W-WEST is now offering training for existing Peer Education Projects in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde area. This training will give young peer educators the knowledge they need to discuss smoking and tobacco use with the young people they work with.
The training is free of charge to schools with a peer education initiative and community based peer education projects in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde area and can be delivered either as twilight sessions during the week or as daytime sessions at the weekend. The W-WEST group members can come to your own venue if this is appropriate, or a venue in the local area can be booked.
The training can be tailored to suit the needs of the peer educators. Each group participating in the training will be asked to complete a pre-training questionnaire, which will enable W-WEST to create a training package tailored to their needs.
Topics that can be covered in training sessions include:
• What’s in a cigarette
• Health impacts of smoking
• Quitting, NRT and withdrawal
• History of Tobacco
• Tobacco advertising and promotion
• Global Issues and Tobacco
Peer educators will have the chance to trial some of the games used by W-WEST and start to think about how they would structure their own tobacco information sessions. At the end of the training, peer educators will receive a pack containing fact sheets and information to help them when developing their own work and they will receive a certificate of attendance.
W-WEST Training for Peer Educators links to Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes and is a great way for young people involved in peer education to enhance their knowledge and skills.
If you are interested in booking a training course for the peer educators you work with, please download and complete W-WEST Training for Peer Education - Note of interest Form either post or email it in to W-WEST (contact details at end of form).