The workbook is accredited by ASDAN, which means you can complete all or some of the units and activities, record your evidence of what you have learnt, gain credits and use these to go towards an award. You can also draw upon previous work you have done as evidence. Having someone supporting you do this will be very important. There is accompanying material to guide those using Act by Right for accreditation. Contact The NYA for more details, or ASDAN directly on 0117 941 1126. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you are using Act by Right for accreditation or not, it is important to track and record your evidence of learning and achievement. Evidence means proof – proof of what you have learnt through completing the Act by Right workbook. At a weekend to review the draft book, 30 young people came up with the ideas below of the sorts of evidence you can use to show what you have learnt. Keep referring to them throughout the workbook to remind yourself of the range of different ways you can use them.
You will want to agree at the start how the group is going to record its journey and log your evidence of what you have done and learnt together. As Act by Right is designed for a group of young people working together, you may want to build up one complete group portfolio with supporting evidence. This can then be photocopied for each individual person. But it is also important that each individual member of the group records your own part and what you have learnt. This can be done by completing the What do I know? and What have I learnt? sections and the record of your journey for each unit.
Here are some ideas of the sorts of proof you might use. This list came from the young people who reviewed the draft. Add your own ideas.
- Images and graphics
- Evaluation forms
- Record of achievements and comments
- Film and video and CD-Rom
- Toolkit produced
- Tapes of group conversations
- Certificates of awards
- Articles in magazines or newspapers
- Video record
- Business plans
- Tickets proving you have been somewhere
- Name badges
- Thank you letters
- Act by Right journey log