Award in Volunteering Level 2

This qualification is a short introduction for anyone considering working in the voluntary sector. It is also suitable for anyone already working in a voluntary organisation who wishes to formalise and further develop their existing experience and skills. The qualification is also suitable for learners undertaking larger programmes of study in related industries (healthcare, sport etc.). In addition, the qualification provides a basis for those who may wish to progress to further study and development.

Course Content


1 Understand the different types of organisations that have volunteers

2 Understand the rules and requirements relating to being a volunteer in an organisation that has volunteers


1 Be able to carry out a specific volunteer role within the chosen organisation

2 Be able to recognise and improve the skills required to work as a volunteer within the chosen organisation

3 Understand the importance of team work as a volunteer in the chosen organisation

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

In order to enrol onto this course you will need to sit a computer based initial assessment to indicate and evidence your current level of Maths and English. You will also need to have strong study skills to be able to manage your time to study at home.

First Class Requirements

You are expected to have an A4 writing pad, a ring-binder or folders as well as pencils, a rubber, a 30cm ruler and a highlighter pen.

Assessment Methods

With the completion of the course portfolio the learner will achieve the Level 2 Award in Volunteering.

Additional Information

Please be aware that there is a certain level of commitment required of you to successfully complete this course. If you are willing to commit to the course and the college in this way, then we will support you through the course.

You will be expected to do at least 1 to 2 hours of homework per week.