Provider: CEIS Ayrshire
Employability Fund Stage 2 course content and aims.
The Employability Fund Stage 2 programme is ideal for
clients that have multiple barriers to employment. Throughout this course we
will work together with the clients to identify their strengths and
limitations, and work on the areas and skills that they identify as requiring
improvement. The training and support on offer will help them in many ways, for
example, building their confidence, helping them to interact better within
group settings and addressing situations that may cause them anxiety, as well
as developing their practical skills such as task management, interpersonal
skills, IT skills and their overall self-awareness. The end goal being to have
them progress into a positive destination, that could be a Stage 3 training
course, Further Education or a Modern Apprenticeship.
During their training, the candidate will complete the Personal
Development Award SCQF Level 3. This is a SQA accredited
qualification, comprising of the following units:-
Self and Community
You can achieve a lot on your own but working together with others
can help you achieve even more and can be very rewarding. This unit explores
the skills that the client will need to work well with others and measures their
current abilities. This measurement will be used to work out where their strengths
and limitations are. They will then set targets to improve on their limitations
as while planning for a group project. Working on these interpersonal skills will
help them to be a successful and happy contributor to the community or team
that they are part of.
In this unit, we will look at our
practical abilities, how we can develop these by taking part in a project and
then reviewing our practical abilities used in the project. This will help you
to improve your self-reliance and confidence.
Self and Work
The general aim of this unit is to allow you to improve your self-reliance
and confidence by developing task management skills while carrying out a
vocational project with support. Usually, the project would be detailed
preparation for a mock interview, with a focus on time and task management and
prioritising. Feedback is given after the mock interview to allow the client to
review performance and improve for future interviews.
Throughout the 8 weeks training, there will also be non-accredited
training workshops delivered, these could include a Resilience workshop, which
helps build confidence and coping strategies, a Confidence workshop, as well as
sessions on CV writing, application writing and interview skills.
The 8 week programme will be structured with 6 trainer-led online
training sessions on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30-11.00am and from
1.30-3.00pm. The client will be expected to complete around 7-10 hours of
self-study around the online sessions, 2.5 hours will be scheduled for a Friday
morning and the rest would be scheduled ad hoc.
We fully appreciate that at Stage 2, the clients are likely to
need additional support in a variety of areas and that this support will be
different for each individual. The trainer will be available throughout the
week for 1:1 support for clients, whatever that support might entail.
The training allowance of £55 per week is available for 16/17 year
we can provide tablets for use on the course, but clients must have access to wifi.
How to book: Please contact Lindsay on 07508 334153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book or if you just want to have a chat to see if this course is suitable for you!