Optimising Careers Outcomes for Young People with SEND

As part of the Ambitions project CSW Group is delighted to invite you to an Optimising Careers Outcomes for Young People with SEND training course. Funded by the European Social Fund and delivered in partnership with Talentino and the CDI this course will be of interest and value to all career development professionals, particularly careers advisers and…

Smart Apps for Independence & Well-Being

Young people and adults with special educational needs, disabilities or anxiety can become independent and remove lifestyle barriers, using the latest ‘personal assistant’ services and apps, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Brain in Hand. These apps are helping people create and follow daily routines and instructions, to enjoy a more organised life, reduce…

Spotlight On – NCS

NCS is a youth programme that runs across England and Northern Ireland. We exist to engage, unite and empower young people, building their confidence so they can go out there and achieve their dreams, no matter where they’re from or what their background is. Our team in the South West is constantly working to make sure…

NCW 2019 – Give a Career Insight – Careers Advisers

For #NCW2019 I pledge to… Give an insight in my career area. As careers advisers working mainly in schools, our job is rewarding and varied.  Alongside a plethora of administration and continual professional development, we attend parents’ evenings and careers events, deliver group works, address whole year groups in assemblies and conduct work experience visits.…

Investor in Careers – The Quality in Careers Standard

Investor in Careers is helping hundreds of learning providers to continuously improve the quality of their careers education. The National Careers strategy is key to giving individuals and organisations a clear focus on the Government’s policies and priorities for careers education. The revision of the associated statutory guidance, ‘Careers Guidance and Access for Education and…

Showcasing STEM opportunities across the South West

The Big Bang Fair South West is the flagship event for inspiring young people across the region into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers. Now in its 10th year, CSW Group are delighted to host this event at Westpoint Arena, Exeter on Tuesday 25th June 2019. The South West has a huge amount to…

Positive impact for young people

  Heart of the South West benefit from two projects Devon County Skills for Young People and Somerset Skills for Young people supporting 15-18 year olds since 2016; European Social Funding and the Education and Skills Funding Agency have invested over £885K to help develop skills and progress young people onto a range of positive…

Parents of Young People with SEND events

On two Monday evenings in November 2018, two members of the CSW Group Plymouth team –Sherri Bushen and Katie Cable facilitated an event for a group of parents of students with EHC Plans in the city.  The events were held at City College Plymouth and the Plymouth Creative School of Arts. The purpose of the…

Ambitions Launch 2018

CSW Group hosted the launch event of the new Ambitions project at Heartlands, Pool on Tuesday 20th November. The project is funded by the European Social Fund and will be delivered in partnership with a number of organisations who are all committed to improving outcomes for unemployed and economically inactive 15-24 year olds in Cornwall…

Practical Study Support

Our practical study support for students with a mental health condition, autism-spectrum disorder or specific learning difficulty is expanding into new areas. We have recently conducted a very successful recruitment exercise to bring some excellent new Mentors into our Specialist Support Team. This team of Mentors work with students who face barriers to achieving their…