Three programmes with Westminster Kingsway City & Islington College (WKCIC) / Skills Funding Agency (SFA)

Aged 19+ adult vocational skills training
18-24 NEETs Project
16-24 Year old young people with learning difficulties and /or disabilities

Aged 19+ adult vocational skills training

WKCIC brings together funding from the SFA and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle social exclusion faced by adult learners aged 19+ living in London. HCT Group Learning Centre will deliver employment focussed courses such as QCF Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (STLS), QCF Level 2 Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (RPVD) and QCF Level 2 Driving Goods Vehicle (DGV) to long term unemployed adults to aid transition into higher level courses such as Level 3 in STLS, Transport Operator (TO) or paid employment in education and transport/logistics sectors.

HCT Group target boroughs include: London wide.

Target Participants:

  • unemployed people aged 19 and over who have been LIVING IN THE UK/EEA for at least 3 years
  • In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit (Proof submitted must be dated within one month of the course start date)
  • Who are unwaged dependants of those in respect of the benefits listed above (Proof submitted must be dated within one month of the course start date)

Activities:

  • Skills training from the above list either accredited or HCT certificated
  • Progression of participants into further education or employment
  • Post tracking of all participants for 6 months after entry into employment or further education.

18-24 NEETs Project

WKCIC brings together funding from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle social exclusion faced by young adult aged 18 to 24 Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) living in Central London. HCT Group Learning Centre will deliver learner centred intervention including employability skills to support candidates’ progression into further education, employment, traineeship or apprenticeship across a range of sectors.

HCT Group target boroughs include: Central London – Camden, City of London, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster.

Target Participants:

  • Aged 18-24 Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) LIVING IN THE UK/EEA
  • They can be benefit recipients, but it is not a requirement for all learners

Who are also:

  • Single parents with a child aged 0-5
  • Teenage parents
  • A partner of someone that is on Job Seekers Allowance
  • A carer for a friend or a family member
  • Care leavers
  • Work programme leavers
  • Migrants from another country (e.g. Chinese, India, Whites).
  • Black/Black British, Mixed ethnicity, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Arab, Gypsy or Irish travellers are not eligible

Activities:

  • Information Advice & Guidance services (IAG)
  • Soft skills training like CV writing, interview techniques, communication, presentation, confidence building, etc.
  • Short courses either accredited or HCT certificated e.g. customer care, passenger assistant, minibus driving, work skills, etc.
  • Progression of participants to further education, employment, traineeship or apprenticeship
  • Sustained Progression and Post tracking of all participants for 6 months after entry into further education, employment, traineeship or apprenticeship.

16-24 Year old young people with learning difficulties and /or disabilities

WKCIC brings together funding from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle social exclusion faced by young people aged 16 to 24 Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) And have a limiting long-term health problems and/or self-declared learning difficulties or disabilities. HCT Group Learning Centre will deliver learner centred intervention including employability skills to support candidates’ progression into further education, employment, traineeship or apprenticeship across a range of sectors.

The following groups are not eligible

  • Asylum seekers. Although there are some exceptions, asylum seekers are not generally eligible for support from ESF
  • Young people who are receiving support through the Work Programme

HCT Group target boroughs: Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Merton, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond.

Target Participants:

  • Aged 16-24 Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) LIVING IN THE UK/EEA
  • And have a limiting long-term health problems and/or self-declared learning difficulties or disabilities, for example:
    • Asthma
    • Dyslexia
    • Visual Impairment
    • Social and emotional difficulties
    • Many other Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities and Chronic health problems

Activities:

  • Information Advice & Guidance services (IAG)
  • Soft skills training e.g. CV Writing, interview techniques, communication, presentation, confidence building, employment rights and responsibilities etc.
  • Volunteering or work placement to gain additional skills
  • Securing a place in Further Education to help up-skill participants
  • Breaking down barriers that are stopping participants from securing employment, education or training
  • Sustained Progression and Post tracking of all participants for 6 months after entry into further education, employment, traineeship or apprenticeship.

Find out more

If you are interested in this programme, please get in touch with us on

learning@hctgroup.org

0207 275 2423 / 51

Or complete the enquiry form here 

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