Lancaster and Morecambe College continued our working relationship with NCS in piloting stage 2. Three youth workers who have been trained to deliver the ‘Ideas into Action Youth Training Framework’ ran a session with twenty five young people from the NCS programme. This session was aimed at piloting some of the training activities from the compendium of training resource developed to complement the training framework.
The youth workers delivered five different activities that had not yet been delivered in the previous piloting stages. After completing the 5 activities the youth workers gathered constructive feedback from the participants. The young people found the activities fun and engaging but also understood the underlining value of the activities in relation to the skills they are aimed at developing.
As a result of the feedback received we had to make some minor adjustments to some of the activities and lesson plans. These were changes in the wording of the lesson plans in order to assist the youth worker deliver the activity more effectively. There were also minor adjustments to one of the activities in order to make it more effectively address the desired learning outcomes.