Access To Employment

Our Access To Employment Programme is designed for Ages 16 to 18 with the aim to provide essential development and employability skills.


Programme Overview

Our Access To Employment Programme has been designed for young people Ages 16 to 18 (or 19 to 24 with an EHCP) with the aim to provide essential personal development and employability skills so that you are fully prepared for the world of work.

This specialist programme offers a completely different way of learning that will not only help you kick-start a great career, but will help you achieve things you never thought possible and succeed in every aspect of your life.

Our programme has been designed with engaging activities and sessions that replicate aspects of working life, it is nothing like school, sixth form or college.

Whilst on this programme, you will also be completing units from the Level 2 Introduction to the workplace Diploma.

Eligibility Criteria

- Are You Aged 16 - 18 (or 19 to 24 with an EHCP)?

- Have you been living in the UK for 3+ years?

- Not in School, College or Sixth Form?

- Have no Work Experience?

- Based in the West Midlands?

Next Start Date: August 2022

"I have gained more confidence and are now able to talk to different people, I’ve learnt about personal skills and a lot about teamwork, trust and dedication. I have learnt about articulation which will help with my interviews and being safe on the internet and about using social media, I have also improved on my English. The sessions have really benefited me and I have learnt a lot. My mom is really proud of me and is pleased that I am attending GFT"


Curriculum Overview

Personal & Social Development

- Self-assessment and Personal Reflection
- Managing social relationships and behaviours
- Posture and articulation
- Mindfulness
- Team building
- Career planning


- Social Networks and on-line safety
- CV Writing skills
- Interview techniques
- Customer Service
- Health and Wellbeing
- Presentation skills

Enhanced Curriculum

- Preparing for work
- Conflict resolution
- Telephone skills
- Money management
- Starting a business
- Social media for business
- Driving Theory test sessions
- Health and safety & Safeguarding
- Sustainability
- HE/FE Visits

In a professional role

Gain experience with a real employer in a professional working environment

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