School's Out For Summer...But What's Next For A Young Adult Without Qualifications?
An interesting article from TES claims that 'research reveals one in four 17 to 23-year-olds doesn't think education prepares them for work' . Even more pertinent is the news that '47 per cent of teachers said that they felt there were fewer opportunities to develop employability skills and competencies due to changes in GCSE and A-Level qualifications, and that focus on rote-learning has been a detriment to developing the skills and attitudes needed for work.' (https://www.tes.com/news/focus-character-skills-school-say-businesses)
Fortunately, we have a fantastic team who deliver the Study Plus scheme, a FREE course aimed at young people aged 16 – 19 (20 - 24 with an EHCP) who are not in education, training or employment or who may have found formalised education settings a challenge in the past.
Study Plus offers smaller classes and a specialised approach for those learners who need additional support to achieve their goals. Importantly, it delivers modules and qualifications that are far more vocational and applicable to real life, including Functional Skills Maths & English and employability skills.
Study Plus offers:
Functional Skills: English and maths (Entry Level 3 – Level 2)
Gateway Award in Employability Skills (Level 1)
First Aid (Level 3)
Information, Advice and Guidance
Work Experience (if the young person is work-ready)
Our NEW 2019-2020 program will be running at:
The United Reform Church in Cuttys Lane, Stevenage.
Monday – Wednesday from 9.30am- 3.45pm
Starting on 17th September and continuing throughout the academic year.
For more information please contact:
Louise Crawford on 01438 845821