Congratulations to youth worker Lewis who recently finished his diploma and tells us a little about his experiences here.
"I have been studying for a Diploma in Informal Education and Community Learning and Development. I went to a monthly session and did the rest online through the YMCA George Williams College.
The course is all about learning from your own interactions with young people. I was able to relate each topic to an area of my practice as a youth worker at the Academy. It has been a good experience for me as I have learnt more about youth work and I have learnt more about things such as reflecting on my experiences and group work. I feel doing the diploma has helped me improve as a practitioner.
My week consists of Youth Work in a primary school at Granton Primary twice a week, while also delivering clubs such as our FooTEA clubs and the Breakfast Club. I enjoy doing face to face work with young people and building relationships with them."