cover will lapse if we do not receive your membership and insurance form (and payment) by prior to 9.00 a.m Friday 30th November 2013 so we have sufficient time to process it .
If you are no longer the contact person for the group and recieved the membership mailing then please pass on the form to the relevant person AND advise us you are no longer the contact person as any delay may affect getting the insurance in place.
Towergate are Youth Scotland’s insurance brokers, and if you would like a quotation for any other additional cover or you have any queries regarding insurance, please contact Lynne Tumilty on 0141 223 6907 or 0844 980 6800 or email Lynne.email@example.com
We do hope that you decide to re-affiliate to the LAYC/Youth Scotland network and benefit from the raft of support services on offer to affiliated groups as outlined in the Benefits of Membership. )
We look forward to receiving your renewal form for 2013/14.
LAYC’s HR and Employment Service is currently offered by Law at Work who provide a wrap around support service to assist all member groups deal with the issues that employing staff often crop up.
From two free telephone consultations on employment matters, however major or minor, to free places at their employment update seminars and access at reduced rates to specific seminars on key employment issues. You can also access a suite of template employment policies that you can access via the Members Only part of LAYC’s website which are regularly updated to ensure they meet current legislation and case law.
So as we ‘start’ a new term remember this is a service that is there to support managers and committees/boards alike in what can be a complex and scarey place.