Education 16 to 19yrs
What we offer
We understand that conventional education just isn’t right for everybody. Sometimes, young people need an alternative approach to learning in order to ensure a stable future. They need supportive people in a safe place, and the opportunity to see their actions have direct consequences upon themselves and the world around them. They need a sense of control and accountability in everything that they do, so that they can learn from their mistakes and become empowered to make real changes in their life.
We’ve created a range of different paths that all lead to recognised, accredited qualifications. Although we categorise programmes into four areas for 16-19 year olds, young people can and often do choose to take modules from different programmes to earn credit towards certification. We understand that different things work for different people.
We do all that we can to go beyond providing just education, delivering the much-needed coaching, support and inspiration that transforms struggling young people into self-reliant young adults. Every young person will be assigned a personal coach who gets to know them on an individual basis, and acts as a mentor throughout their time with us. We go that extra mile to offer integrity, responsibility and citizenship – giving them every opportunity to internalise and practice these values.
About the programme.
Working Futures provides a personalised package of support. We do our best to lead young people to skills, training and development to enhance the individuals confidence and employability skills that will help them take their next step in life, whether that be towards an apprenticeship, further education or employment.
This programme is delivered over various lengths of delivery, these include short term which is up to 2 weeks, medium term which is up to 12 weeks and long term which is delivered up to a year, each programme is selected to the individuals needs and abilities.
Everyone involved will be assigned a Key Worker who will provide personalised support, coaching and mentoring throughout their time with us. The Key Worker will help them identify and address barriers to progression, giving them all the support they can to help them sort out their problems. They will always, always, be on their side.
There’s a range of options on the course to choose from, to help young people get to where they want to be. These include Personal and Social Development, Skills Development, Employability Skills, Further Education or study options, and support in landing work or volunteer placements. Throughout their time with us, they’ll be given Information Advice and Guidance (IAG).
We try and keep things out of the classroom as much as we can at first, and we strive to involve employers wherever possible. This could involve workplace visits, where young people can learn about how businesses work and practice interviews.
MY Route is a flexible programme of study built around young people’s needs, interests and aspirations.
We offer choice and flexibility over what they learn, but more importantly we give them freedom on how they learn.
Each Programme is built independently around each individual. Programmes generally last for one year and participants spend between 3 and 5 days per week at college, out on work experience placements or volunteering.
Employability Solutions provides every young person on programme with a free breakfast and lunch cooked onsite, fresh each day. We firmly believe that no learner should ever go hungry.
In addition to this, we provide a non-means tested learning bursary of £8.00 per day. In some cases we can provide financial support to cover the cost of travel to and from college, and even childcare expenses.
Employers, get in touch if you have placements available…
We offer flexible programmes of Coaching and Mentoring for young people aged 14-16 who are “at risk” of falling away from mainstream education.
If you’re interested in what we can offer then please contact us using the form below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work experience gives young people a great opportunity to spend time on an employer’s premises, learning what the world of work is really like. They can observe the workplace, undertake tasks alongside adults working there, and learn the skills and behaviours needed at work.
Work experience is designed to bridge the gap between education and the world of work. It can help the directionless become aware of jobs they’ve not previously thought of, offer them a chance to prove themselves to an employer, enable them to develop the relevant occupational skills and help develop the attitudes and behaviours expected at work.
At Employability Solutions, we work with a strong supportive network of local employers, entrepreneurs and social enterprise businesses to cultivate work placements that not only serve to meet the needs of the young person but also the needs of the employer. Wherever possible we aim to build local links with local employers, in our ongoing effort to strengthen the local economy and create local jobs for local people.