Long-Term Conditions Self-Management Course Tutor

Improving Lives Plymouth

Name: Long-Term Conditions Self-Management Course Tutor
Organisation: Improving Lives Plymouth
Location: Plymouth Guild, Guild House, 156 Mannamead Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 5QL
Type: Part Time


Would you like to volunteer for your community and gain a qualification? Would you like to help people with long-term health conditions learn new skills to help improve the quality of their lives? Do you live with a long-term health condition yourself or care for a person with a long-term condition?

Why not train as a Tutor for the Long-Term Conditions Self-Management course? We are looking for more volunteers who want to use their knowledge and experience to train as volunteer LCSM Tutors and facilitate the NHS funded Stanford University licensed programme.

Further to attending one of the free LCSM courses to gain first hand experience as a participant, suitable applicants will be asked to attend an interview and to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to attending Tutor training.

Full training and ongoing support is provided and includes -

- completion of four days of tutor training
- support to deliver self-management courses in the community
- your first two courses assessed which if successful will lead to accreditation.

Once accredited, volunteers are asked to tutor a minimum of 3 courses a year and preferably give a commitment of at least two years to the programme.

If you have completed an Long-Term Conditions Self-Management course yourself and would like to train to become an accredited tutor then please do get in contact.

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Organisation Description

Improving Lives Plymouth has been supporting people in Plymouth since 1907 with information, advice and practical support.

Our Charity's Vision
Supporting our service users to improve their quality of life.

Our Mission
To help individuals to shape their own solutions for a better quality of life by providing appropriate and accessible health and social care services.
To assist in the development of other voluntary and community organisations, particularly through enabling volunteering.

We have 8 service areas which are:

Volunteer Connections, Veterans Care Navigation Service, Sensory Solutions,
Long-Term Conditions Self-Management, Information and Advice,
Caring for Carers, Better Futures and Active for All

Visit https://www.improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk/ to find out more about our sevices


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Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Health and Hospital and Hospices

Types of Activity

  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Skills and Qualifications


Good listening and communication skills.
Ability to work in mutually supportive partnership with another volunteer.
Ability to follow a scripted training course and communicate confidently and effectively.
Experience or knowledge of self-managing long-term health condition(s).

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Travel expenses can be re-imbursed.
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: Ongoing support from programme co-ordinator.
Training: Initial 4 day training course. Tutors are then assessed whilst co-delivering their first two courses before achieving accreditation. Tutors are monitored by an Assessor annually thereafter.

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Trial Period, DBS Check, Interview