Personal Development Buddy Role

How long is my commitment?

  • Last for 6- 8 months

  • Start of Full stack course to the end of Node teaching module

Who will I be supporting?

  • 3 trainees on the Full stack Course

What do I need to do with my Buddies?

  • Keep track of changes or difficulties in their personal circumstances in an individual session

  • Keep track of their personal development through checking weekly coursework assignments

  • Keep track of their learning progress through discussion in a group session

How frequently do I need to meet with my Buddies?

  • Meet individually with each buddy for 30 mins once during every module (3 weeks)

    • These 3 Trainees will stay with you for the duration of the course

How frequently do I need to facilitate group sessions?

  • Facilitate a group session with 3 trainees to discuss their learning goals and learning progress at least once during every module (3 weeks)

    • You will start with your group of 3 Buddies and work with them for 2 months

    • Then you will get a new group to work with in group sessions

    • They will rotate every 2 months so you can get to know a number of Trainees

    • You can decide with your PD team how the rotation will work

What else do I need to do?

  • Monitor their personal development through checking weekly coursework assignments on Google Classroom (check at least 3 days after assignment has been handed in)

    • Assignments will be due on Friday night 9pm.

    • Please check for completion and give some feedback by the following Tuesday.

  • Update the student tracker with any changes to personal circumstances you learn in your the individual Buddy sessions

  • Meet with the other PD buddies to discuss and plan progress