Bucksinspired | Virtual Employment Skills Course (Online)

Coronavirus status: OPEN ONLINE

Online virtual course supporting young people with gaining the skills to get into an apprenticeship, work or college. Focussed on supporting young people (aged 16 to 24 years) who are currently not in employment, education or training. English and Maths support from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning (if you do not already have A* to C / 4 to 9 grade GCSE) and an optional opportunity to do a work experience placement with a local employer. 

You will receive:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Employment Skills 
  • English and Maths skills support to work towards a Level 2
  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Individual support from a youth worker.
  • An optional opportunity to complete a work experience placement with an employer.

Starting in September 2020

The course will consist of employment skills workshops and an opportunity to do an optional work experience placement. You will receive youth work support throughout the programme and gain careers advice and guidance in both group and one to one sessions to support you with your options and your next steps.If you need to develop your maths or English skills up to Level 2 then Bucks Adult Learning will support you to begin your journey towards achieving this. The course will run three days a week. 

Am I eligible for a Virtual Employment skills programme?

  • Are you motivated to work?
  • Are you currently not in a job?
  • Or do you have little or no work experience?
  • Are you aged 16 to 24?
  • Do you have no qualifications or are those you have below level 3 (A ‘level)


If you answered yes to these – you are eligible.

Will I get paid?

This employment skills course is unwaged.

Can I still claim my current benefits?

Yes, you can participate in our traineeship for up to 30 hours per week and still claim the benefits that you currently claim.

How does it work?

This course will initially be run virtually through Google Meet. Virtual group sessions are delivered three days a week and individual tasks and assignments are placed on a Google Classroom for you to complete. You will be involved in small group sessions and one to one sessions. We are here to help and support throughout the course. The focus is on learning useful and practical skills that you can use to help you access work, education or training. You will have the option to complete a work experience placement, this is an add on to the course. You would be responsible for sourcing your placement, but we can of course help with this. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Rachel Le Sauvage
Contact Position
Youth Work Traineeship Coordinator
Telephone
E-mail
youthspacebucks@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
Website
Youthspace

Where to go

Address
Buckinghamshire
Venue Notes

Online Virtual course open to all young people across Buckinghamshire.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Wednesday | 10:30am to 3:30pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
1 hour online group session at 11am on Monday
Tuesday and Wednesday.

Other Details

Cost Description

Free

Age Ranges
16 to 24 years
Last Updated
07/09/2020

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