Challenge age is A personal development

programme for the over 50’s

What is Challenge Age?

Challenge Age is a personal development programme for the over 50’s. It has been inspired by the Duke of Edinburgh scheme for young people but has been adapted to respond to the needs of adults facing retirement, redundancy, unemployment, social isolation, and marginalisation. The aim of the programme is to enable adults to age positively and learn new digital skills and personal development strategies for working as an individual (Bronze Award); as a member of a team (Silver Award) and as a leader and mentor(Gold Award).

Challenge Age is supported by Isle of Wight Council through its Active Innovation Grant and through its Adult and Community Learning Grant

Background

Course structure

The benefits

Latest news

 

NEW YEAR NEW YOU FOR 2021 BECOME A VOLUNTEER

NEW YEAR NEW YOU FOR 2021 BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Challenge Age and Isle of Wight Volunteer Centre announce partnership in delivering a new Community Service Course to encourage more volunteering on the island from January 2021. One of the most important positive developments in 2020 has been the power of helping...

Community Service Training Module

Community Service Training Module

We are pleased to announce that the new Community Service Training Module will be available from January 2021. It can be taken as part of the Challenge Age Programme or as a stand-alone module. Volunteering is a key element to delivering a community service. In...

Women behind huge increase in running and cycling in 2020

Women behind huge increase in running and cycling in 2020

The Guardian reports that women have been responsible for huge increase in cycling and walking in 2020. Strava which tracked more than 1.1 billion activities uploaded by 72 million users over the past year , found the number of uploaded runs and cycle rides nearly...