Employability

Work for life

We are passionate about equipping young people to take hold of their futures. Our employability programme links with JWEC Essential Employability Skills suite and provides practical projects and frameworks for young people to develop their skills and confidence for the work place.

Our Essential Employability course can be completed in 6- 8 weeks and is designed to be flexible in delivery.

Choose between: Hourly workshops, Half Day sessions or Full day projects

 
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The Essential skills Course accredited topics

Topics Learning Outcome
Creative thinking and Problem solving Ability to reflect and make good decision
Planning and organisation Setting specific goals and targets
Creativity and innovation Develop communication and presentation skills
Personal Effectiveness Identifying Team roles and resolving conflict

Community Projects

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Leading change within their community

Understanding and identifying community need

  1. Working through problems and finding creative solutions
  2. Working well with other people
  3. Planning and delivering their own project
  4.  Evaluating impact and improvement

We make sure every young person is given one to one support. This support is where clear goals can be made enabling individuals to review their progress and take a lead in their own learning. Ownership is integral to learning and is also encouraging for young people to become a positive force for others to say ‘you can do it!’

86% of the students fed back that this experiece had boosted their confidence to step out and try new things. 100% of our year 11 students gained their Level 2 BTEC in Personal Social Development

 

Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

 

Students get to hear from real entrepreneurs and become mentored by them throughout their own enterprising project.

This course supplies practical application into the business world by firstly engaging with young people’s ideas and empowering young people with the tools to see their ideas come to life.

  1. Encouraging creative thinking
  2. Developing a viable business plan
  3. Product design and development
  4. Marketing – What is it and why is it important
  5. Testing the market – Questionnaires, Focus groups and feedback forms
  6. Customer service and quality assurance
Last year students had a face-to-face master class with Benjamin Clifford the Founder and Director of ‘Surf-ability’. This led to students coming up with the enterprising idea of releasing their own single to raise money for RNLI. Students marketed their own song through an online music site that enabled the single to be purchased and downloaded on to iTunes.
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