Explains what education and training opportunities are available for people aged 16-18 who are not in education, employment or training.
Study programmes are open to all young people aged 16 - 18 who are not in education, employment or training. They are free courses that can help improve skills, qualifications and confidence so that young people can get a job, apprenticeship or place at college. Study programmes are a great way to start to build a young person's skills, especially if they have left school with no, or few, qualifications.
East Riding Yorkshire Council offers a study programme called Works4u via their employment education and skills team.
Recently rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted, Works4u has a good reputation for getting a large majority of its learners into jobs, apprenticeships or further education. The programme is exclusively funded by the Education Funding Agency (EFA), who are committed to supporting the needs of young learners, ensuring they have access to education, training and employment opportunities.
Works4u works with small groups of learners aged between 16 – 19 who are currently not engaged in any education, training or employment. The bespoke course has been designed to create a safe and innovative space in which learners develop their confidence and self-esteem to help them identify a career pathway they want to work towards.
Works 4U provides the opportunity to gain three qualifications:
There are no formal entry requirements, other than you are aged between 16 – 19 years of age. It is also a requirement that the young person is not currently engaged in full-time education or full-time employment.
The course is predominately for young people living in the East Riding, however places may be available to young people in other areas.
There are different options in regards to the length of the programme:
1) Cohort 1 = 38 weeks
2) Cohort 2 = 32 weeks
3) Cohort 3 = 25 weeks
4) Cohort 4 = 13 weeks
Yes, we will help you to apply for a learner bursary (our current learners get up to £30* each week)
*illustrative only - depends on your personal circumstances.
We may also pay your travel costs and/or arrange minibus pick up for our programmes.
You may also be able to join Wheels to Work – the council’s scooter loan scheme.
Recent learners with us have gone on to do the following jobs - property officer, inward investment officer, retail assistant, soldier, garden centre assistant, grounds person, police officer, call centre assistant, customer care apprentice, retail apprentice, business admin apprentice. Others have gone on to further education at local colleges.
The training is delivered in small groups of around ten learners. Because the groups are small you will get one to one support. It's nothing like school, and you work at your own pace with individualised support when you need it. The programmes also combine learning with fun trips and visits.
The training is delivered from our purpose built training centre in Cottingham. We also work with external organisations and partners for trips and visits and work experience placements.
If you want to find out more please either call the employment education and skills team on (01482) 887670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.