Volunteering Skills Awards SQA Level 5

What is special about this course?

The Volunteering Skills Award at SCQF 3, 4 and 5 provides formal recognition of volunteering activity. Through participation in volunteering activities, candidates will develop a range of skills and personal development experiences which will help to prepare them for responsibility and employment. Candidates will learn about the context of volunteering; plan a volunteering placement; and review and reflect on their own skills and volunteering experience. Candidates will follow up with an investigative project.

Entry requirements


  • Preparing to Volunteer

  • Volunteering Experience

  • Volunteering: Investigative Project


Any equipment required will be provided by volunteering placement

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Flexible

Volunteer work experience and tutor support

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway
    • Barra Learning Centre
    • Colaisde Bheinn na Faoghla (Benbecula)
    • Taigh Chearsabhagh (Lochmaddy, North Uist)
    • Work Based

Start date

September 2016


Costs as advertised.


May in the future consider ILA not presently

What can I do on completion of my course?

Further study opportunities

Volunteering award at a higher level


Career opportunities 

Can lead to Employment

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

Gain work experience through volunteering to give something back, make new friends and improve your qualifications

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Lews Castle College UHI. Lews Castle College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.