Careers, Quality, Gatsby and You

A blog by Ed Whitefield, Investor in Careers Lead Consultant, a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard. It’s almost impossible to read about careers education without the Gatsby Benchmarks, Compass and increasingly the Quality in Careers Standard cropping up. In this blog I want to look at what’s behind this push, not because…

Young Mums Returning to Education

#Focus5 has funding available to support young mums aged 15-18 with the cost of childcare, whilst they take small steps back into education, employment or training. The UK has the highest teenage birth rate in Western Europe, five times that of the Netherlands, double that of France and more than twice that of Germany. Those who…

Spaces available on #Focus5

Successful first year of #Focus5! We have had a busy first year on the #Focus5 project, helping young people develop the skills to progress into employment, education or training. Our team of key workers is growing and we are excited about delivering the next phase of the project across Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay. We need more young people!…

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…

Skills Support for the Unemployed

  Adam had been unemployed for almost a year when he first came to Brockenhurst College to take part in the CSCS course having been referred by his Work Coach at the local Job Centre.  Adam had a varied work history and was always keen and willing to work but because of a health condition,…

Cornwall Council Aim Higher Conference

On 2nd October 2018, two members of the CSW Group Cornwall team – Angela Nelson-Shepherd and Fran Dolan attended the Aim Higher Conference held at the Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. The purpose of the event was for young people and their families to come along and join in with workshops and discussions regarding…