How does it work?
Our friendly aspire2work advisors help you to look at all the options and to decide the right programme for you. We focus on your strengths rather than weaknesses and help you gain qualifications and skills that encourage you to succeed.
Easy, enjoyable and free vocational courses
At aspire2work, we offer a wide range of free, vocational and ‘hands on’ courses to help you achieve your goals, realise your dreams and get a great job. It’s not ‘like school’; instead, we treat all our students as young adults and work hard to make learning easy and enjoyable. Take a look at our courses and get involved.
What’s in it for me?
We offer a wide range of free courses led by friendly and experienced staff that make learning easy and enjoyable. You can learn at your own pace, make new friends and get real work practice whilst gaining a ‘hands on’, practical learning experience. You can also tap into on going careers advice or get involved in an apprenticeship or further learning.
Help towards your costs
What’s more, you may be entitled to a learner bursary and help towards travel costs while training.
So why not gain some more qualifications and develop the skills you need to succeed in work, apprenticeships or further education?
Careers advice and guidance to prepare you for work
Our qualified careers advisers are on hand to provide support to all of our learners and help them progress towards a great job. Take a look at our Careers and Progression Programme for learners on the aspire2work programme here. Click here to read about our careers strategy.
At aspire2work, we are passionate about supporting learners with learning differences. Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) team is approachable and friendly with a specialist team of Support Tutors who can offer advice and guidance for both current and prospective learners.
We work in partnership with teaching staff, other internal services and external organisations to help learners access all available opportunities. Our aim is to ensure that all of our learners have a positive learning experience whilst studying with aspire2work. The SEN team is responsible for ensuring that effective and appropriate support provision is allocated to learners requiring assistance with accessing their academic studies.
Aspire2work has an inclusive approach, working in partnership with learners, their parents/carers and teaching and support teams in order to remove barriers to learning for those with learning differences. This ensures everyone can participate successfully, achieve their learning goals and maximise their potential.
On course support: In class support can be one to one, where a Support Tutor works with you on an individual basis in class. Shared support where we support you with additional needs with other learners in the class. Discreet support for if you don’t want everyone to know our support staff are providing help.
Off course support: Off course support to help you with course work, during break times or with transportation.
Our Support Tutors are experienced in working with learners with: Autism, ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Emotional Behavioural Difficulties, Hearing impairments and Mental Health issues amongst others.
Transition to aspire2work: To prepare you for starting with aspire2work, you can come and look around to gain an insight in to what our offer is. You can also take a taster in the vocational area you are interested in to make sure you are making the right choice.
When you get in touch, we`ll arrange an informal meeting with a member of our team to discuss what support you may need. If you have an Education, Health & Care Plan, we can discuss the support that is required to help you meet the outcomes outlined in your plan.
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