FSN’s training opportunities for Rother communities


A charity is offering new training opportunities to rural communities.

Thanks to five years of Big Lottery funding the Fellowship of St Nicholas (FSN) has launched a new outreach volunteer project which will offer accredited training and non-accredited workshops and courses across rural Rother and Wealden.

ROVTE (Rural Outreach Volunteer Training and Empowerment) offers people the chance to volunteer within their local community and gain a level 3 City and Guilds Award in Education and Training for free.

The FSN said this will provide an opportunity for those wishing to gain the skills and introductory qualification needed to deliver short courses and workshops within their communities.

As part of the project delivery further short workshops in a variety of subjects will be developed across the rural areas.

The first ROVTE accredited course will run in Battle starting this month, with courses planned for Hailsham in April, and expansion into Rye and local areas over the next five years.

Emma Turner, FSN new project manager, said: “This project is a great way for people to start 2016, and to do something different while gaining a qualification.

“We are really looking forward to getting out into our local communities, and helping people gain the confidence and skills to share all their knowledge and passion on subjects that interest them, and at the same time learning more about different and diverse subjects ourselves.”

ROVTE is looking for community members who have a keen interest in training and are encouraged to contact Emma on 01424 423683 (ext 22) or visit the FSN website to find out more at www.fsncharity.co.uk.

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