Education 19yrs plus…
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 three areas for those who are 19 years of age or above, 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 much-needed coaching, support and inspiration. Everyone we work with is 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 young people every opportunity to internalise and practice these values.
Working Futures is a flexible, engaging and supportive programme for young people who are not in education, employment and training (NEET) – or at risk of becoming NEET – and who reside within the boroughs of Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.
The programme delivers a personalised package of support for young people – leading, where appropriate, to accredited Employability, Personal & Social Development, vocational or Functional / Life Skills qualifications – to enable them to progress to and achieve in education/ training, employment/ Apprenticeships, or as volunteers.
- Age 16-29
- Live in the borough of residence of: Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral
- Employment/ training status: NEET, or at risk of becoming NEET
We have three different programmes and the duration of each of the programme’s are short term which is up to 2 weeks, medium term which is up to 12 weeks and long term which is up to a year, each programme is selected to the individuals needs and abilities.
Key Workers (KWs)
Every participant has a Key Worker to provide personalised support, coaching and mentoring throughout the programme, and to be the first point of contact for the young person. KWs will identify and address barriers to progression, providing advocacy and brokerage of specialist support services to meet individual needs, providing the individual focus and attention that too often they have not previously received.
Individualised Core Programme
Young people will be offered a range of options to build a programme that suits them, including:
- Personal and Social Development
- Skills Development
- Employability Skills
- FE/Study Options
- Barrier Removal, e.g. health, finance etc
- Working or Volunteering Placements
Information Advice and Guidance
IAG is embedded throughout all learning and education programmes at Employability Solutions.
MY Route is flexible programme of study built around the needs, interests and aspirations of each young person
We offer choice and flexibility over what you learn and more importantly, the way you learn….
Each Programme is built around you. Programmes generally last for one year and you spend between 3 and 5 days per week at college and / or out on work experience / community volunteering.
Employability Solutions provides every young person on programme with FREE breakfast and FREE lunch cooked onsite, fresh each day.
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 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 enables a young person to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside adults working there, and learning 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 young people become aware of jobs they have not previously thought of, help inform career choices, offer a chance to prove themselves to an employer, enable young people to develop the relevant occupational skills and help instil 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 aim to strengthen the local economy and create local jobs for local people.