Who is the programme for?
If you are between 19 and 25+ years, have special educational needs and require extra support, our Into Work – Enterprise is a great programme to introduce you to work.
You will be in College and/or at a community placement 1 day a week from 9am to 3pm.
What are the entry requirements?
There is no formal entry requirement; you should like practical learning, enjoy being around people and be working at Entry Level 1. We would like to meet you for an assessment before you join us at College to make sure this is the right programme for you. You must not be in full time employment and if you are 25+years old you must also be receiving benefits.
About the programme
Our practical programme has been designed to prepare you for the next exciting steps in your life. You will learn skills to start you on your pathway to work.
We will get you ready for work, supporting you with:
- Travel training – using public transport
- Road safety
- Keeping safe
- Following instructions
- Dressing appropriately
- Making choices
- Building confidence and self esteem
- How to communicate in a work situation
- Building appropriate relationships in the workplace
- Working as a group
- Managing change, coping with new people , new places
You will work towards achieving your E1 Personal Progress Award
Here’s how we will achieve it together
You will have a teaching team delivering the programme and a teacher, job coach and a work placement manager to support you with work preparation and employability skills. Maths and English are embedded in the programme content. Other specialist support will be provided as appropriate.
Into Work – Enterprise is offered in a safe setting from Green Man Skills Zone in LoughboroughJunction, Vocational Progression Centre in Carshalton and Beaconsfield in New Malden.
Opportunities for supported employment such as volunteering and enterprise schemes; enrolment on to the Into Work – Work Experience programme.
We have some amazing partnerships in our local communities who provide great work placement opportunities, here are just a few:
Beanies, Ronald McDonald, Wandsworth Oasis, The British Red Cross, Be Enriched, Guys and St Thomas Trust, Danni Building Services, Walworth Garden Farm, Premier Inn, Financial Times, The British Heart Foundation, Pepper’s Delicatessens, Wyevale Garden Centre, Nightingale School, David Weir Centre, Mind, Tara Theatre, GCDA Catering, The Dragon Café, Menders Club, Kingston Advocacy, The Children’s Society, Peabody Trust, Juno Glass, Kids City and the The Salvation Army.