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Preparation for Employment

Who is the programme for?

If you are 16+ (with/without an EHCP) and would like to be an active member of your community and increase your employability skills. This is the programme for you. It is all about developing your social skills, increasing your confidence and independence and supporting you to get the most from your local community and gain more confidence in employability skills.

This programme runs for up to three days per week from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants with an active EHCP will need to advise their local authority, who will need to discuss with the student placement manager at the College. Those without an EHCP will need to be in receipt of benefits (if over 24) and not be in full time employment to qualify for funding. We would like to meet you for an assessment before you join us at College. We want to make sure this is the right programme for you and talk about how we can focus your learning around your chosen area of interest.

About the programme

There are different pathways offered on this programme they are;

  • Creative arts
  • Upcycling (furniture restoration)
  • Horticulture
  • Digital Skills
  • Enterprise

You will also have opportunities to:

  • Work with new people
  • Develop your social skills
  • Get involved in social enterprise projects
  • Explore ways to make new friends in a safe environment

Here’s how we will achieve it together

We want you to be as independent as possible and throughout your time with us we will support you to make new friends, try new things at College and in your local community.

  • We will support you to identify and access a range of social enterprise opportunities and community projects
  • Encourage you to make choices about which employment activities are best for you from those available

Our preparation for Employment is offered in a safe setting at our College centres in Southwark, Sutton, Kingston and Hillingdon areas.

Our Partners 

We have some amazing partnerships in our local communities who provide great work placement opportunities, here are just a few:

Beanies Cafe, Ronald McDonald House, Wandsworth Oasis, The British Red Cross, Be Enriched, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Danni Building Services, Walworth Garden Farm, Premier Inn, Financial Times, British Heart Foundation, Peppers Delicatessen, Wyevale Garden Centre, Nightingale Community Academy, David Weir Leisure Centre, Mind, Tara Theatre, GCDA Catering, The Dragon Café, Menders Club, Kingston Advocacy Group, The Children’s Society, Peabody Trust, Juno Glass Ltd, Kid’s City, The Salvation Army, Kingston Mencap, Balance, HFT, HACS, Harrow Mencap.

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
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