Are you a young mum or dad, or will be soon? If you're aged 16 to 19, or up to 25 if you have a statement of educational need, there is a variety of courses and support out there for you
You can learn subjects like cooking, managing your money, using computers, or even take flexible college courses and apprenticeships. Doing a course is a great way to meet other young parents, perhaps gain some qualifications and improve your prospects for the future.
CRI Targeted Connexions Service
The Targeted Connexions
Service supports young people with multiple barriers to education, employment
and training. For more information visit the CRI Connexions page.
If you are a young parent aged 16-18, and would like to study from home, you can enrol on to the Active Parents course, developed by CRI in East Sussex.
The course aims to give you the opportunity to reflect on your professional and personal life and begin to think about your future. You will study units which focus on:
- career and personal development
- preparing for interview
- making life choices
- child development.
Through a range of practical, interactive and academic tasks, you can choose up to six units to study. A CRI Connexions Personal Adviser will help you along the way to achieve your AQA Unit Award Certificates.
Young Parents Programme – 16 hours per week
Based at Sussex Downs College, Newhaven Campus.
Do you ever feel isolated or would you simply like to share your experience with other young parents or parents to be?
- Make new friends
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- Support with educational development
- A chance to apply for ‘Care to Learn’ nursery placement
- Work towards an Edexcel Level 1 qualification in Parenting
- You can bring your children along.
You will receive full support during the programme from our Transition Co-ordinator. You will also gain new skills, experience and a reference from your course leader.
For more information please contact Camilla O’Niell – 01273 511425.
If you are a young parent and you’d like to talk to someone about what courses you can do, you can contact CRI Connexions by: