#Focus5 Five Key Skills for Employment

As the name suggests, the objective of #Focus5 is to support young people in developing the top five skills identified as crucial to getting into education, employment or training. We employ experienced key workers across Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay to work closely with young people between the age of 15-18 years old, who are…

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Bradley’s road to developing skills for work

  Bradley was 16 years old and was not in education, employment or training. Bradley knew that he had poor Maths and English qualifications but he wanted to find an apprenticeship within carpentry. He was unsure about how to find the right apprenticeship for him and he was unsure of going to an Further Education…

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Nina’s Somerset Skills for Young People

  Nina had not been in education, employment or training for 3 months. She struggled with anxiety and low confidence; she had been told by her last college that they were unable to offer provision that could meet her needs.Somerset Skills and Learning started working with Nina on the Somerset Skills for Young People contract. Heart…

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Why we use a Multi-Agency Approach

Every family that is allocated to our Intensive Family Support Service has already been identified as needing support. This is based on 6 criteria: Education attendance and at risk of exclusion – where a child/young person has less than 90% attendance, out of mainstream education and or has more than 3 fixed exclusions in the…

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Dorset CEIAG Helps Confidence Growth

Ian had been unemployed for several years and had not accessed any learning for many years. Ian was recovering from some personal issues but was looking to return to work and had already identified that he had a need to gain some new IT skills so that he had the necessary skills for a potential…

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