Fully funded E-Learning and Mentoring Programme

Fully funded E-Learning and Mentoring Programme

Fully funded (FREE) E-Learning and Mentoring Programme for young people aged 16 – 24 with Employment Education Training Group

As part of the qualification, they will be running regular Zoom meetings with learners to discuss important topics such as Mental Health, Money Management, CV Advice, Interview Techniques and self-branding. They have qualified level 6 and 4 CIAG advisors who are trained to give Careers advice.

The courses currently available are: –

  • Level 2 Mental Health
  • Level 2 Introduction into Adult Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Social Media and Digital Marketing for Work
  • Level 2 Introduction to Business Admin
  • Level 2 Team Leading
  • Level 2 Introduction to Retail
  • Level 1 E- Responsibility
  • Level 2 Work skills
  • Level 2 Customer Service
  • Revision for English and Maths along with Video Lessons.

Please complete this referral form if you would like to refer a young person or email Hello@eetgroup.co.uk for more information

Circle Collective – Back Your Future Programme

Circle Collective – Back Your Future Programme

Circle Collective is a charity and social enterprise that gets disadvantaged young people into permanent, life-changing work and to gain work experience in a high-end retail store and use this training to move into sustainable employment.

They are currently looking for referrals to their Back Your Future programme as they have the capacity to work with higher amounts of young people due to the majority of their referral partners being furloughed or having reduced referral numbers. They are offering services to any young people 16-30 in London primarily in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Lewisham, Southwark, Bromley, Greenwich, and Croydon and would like to speak to any other charities/providers who would like to refer a young person to them.

They have pivoted to delivering an exciting online programme since the onset of Covid-19, that combines a mix of employability training, bespoke mentoring sessions, regular wellbeing workshops and the future option of quality work experience to address barriers unemployed young people face in gaining employment. They know that many young people will be suffering from social isolation during the Covid-19 lockdown, so they have built a timetable of interventions that promotes a mixture of group learning via video conferencing and individual support.

You can find out more about what they do and how they do it by watching this video and contacting them on the details below

Email: shabina@circlecollective.org / Matthew@circlecollective.org

Phone: 07749 069540 / 078891936969

People Power and Parliament

People Power and Parliament

Join FSE Projects and Nikki from the UK Parliament via Zoom on Monday 22nd June for a 30-minute interactive session to discover more about:

  • The issues that are important to you
  • How to get your voice heard
  • How the UK Parliament works for you

This event is open to all young people aged 16+. To find out more information and to sign up to this FREE event, please click here

Be Educated and Fit for Life

Be Educated and Fit for Life

BEFit4Life is a project to support young people aged 16-21 who are most at risk of exclusion or at risk of getting involved in violence and criminal activity in the boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth, Southwark and Barking.

The project will provide each participant with an intensive 6-month support package to help them make positive choices, improve their lives and avoid crime through a unique combination of personalised business and self-employment guidance; advice and opportunities for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and an introduction to healthy lifestyles through innovative fitness, motivational and personal development programmes.

This project is being delivered by Business Launchpad in partnership with Generation Success and Policy Centre for African Peoples.

To register, please email ‘BEFIT4LIFE’ to info@businesslaunchpad.org.uk

Lifeline Gang Prevention Project

Lifeline Gang Prevention Project

Lifeline Community Projects are currently seeking expressions of interest from organisations to join the following project:

This project will support young people who are on the trajectory of serious offending in gangs.

It will focus on improving engagement with education and increasing employability, as well as tackling family factors through close work with other support services.

The Project will support Participants whilst they are in Alternative Provision, in positive structured activities at other times, and in future education, employment and training (EET) activities for at least eighteen months.

This Project will run from Autumn 2020 to June 2023.

Key activities:

  • One to one Mentoring
  • Facilitating engagement in positive activities in and out of school
  • Holistic learning sessions on relationships, mental health, parenting, financial literacy etc.
  • Employability training, employer engagement and work placements, ongoing long-term support to sustain in education, training or employment.
  • Support to the wider family, where it will support sustained outcomes for the Participant.

Target group: Young people aged 15-16 years upon joining who are excluded from school, living in London, and vulnerable to becoming involved in and serious youth violence.

Further details on the ESF 2019-23 Round 3 Fund are available here.

The completion deadline for this LifeLine-Projects-Gang-Prevention-Expression-of-Interest is 5 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd June 2020.

Completed Expressions of Interest should be returned to juliaward@lifelineprojects.co.uk

FREE Virtual Employability Programme

FREE Virtual Employability Programme

‘Reach Up’ programme is for young people between ages 16 – 25, which will be delivered from 29th Sep – 30th Oct weekly in the evenings, which is FREE. It will be delivered by 2-3 Degrees in collaboration with Coca Cola European Partners (CCEP) and UK Youth.

It will allow them to enhance their employability skills, work and develop on their own a social action project, as well as learn more about Coca-cola as a brand and employer, and will get the unique access to hear from different staff members on their roles and careers.  It would be great to share and encourage your young people to get involved.

Please see the link to sign up below:


Phosphoros Theatre Leader Training

Phosphoros Theatre Leader Training

This is an exciting training opportunity delivered by  Phosphoros Theatre for Londoners aged 18-30 with refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds. The training is free with expenses paid. They are looking for people to commit to further shadowing and assisting opportunities that will be paid. The training dates are 22nd, 23rd, and 24th October in Kilburn.

Just to note, rather than taking referrals they would like to hear from those applying themselves. The application form is online here and there is more information on how people can apply in the Application Pack.

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


Guildhall School is offering an exciting, free, digital season of performances, including ground-breaking orchestral concerts and productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a new devised piece, Pod. Find out more here

Supported Application Scheme

The Scheme offers eligible undergraduate applicants to the School a free application, advice, guidance, and invitations to workshops, events, and performances offering valuable support through the audition and interview process.

“It’s allowed me to see shows, hear from students, and come to the school on multiple occasions. It’s bridged the barrier that I once saw between myself and Guildhall, which has now allowed me to approach my auditions with so much more confidence, knowing that I’ve attended and been given these sessions.”

There have been a couple of changes to the Scheme this year, notably:

  • The addition of a direct application route, which ensures that eligible young people who aren’t currently at school/college or working with an organisation are still able to access the support. This route requires applicants to submit evidence of their eligibility, and so if young people in your organisation are interested, I would advise still using the referral route where possible, which enables quicker processing!
  • Amendments to the eligibility criteria.
  • Applicants are no longer capped at two free applications across any number of years – this has been increased to three free applications (only one free application per year).

Further information on the Scheme, including eligibility and the application process, can be found by clicking here. Please do share with anyone who will find this useful. The deadline to apply to the Scheme for Acting courses is 17th December 2020, and for all Production Arts courses is 13th January 2021.

Back In The Game w/ SOHK

Back In The Game w/ SOHK

Do you live in London? Have you been made unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic? SOHK wants to help.

As a direct response to those who have lost their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, School of Hard Knocks has created a shortened, online, and high impact version of our standard eight-week course. With an urgent focus on re-employment, the SOHK Back in the Game course will be delivered every Tuesday and Thursday over a four week period (27th October – 19th November) and will run from 9:30 am to 12:00pm.

What should I expect from the course?
The Back in the Game course will include three compact Zoom sessions (live) each morning for one week, with facilitated group work followed by scheduled 1-1 phone calls in the afternoon to support individual needs. Their dual aim is to help participants both mentally and practically. They want to help participants get into a positive state of mind with some helpful strategies to enable a growth mindset as they consider possible new sectors and employers. They also want to support participants as they get up to speed on their accelerated journey back into work. This includes a CV re-work, thinking through their online profiles and interview preparation and technique.

How do I take part in the course and how do I sign up?
You can do this course entirely from home as long as you have access to Wi-Fi and some means of interacting with the live sessions on a laptop, tablet or even a phone. By utilising the Zoom platform, we will recreate a sense of being together without physically being together.

To register your interest, all you need to do is email info@schoolofhardknocks.org.uk but be quick as the course is limited to 15 spaces.

Level 1 Certificate in Exploring Youth Work

Level 1 Certificate in Exploring Youth Work

There are still some spaces available for the ABC Awards Level 1 Certificate in Exploring Youth Work.

The course is due to start on Thursday 19th November with a 10% discount available for all London Youth members.

For more information about the course, cost, and how to apply, please read the documents linked below:

L1 Certificate – Exploring Youth Work Info Sheet Nov20

Become an Inclusive Fitness Coach

Become an Inclusive Fitness Coach

Increase your confidence to deliver inclusive classes

This workshop has been developed to support qualified coaches, sports instructors, dance teachers & gym instructors to confidently deliver inclusive
classes that include disabled people. Learn the 5 elements necessary to run a safe and developmental inclusive class.

Online workshop dates & booking your place
Thursday’s 5:00pm-9:00pm: 22 October; 19 November 2020 & 18 March 2021

Friday’s 9:00am-1:00pm: 4 December 2020 & 8 January & 19 February 2021

£65 per workshop delegate (first 8 bookings for 2020 will each pay just £55).

For more information and/or to book your place, please email Anita: anita@inclusivefitnesscoach.co.uk

Youth Engagement toolkit

Youth Engagement toolkit

A new youth engagement toolkit, Voice.Opportunity.Power, has launched. It aims to improve how professionals – designers, developers, councils and youth and sports organisations –meaningfully engage young people in planning, development and regeneration. Created by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, the TCPA, Sport England and ZCD Architects, the toolkit is a free resource with practical guidance on how to involve young people (aged 11-18) in the way that places are built and managed. It seeks to place them on an equal footing alongside other stakeholders in the process and responds directly to the Government’s call in the new planning White Paper for greater youth engagement.