SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMMES
We collaborate with Local Authorities (predominantly SEND teams) to support young people 11+, struggling to engage with education. We do this by delivering various alternative community-based programmes.
Programmes delivered are bespoke and designed to meet the needs of each student whether that’s to regain or develop their confidence, build on their self-esteem, learn new routes through travel training assistance or access therapies or wellbeing sessions. Programmes are carefully created with involvement from the individual and the support network.
We particularly support students with Social Emotional and Mental Health support needs (SEMH) who struggle to leave their homes. We believe in working collaboratively with families as a unit to empower their young person to feel confident and able to positively engage in their local community with one to one mentoring or with our initial support.
We work with schools, colleges and other education providers that have on roll students who are not fully engaging with them. EDGE deliver a variety of programmes some of which are for those who desire to work and wish to gain employability skills.
We deliver work-related activities such as teaching transferable skills, employability skills, create a CV, travel training and community based life skills. We work with a range of employers and organisations to arrange work tasters, volunteering, or work experience opportunities.
The programmes are tailored to each individual and their needs, and EDGE work collaboratively with the school/college to engage the young person to achieve a positive outcome such as getting them back into education, supporting them to enrol onto a traineeship, supported internship or apprenticeship, or gain enough skills to become work-ready.
Using our many years of experience and expertise, we pride ourselves in the ability to source and secure appropriate work experience placements for students 15+. We complete individual risk assessments, workplace health & safety assessments and ensure students are protected under relevant insurances.
In addition we provide interview support for students which could include collecting the student from school and taking them to the interview and supporting them in the interview itself. We also offer support advice and guidance to employers and initial in-work support called Job Coaching to the student, ensuring they learn their role, understand the ‘unwritten rules’ and feel comfortable at work.
Work experience programmes vary from school to school, from week blocks to one day a week for a term or two. If you would like to find out more about our work experience programmes, please contact EDGE to discuss.
We collaborate with education providers to help them deliver successful programmes such as supported internships. We run practical workshops on how to apply for Access to Work funding, from how to complete initial paperwork, through to how the funding works and how to successfully receive funding.
Job Coaching is an art to master when supporting individual at work and differs greatly to the role of teaching assistant. We deliver Job coach training that will give your staff more knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, so they do not over or under-support individuals.
Our Employer Engagement training empowers your team to confidently approach employers and speak to the decision-maker within the organisation to achieve successful outcomes and build long term relationships. Training workshops are hand-on, engaging, practical and most of all great fun.
Skills4Work is training aimed for young people from school year 9 upwards. The workshops are tailored to suit the audience and are engaging and interactive. Topics covered include CV writing, transferable skills, employability skills and interview practice to name a few. You can pick and choose topics from our menu. To finds out more about our topis, please contact us to discuss.