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Return to Work

Who is the programme for?

If you are aged 25 and over, have special educational needs and require extra support, our Return to Work programme is a great way to get you back into work.

You will be in College 3 full days from 9.30am-3.00pm (1 day in College and 2 days in a work placement).

What are the entry requirements?

We would like to meet you for an interview before you join us at College to make sure this is the right programme for you and to help you complete an online assessment. You must be receiving benefits and not be in full time employment.

About the programme

Our practical programme has been designed to prepare you for the next exciting steps in your life. You will learn skills to get you back into work.

Here are some examples of our onsite training:

  • Animal Care
  • Building Maintenance
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Farming
  • Hairdressing and Barbering
  • Horticulture
  • Motor Maintenance

We will also prepare you for work, supporting you with:

  • Travel training – using public transport
  • Road safety
  • Keeping safe
  • Following instructions
  • Dressing appropriately
  • Making choices
  • Building confidence and self esteem
  • How to communicate in a work situation
  • Building appropriate relationships in the workplace
  • Working as a group
  • Managing change, coping with new people, new places

You will work towards achieving your Entry 3 Level 1 Award in Personal Development or Skills for Employment and,where applicable,Entry 3 Level 2 English and maths.

Here’s how we will achieve it together

You will have a teaching team delivering the programme and a teacher, job coach and a work placement manager to support you with work preparation, employability skills and in your work placement. Maths and English are embedded in the programme content. Other specialist support will be provided as appropriate.

Return to Work is offered in a safe setting from Green Man Skills Zone, Vocational Progression Centre and Beaconsfield.

Outcomes

Opportunities for paid employment or entry to an Apprenticeship programme.

Our Partners

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

Beanies, Ronald McDonald, Wandsworth Oasis, The British Red Cross, Be Enriched, Guys and St Thomas Trust, Danni Building Services, Walworth Garden Farm, Premier Inn, Financial Times, The British Heart Foundation, Pepper’s Delicatessens, Wyevale Garden Centre, Nightingale School, David Weir Centre, Mind, Tara Theatre, GCDA Catering, The Dragon Café, Menders Club, Kingston Advocacy, The Children’s Society, Peabody Trust, Juno Glass, Kid’s City and The Salvation Army.

 

 

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.
Ofsted Report

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