Are you aged 16 or over, not in school or college and wondering what to do next? Here are some training courses that can help you build the skills and confidence to move forward.
Positive Directions offers support to help your transition from school into college, work with training, apprenticeships or other courses
What does Positive Directions Offer?
- 1-2-1 information and advice from a mentor on what to do next
- Help with courses, jobs with training or apprenticeships
- Support with enrolment and with first day nerves!
- Additional help with CV’s & interviews
For more information contact 07711087630 or e-mail ESPositivedirections@cri.org.uk
Access to Music is the UK's leading popular music college. Its Brighton Centre, based at Enterprise Point on Melbourne Street, offers a wide range of courses for school leavers and adults covering the following subject areas:
- Foundation Music
- Music Performance
- Music Technology
- Digital Music
- Music Business
- Artist Development
- Music Teacher Training
The centre features excellent learning resources, performance spaces and recording facilities, and students also regularly get involved in projects outside of the centre, within the local music scene. Previous Access to Music students include Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora.
For more information call 0800 28 18 42 or visit the Access to Music website
Get an education with the Albion! Albion in the Community is offering a range of courses from September in everything from Sports Development to Fitness Instruction. You can read more about what's on offer (Adobe PDF, 1.3MB), or contact Matt Dorn at email@example.com or by phoning 01273 878260.
What is a Football Academy?
It's a two-year, full-time education and football development programme delivered by Lewes Football Club. The academic course provides a Level 2/3 VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification) in Sport, and all you need is a Grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English.
The Academy is a great way of combining a practical qualification, including the FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate (it also allows later entry onto a Foundation Degree), with top-level football coaching.
Want to find out more?
Read about the Lewes FC Academy (Word, 332KB), or for more information, including trial dates, contact Adrian Howell :
Phone: 01273 470820
Or visit the Academy web page.
You can apply for 2013/14, but there are still just a few places left for this year, so get in touch now!
- Are you aged 16 – 18?
- Do you want to gain work experience?
- Do you want to find work or an apprenticeship rather than go to college?
If so, get in touch with Sussex Downs College about Opt In+
So, what’s on offer?
This 6-week programme will help you to find work and will give you two weeks' work experience in a job which you are interested in. This gives you the opportunity to see if it’s something you really want to do as well as giving you valuable skills and ‘real’ experience to put on your CV.
This could lead to further training or even a job. We'll do our best to find you work at the end of the programme.
We will support you along the way and will come to visit you at your placement to make sure that everything is ok.
You will also get some really useful training which a lot of employers ask for. This includes:
- First aid
- Food Hygiene
- Helath and Safety Awareness
You'll learn how to sell yourself and how best to present yourself to local employers and businesses.
We'll give you breakfast, pay your travel expenses and take you out and about on visits to local businesses and employers to look at future opportunities.
Get in touch today!
- Call Sarah on 07584684366
- Or visit the Opt In+ page at Sussex Downs.
The Motivational Preparation College for Training (MPCT) is offering pre-apprenticeship qualifications in:
- Public Services
- Functional skills in maths and English
- Certificate in personal and social development
The courses are suitable for anyone who is 16 - 19 and not in education, employment or training.
Find out more and download the MPCT prospectus at mpct.co.uk.
The Coach Sussex Bursary is targeting coaches delivering sport across the county. The bursary will provide coaches with the opportunity to complete a level 1 or 2 coaching qualification, funding 75% of the course cost, up to £150 for a level 1 and £200 for a level 2.
The deadline for applications has now passed but watch out for a new round of applications in Spring 2013.
Find out more
Contact Anthony Statham on 01273 644149 or visit the Active Sussex website.
This programme from Sussex Downs College will support young people aged 16 to 18 who want to get onto a vocational course, find work or an apprenticeship. It:
- Lasts 12 weeks
- Is 16 hours a week
- Offers support with transport
- Works with groups of 8 to 10
- Covers hairdressing, construction, parenting skills and more ..!
- Offers qualifications to suit young people
- Takes place in Eastbourne, Lewes and Newhaven.
Re-engagement will support you throughout the programme and as you progress onto mainstream college courses, training or work. You can start at any time!
Find out more
For more information about these programmes, please contact Camilla O’Niell on 01273 511425 or 01323 646163, or by email.
From horticulture to hairdressing, there are lots of different On2 courses in East Sussex for 16 to 18 year olds. An On2 course will help you develop the skills and confidence to move on to work or further training. They are run in different venues across the county. Take a look what's on offer:
Download the On2 Foundation learning East Sussex programme (Adobe PDF, 2.6MB)
Are you aged 16 - 25 and currently not in employment or education? Give your life a kick start and join the 12-week Prince’s Trust Team programme! You’ll improve your confidence, gain new skills and qualifications and meet new people. It’s free, you won’t lose your benefits and you’ll get the chance to:
- work on a community project
- spend a week away on an action-packed team building residential course
- complete a two-week work placement
- write a great CV plus practise your interview skills
- give a speech at your final presentation, and much more!
Eastbourne, Newhaven and Hastings.
The next start date is: 21 January 2013.
Find out more
Phone: 01273 511425 / 07584 684369
In this 12 hour per week programme you will work in a small group on creative, sports and personal and social development projects, to help you reach your full potential. There will also be regular off-site activities and we'll cover your travel costs plus give you breakfast!
- Eastbourne Foyer, 40 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3LZ, and
- Denton Island Business and Training Centre, Newhaven BN9 9BN
There are flexible start dates.
Find out more
Contact Sarah Knights on 01323 646163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a look at the Sussex Downs website: Sussex Downs – Opt In course
If you're aged between 16 and 19 and love being creative then a DV8 On2 foundation learning course could be perfect for you. DV8 offer foundation learning courses in:
- Music technology, and
- Performing arts.
There is a free minibus service to get you to the course, and you could receive up to £100 for completing it too.
Bexhill and Ringmer.
Various start dates – find out more at the DV8 training website
Phone DV8 training: 01273 550432
Text 07799 273669
You can also go to the DV8 Facebook page