Rise Up Frequently Asked Questions
Our FAQs will be updated regularly, but if you have a question you do not feel is answered below then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
- Our FAQs are divided into four sections; Time Commitment and Training, Personal and Organisation Questions. Do be sure to read through them all to understand the programme.
Time Commitment Questions
How long does the programme last?
The Rise Up core training lasts for 5 months with breaks during school holidays when the youth sector is most busy. It’s weekly, and there are additional optional training opportunities throughout and afterwards too. It includes a range of activities from training to coaching to mentoring to developing and delivering projects to integrate the learning.
How much time commitment is required to attend sessions?
All training and activities will be delivered on the same day during the week, 10am – 4pm.
Your employer can claim support to cover your workload during this time, to support both you and your organisation with this commitment. You can also claim support for any care responsibilities or accessibility needs to enable you to engage one day a week for the duration of the programme.
Will I need to take time off work?
All sessions will be delivered during the week. We request that therefore where possible you are referred by your current employer, as you may need to seek your line manager’s approval to take part in the programme. Your employer can access financial support from us to cover you on your training days, which should mitigate the need for you to use your annual leave to attend Rise Up. We do not deliver any activities during school breaks as we are aware that these are busy time periods for youth practitioners.
Will I need to commit any time outside of the training sessions?
Yes, occasionally. Although there are no assignments for the programme you will be encouraged to engage in your personal development through participating in:
- Our introduction Residential
- Mental Health First Aid training
- 4 online coaching sessions
- Pastoral calls
- Paid development opportunities