Active Citizenship Learning Programmes

The Take Part Learning Programme is learning and support that build skills and confidence, within a community context. This includes active shared learning leading to community leadership; increased individual and collective voices, action and influence. 

The learning programmes include courses, a support network, a buddying scheme, and information on opportunities for civic and civil involvement. Each course was 12 sessions (days), around one month apart, including a residential weeekend. Additonal, optional, days were arranged including a visit to the Houses of Parliament in London, and a 3 day visit to European Parliament in Brussels.

The first learning course was only open to women (Women Take Part) and started in spring 2009. A further learning course started in Autumn 2009 which was open to all. 39 people from across the Black Country participated in the courses which started in 2009. In addition 18 people from All Saints and Blakenhall participated in a Take Part leaning programme run with their New Deal for Communities funding and 20 people from Wolverhampton Local Involvement Network have had the opportunity to participate in a bespoke Take Part Learning Programme.

For information on the background of Take Part Courses, please click here.
Click here for a 2 page case study from the women's course (written in summer 2010).
Click here for a 2 page case study from the mixed gender course (written in summer 2010).
See also our experience of accrediting learning during the Take Part Pathfinder and opur experience of using the national Take Part framework - active learning for active citizenship.

After March 2011 there are no more courses funded through the National Take Part programme.  However, for further information on possible future courses or activity around Active citizenship, please contact: Saffi Price on 01902 328977 or email