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Why up to date training is important?

It’s always important to keep your training up to date.

We hear it all the time that up-to-date training is important for certain careers and job roles. Does that mean that it’s less important for other jobs and roles? Up to date training is mandatory in certain circumstances but can be really beneficial in others. This month’s blog post looks at why you should think about staff and personal training more in today’s market…

Staying ahead of the curve.

Stay ahead with training

If you are in a profession where it is constantly developing (there aren’t many that aren’t, to be fair) such as a medical or legal professions then you’ll now that there is always something which is changing and you need to keep on top. This is the same with all other professions.

Ask anyone in marketing or sales and they will tell you how fast the market moves and how much they have to adapt and change to stay fresh and up to date. Our own Marketing Specialist attends weekly training sessions with marketing experts to keep our marketing materials up to date.

There are those within businesses who will legally need to keep their training up to date. It’s bad practise to have a first aider who doesn’t have the latest training. This would cause you more problems than saving money on their training would solve. Having your first aid training run out of date can also face legal ramifications. This is the same with lots of topics such as safeguarding and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Why should employers pay for their staff training?

Employers investing in training

Most of you will recognise the quote from Sir Richard Branson; “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to”. This famous quote shows there’s no mystery as to how he became the owner of the Virgin Group.

If you invest in the future of your staff, they are more likely to invest in the future of your business. Look at LinkedIn and you will be able to spot the workers who feel valued in their jobs. They’ll most likely be shouting about how wonderful their job is on social media.

By offering your staff up to date training, you will aid with your own staff retention. People will want to work for a business which cares about them. 9 times out of 10 they will work harder if they feel appreciated within their role.

As an employer, it is in your best interest to offer your staff a wide range of training opportunities. There will be businesses with courses that are “fully funded”, meaning that they are of no cost to your business to have your staff in training.

What courses should you offer to your staff?

What training to choose

Search the internet and you will find a wide range of courses, webinars and training which will be available. Some of these will specifically state that they are designed for Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Others may not state this but are still useful to your staff.

Some of the best courses for your staff will be the ones that your staff find for themselves. After all, they know what topics they will be interested in. Sometimes your staff will use work training as the opportunity to try new skills and for their own development. If they request the training, they are more likely to complete the training as they have shown an interest in the topic.

Other courses may be mandatory for their job, annual refresher training on GDPR for example. So long as other courses are on offer, staff will be understanding of the need for mandatory training. Keeping a record of staff training will cover you for any legal requirements of the training.

For more tips and tricks as to how to find the right course, see our February blog post.

Should you do training when looking for work?

So far we have taken a look at why up to date training is important when you are an employer or in a job, but so many people (particularly through the pandemic) are out of work. Should people looking for work still complete training? Yes. Yes you should.

Not only does training and volunteering count as evidence in your Universal Credit/Jobseekers Allowance evidence, but potential new employers are more likely to look kindly on someone who shows enthusiasm for enhancing their skills. It will show employers that you are passionate about your own future and willing to put in work to get the best out of yourself.

Training opportunities are often available for people looking for work. We at Enable have a wide range of free courses for people who want to develop their skills in various areas. Take a look at some of our Courses and Opportunities for more information. Most of ours are actually designed to help you get into employment.

Attending training courses while you are unemployed, will keep you in a work mindset, demonstrate to employers that you are good at time management, and you are dedicated to your own personal development. Attending training while looking for work you will show potential employers more skills than just those learned in the training course itself.

In short, whether you are an employee, an employer or looking for work, you should make keeping up to date training your highest importance. It will make you as an individual more desirable to businesses and employers. For businesses it will help with:

  • Staff retention
  • Business development and
  • Aid your business image

Staff are more likely to share good stories on social media from a business which cares about it’s staff.

Up to date training is the best thing you can invest in. So get out there and see what your next training opportunity will be! Let us know in the comments how often you attend training and what’s the next course, webinar, or training session you are enrolled on.

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Finding the right course for you

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Our Admin Lead and Marketing Specialist, Flick, gives her advice about finding the right course for you…

“How do I find the right course for me?” I hear this a lot! There are so many courses available out there it can often feel like finding a needle in a haystack.

Don’t worry. We’ve got a magnet to help your search!

In this month’s blog post I’m taking a look into how you can find the perfect course for you. This might not mean a course that’s with us, and that’s okay, we are passionate about your future. Yours. Not ours with you.

Let’s take a look at that magnet:

“It’s the passion which keeps us alive”

Do you have a passion for a topic? Start there. It seems like such a simple answer for where to start but it really is that – simple!

I recall when preparing to do my Independent Study (Dissertation) for University, my tutor said to us “pick a topic that you love. If you don’t love it at the start, you won’t finish it because that mild interest will turn to hate”. This is what has been the driving force for me since that day. If you’re not interested in a subject, you won’t commit to it!

So start with your interests – have you recently read something which sparked your interest? Have you heard of a job that sounds interesting to you but you know you’d need qualifications to get it?

It’s no good trying to be interested in what other people are interested in. I’ve known people who try to be interested in something because other people are and it just doesn’t work out. It ends up causing them either heartache or headaches. My advice – steer clear of trying to do this!

You’re in control of your course decision. Not everyone was born to be the next Stephen Hawking – if you’re not interested in physics, don’t try to be! Be true to yourself. And if you don’t know what interests you, research!

I personally got into the job I wanted to as I loved the idea of being in an office with my fingers dancing across the keys… I had no idea WHAT sort of office I wanted to work in. I just loved the idea of hearing keyboards clacking and my high heels clicking as I walked across the office to the coffee machine. So I went for a job in administration, and I’ve learned and I’ve grown since that point!

It’s the same with your search, have a starting point. An interest. A passion. Build on that and there’ll be no knowing where it might lead you!

Your time is precious.

We are all busy people in our own right. Whether you’re the sort of busy person who watches Netflix all day, or are the sort of person who never seems to sit down, your time is important to you. We understand this.

You’re not going to want to enrol on a course which doesn’t fit with your schedule. You like doing the things you like. So why enrol on a course which is going to take you away from those things?

Just as the above, if a course takes you away from the things you like to do, you’re not going to enjoy it. You’ll end up resenting it. And, you’ll (most likely) drop out of the course to go back to the things you enjoy!

Trust us, we’ve seen it happen! People enrol on a course and then, because they have to choose between their morning yoga (which they’ve been doing for 12 years) and the course, they choose the yoga – rather them than me, personally! (I’ve never been that flexible)

So once you have found a course which interests you, make sure the course fits around you and your schedule. Yes, you may have to move a few things around to make time for study, but so long as you don’t have to stop doing the things you love to do, it could be the course for you!

Nobody like to be taken away from the things they enjoy!

“It’s all about the money, money, money!”

Yes, unfortunately, not all courses are funded nor free (insert sad face emoji here). So you need to consider the financial implications of the courses you are looking at.

One of the first questions to ask yourself is “How is the course paid for?”

Enable has a wide range of courses which are free to people living in certain areas, or who are out of work. But it’s no good applying for these courses if they don’t fit with the above two points… signing up for a course just because it’s free doesn’t make it the right course for you! This is why cost is the third thing you need to look at.

Some courses will operate on a sort of “Buy Now, Pay Later” option. For example, our Access to Higher Education courses can be paid for with an Advanced Learner Loan which you don’t pay back until you are earning over a certain threshold OR, if you head off to University after completion, the loan is replaced by your Student Finance loan.

We also have courses which will gain you qualifications and work experience while you continue to claim your Universal Credit/Job Seekers Allowance, such as our Traineeships. So while the course will not cost you anything directly, you will be earning while you learn, it also counts towards your Universal Credit/Job Seekers evidence.

Yes, there are courses which we (and other providers) offer which you do have to pay for. It’s always worth asking the question of the business how much they cost. You might need to think about these a little more – will gaining a paid for qualification get you a promotion or a job which will bring in more money to your household? If so, in my opinion, then they are worth the outlay!

No business will begrudge you saying that they cost of a course is outside of your budget. Ask the question. Most training providers will be happy to answer your questions about their courses.

Location. Location. Location.

Maybe this is a higher priority for you than 4th in the list… feel free to swap it to where you think it comes in terms of priority.

For me, if the past 12 months have shown us anything, it’s how to work, learn and socialise remotely. From the comforts of our own home, under a blanket, in pjs if needs be! We all know how many businesses have adapted throughout the pandemic – if you don’t, I’d suggest you go and check their social media pages; we’ve all been shouting about it!

So many courses used to be unavailable for people; you can hardly expect someone from Penzance to attend a 9am training course in Newcastle the next day… but some courses are still location based. You need to look at this.

Online courses are great, but some will return to classroom based learning. This is why you need to check which they are and are they a reasonable travel distance for you?

If they’re not, that’s okay, you need to keep looking. I can almost guarantee that once you know what you are looking for, you will be able to find a course which is within a distance you are willing to travel.

The courses are out there – start searching!

One final thing to think about…

If you’ve been able to answer the above questions for yourself, you’ve probably found multiple places that offer courses which you’re interested in… so, how do you choose between them?

Look at the training providers themselves. You’re probably looking at their website, so take a look at their “about us” section. Hopefully this should tell you more about who the business is, and you should begin to get a feel for the company and if you would enjoy learning from them.

Some training providers are very professional in their approach and that works for many people, others are more relaxed and less formal which people may not like.

At Enable we are the latter, we aren’t what many would describe as a “formal” charity. We like people to get to know the whole team behind the business. We are a small charity with only a handful of staff, so this approach works for us. It can be difficult for larger organisations to achieve the same level of formality as us (don’t get me wrong, some do manage it!).

It’s all about what works well for you.

Don’t be afraid to ask the training providers questions such as:

  • “Who is the tutor for X course?” – Do they have a segment on their website introducing you to them?
  • “What contact would I have with the tutor?” – Is there a WhatsApp/Facebook group for you to speak to other learners and the tutor?

You need to know that you can work well with the provider to get the most from your course.

Following these simple steps should help you find the right course for you. Always remember to put what you want first. It is, after all, your course and your learning. You should want to get the most out of it.

In short; plan, research and ask questions!

The more you know the better you can make an informed decision. The more informed your decision is about your learning, the more likely you are to achieve your dreams and goals.

2020 A Year in Hindsight

Where to begin?

We can’t say that 2020 wasn’t a shocking year for all of us, but who would have thought this time last year that it would have turned out the way it did?! We certainly didn’t. In fact, this time last year we were very hopeful that we would be able to continue delivering courses as “normal”. We never would have guessed that schools and education centres would have been forced to close!

2020 Calendar

The beginning of 2020

January 2020 we set up for another exciting year of improving the lives of people in and around the East Midlands. We had courses planned, venues booked and it looked set to be a great year. Our staff were confident in their roles and we had got our work routine down to a T.

In February we started to get a little nervous… this pandemic seemed to be heading for our shores and other countries had shut down in order to stop the spread. We waited in anticipation of how this would affect us. While we waited, we didn’t sit still! We kept planning for a brilliant 2020; our courses were blooming, learners were excited, businesses looked forward to welcoming their apprenticeships etc. We knew one thing for sure, whatever this pandemic threw at us, we would be able to hit back!

I think it would be safe to say that the announcement in March was a blow to us all, mentally I think we all felt crushed that the country was to go into a “lockdown” situation. Do you remember that feeling as the announcement was made? I think we heard the entire country sigh as one. We had taken the decision the Friday before the announcement to have our staff work from home. The government announcement meant that some of our tutors needed to go on a steep learning curve to adapt their classes for online. Some of our tutors had never delivered a course via this method before. They all took it greatly in their stride.

The second half of March and the beginning of April was a busy time for us, many of our learners were contacting us in a desperate panic; wondering how this lockdown would affect their course and their prospects after their course. We were confident that our tutors would give them the best support ever – and boy, did they step up to the plate! By April all of our learners had been contacted and reassured that we would continue with their course where possible online. For those learners who were yet to start their community learning course, we made the decision that some of our courses could not go ahead as planned. We were devastated, but we had to look as to whether the online option would be suitable for those who needed additional support, and many may not have access to the internet.

Furlough

In April we made another difficult decision; to make some of our staff furloughed. This was a difficult decision for the management to make because the staff were happy to work from home and were still being productive, but with the cancellation of certain courses workloads had lightened. They knew that it wasn’t going to be easy on the staff who weren’t being furloughed as they would need to support the areas of the business the furloughed staff usually looked after.

We still didn’t sit still. We bid for more courses and more training opportunities. We realised that we could put some of the cancelled classes onto online courses with the right learners and the summer looked prosperous.

Even our furloughed staff didn’t sit still. While they were on furlough they attended training sessions for their areas of expertise They got involved in their local communities, and helped others through the lockdown situation and the pandemic. The volunteered. They got involved. They helped.

We really don’t sit still!

Busy street

Throughout the summer we had our Traineeship Tender Funding Call too. This was an exciting prospect for our members and other training providers to join with us to deliver traineeships in academic year 2020/21. This went out all over our website, social media and emails. We had a fantastic response!

Throughout the whole situation we had weekly Zoom catch ups with all the team (including those who were furloughed) where we discussed everything from the bids we were looking into, to the latest craft craze our ladies were enjoying (hint – if you haven’t tried Diamond Painting yet, you’re in for an addictive treat!)

Our furloughed staff rejoined us at the beginning of the summer holidays and we sure enjoyed having them back! It felt like the family coming back together again. There just wasn’t a lot of time for the reunion before we were back to the grindstone and working away as hard as ever as the 2019/20 academic year came to a close! And sadly, there were no friendly hugs in reunion.

2020 – New Office

In amongst all of this we moved offices – even now we aren’t quite sure where we found the time to do such things! We moved into our new office and we started to make it look like “home”. We had great fun decorating and sorting all of our equipment. Laying claims to our desk spaces and making the building look inviting to guests, visitors and learners alike.

It was clear by now that things needed to change for our brand new office space – our Risk Assessments needed updating! So our beautiful new office needed a revamp! We got straight to work marking out 2 metre “zones” on the floor to ensure our staff and visitors stayed safe while they were in the building. We’ve put hand sanitiser stations at the entrance to every room. We’ve created signage to ensure that people understand what we expect of them coming into the office. We’ve got our very own QR code for the NHS Track and Trace system and a paper form to be signed by those who do not have a smartphone (as not all of our learner do).

Our Health and Safety Officer, Sam, has worked bloomin’ hard to make sure that we are all safe when we venture into the office. We can’t thank her enough for all her hard work!

With all of this in place, we were all set to go back into the office in October. We had a schedule, everyone was to be in the office a maximum of 2 days a week and working from home for the rest of their hours… and then we heard the government were announcing another lockdown. We went back to working from home.

While we have enjoyed working from home (let’s face it, the commute to the “office” is a lot easier) we do miss the office chat and camaraderie. We miss hearing the shout of “I’m making a brew, who wants one?” We still have the weekly Zoom chats, and regularly keep in touch, but it’s not the same. We are hopeful that 2021 will see the return to the office for some if not all of our staff!

Looking forward to 2021

Throughout the entire of 2020, one thing that didn’t stop, nor change, was our passion for skills development and our support of our learners. Many of our tutors and mentors reported that they were supporting learners in more than just their subject. Tutors became more than educators, they became a friend, they became a shoulder to lean on (figuratively, of course) and they helped learners to alleviate the stress of 2020. We have kept working throughout the pandemic and we will continue to diligently work towards a better 2021 for learners across the UK.

2020 has taught us a lot, it has taught us how to be resilient in the face of the unknown. We hope to continue this outlook into 2021. As we face the third lockdown we know that we have the skills and opportunities to come back stronger than before.

Take a look at our Courses and Opportunities for more information on what courses are available online.

Learning at Home the easy way

Those of you who are observant will notice that we didn’t release a blog post in October. We’ll be honest, we were so busy with our new Digital Skills and Community Learning courses that our blog post got forgotten! However, we think this blog fits better in November after England has just gone into a national lockdown for the month; sharing our tips and tricks for how to get the best of your learning at home seems apt!

So grab a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy our latest blog! We promise to get December’s blog post out on time so that you don’t miss out!

How do you get the most from learning at home?

If you read any guide to parenting, or listen to any parenting advice, they will tell you that “Children need routine”. But why does it have to be different for adults? Surely what is good for the goose is good for the gander?

We think if you asked the top 100 CEOs in the UK about what makes them so successful, they would answer “hard work and dedication”, but they can’t just do it on one day and be successful. They would need to do this every day, so it become habit. So that it becomes a routine.

Plan your learning at home

This is what you need to be good at learning at home. Just with working at home, learning at home needs to become part of your daily routine. If you can fit in half an hour to an hour every day to learn something new, you are well on your way to success!

“But I simply just don’t have the time!”

We hear this a lot. We hear that busy people just don’t have the time to squeeze in an extra half an hour or an hour of learning a day. It sounds a lot, especially when you are juggling a busy schedule in the first place – with kids, work, and the dreaded housework too! It’s actually very simple to fit in some time to focus on you and yourself with all the other task which must be done.

Listen to podcasts to learn at home

Many people now listen to podcasts, they’ve become part of everyday life for so many. So why not, while you are doing the ironing or bathing the kids, listen to an educational podcast? Instead of listening to Michelle Obama’s inspirational podcast, why not listen to someone talking through a topic that you are studying? A simple change to add learning to your daily routine!

Not a fan of podcasts? (or don’t have the time to listen to them?) but you can grab a quick half an hour of reading before you turn the light off for bed at night… swap the latest Danielle Steele novel for a textbook a few nights a week. We aren’t suggesting that you should give up on reading for fun in favour of learning, but just a couple of nights a week will give you some great ideas to ponder as you drift into the land of Nod.

Where to learn at home?

So now that we’ve discovered that you do have time to learn, where to do it? Once you have found the time in your routine for your learning, find a space to. Just as with when most of us started working from home during lockdown, learning at home can become quite difficult to juggle around the family too.

Find a space to learn at home

Make some space – just like a home office, create a designated space for your learning. Whether that’s in the bedroom, the garden shed, the dining room table; it doesn’t matter. Just find a little corner of your world that is your dedicated learning space. When you are in that space with your books and your computer, you are in the learning mindset.

Remove distractions – oh how easy is it to click onto Facebook or Instagram just to check if your latest post has gone viral? Don’t do it! Before you know it’s been three hours and you’ve got nothing done! If you can, we would recommend leaving your phone off (or at least you social media!)

Make your learning space comfy – there’s nothing worse than trying to learn with your foot slowly going to sleep! Unless it’s once you’ve got pins and needles!

“All the gear, no idea” or “be prepared”

Some people are big fans of stationery. When there’s a new topic to learn, they buy themselves a new dedicated notebook to that topic. Knowing that all the notes for that subject will be in that one area is a great help for some.

Whatever works for you, go with it. Some people thrive on the super organised and colour co-ordinated way of learning. Some thrive on the erratic, post-it notes and bits of paper flying everywhere. Once you have found your learning style, throw yourself into it full heartedly!

Have a plan of what you want to achieve each learning session and stick to it… want to write a synopsis of the latest chapter? Need to create a mind map to help you compare and contrast the poems? No problem when you’ve got the right tools for the job!

Learning at Home – It’s that simple!

It really is that simple to learn from home:

  • Make time to learn
  • Find a space to learn
  • Get the right tools for your learning style

So now what is stopping you? There’s no excuse not to learn something new. In the time it’s taken you to read this blog post you could have learned how English archers won the battle of Agincourt or what hormone is produced during exercise and it’s benefit in combatting mental ill health! Not that we are encouraging you not to read our blog posts, but we hope that you can now see how easy it is to learn something new.

If you are still struggling to discover your passion and the right course for you, Enable can help with that. Talk to us and see how we can help you use these skills to enhance your career. Learning is so important, there’s a reason why so many businesses invest so much in Continuous Professional Development; learning is important. Get started today!

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What courses do we provide?

Enable's courses and options

What different training courses do we offer?

Over the past couple of months, we have introduced you to Enable and our colleagues. We have mentioned a few of the courses which we currently offer to businesses and individuals in the UK. This month we thought it would be a good idea to expand on that in a little more detail. If you remember, and have read our first blog post, we have a wide range of courses available – but did you know there are different topics within those courses?! And we are adding to them all the time!

Let’s have a quick look at them all, before you head off into the website to look in greater detail:

Apprenticeships

Have you ever watched The Apprentice? Well these are nothing like that! No scary board room, no tyrant telling you “you’re fired” for making a genuine mistake as you learn, no scary business proposals and jargon on day one. Our apprenticeships are the real thing! Yes, there is a work placement, but you won’t just be left to fend for yourself from the get-go. These courses are about you working with and learning from experienced people to develop your skills. Enable offers a wide range of topics for you to choose from. Your work placement will be mutually agreed to get the best fit! We can also support you in improving your Maths, English and ICT if needed. This course is ideal for people under 25 who left school or college with very little idea of where they wanted to go in life or don’t have the skills nor qualifications to get there. We have various levels within this course and many of our apprentices either enter full time employment or progress onto the next level of apprenticeship at the end of their first course.

Traineeships

These are very similar to apprenticeships, but rather than thinking of them as a 6 to 8 week work placement, they are more like an elongated interview. Where you really get to learn about the business you are placed with and they get to learn about you. Again, we will help you with your Maths and English qualifications. Most of our learners, at the end of their traineeship either go onto an apprenticeship (you’re hired!), go back into education (let’s improve those skills!) or they go onto full time employment (and that’s usually with the employer they’ve been working with for the past 2 months!). Traineeships are for young people who are unemployed and not in education, this helps boost their skills to develop into the career that they cannot get on their own. This course helps people develop their all-round skills and career prospects.

Access to Higher Education

This one is exactly what it says (on the tin) – these courses help you to access higher education. If you’ve always wanted to go to University but you didn’t get the grades you needed, these courses are your stepping stone! This is our fastest growing contract, we add more course topics every year. Why do we add more when we offer so many? Because we work hard to give our learners courses they want! It’s that simple! We have so much positive feedback from learners who have graduated and got into their top choice of University! It was our first course that we adapted for learning at home, having delivered this across the country we are great at connecting to our learners – a match made in heaven! This course is perfect for people over the age of 25 who missed out on the opportunity to go to University as a teenager

Community Learning

Again, another explanatory title for a learning opportunity with Enable. This is the opportunity to do some learning within your community. This is where we take time to develop the skills of people across Nottingham preparing them for getting back into work as well as improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We have courses which cover boosting your confidence, basic maths and English skills (including how these are vital in everyday life like budgeting), some nutrition and mindfulness training also. This really is everything you could want to improve your situation whether at work or at home. These courses are usually only a couple of weeks long, and just because you enrol on one, doesn’t mean you can’t enrol on more!

Mental Health First Aid

We would argue this is one of our most important courses that we offer. Everyone has been talking about Mental Health over the course of the pandemic, and how we need to improve it overall. The simple answer is to have more people qualified in MHFA (because it’s just too long to type every time!) This is a two day course which develops your listening skills and your understanding on how to be a better employer. This course is vital to business owners and managers. This course can

  • help with staff retention
  • lead to fewer sick days being taken
  • create a better atmosphere at work
  • improve your own personal mental health

The statistics regarding the detrimental effects of poor mental health are staggering. We would love to see more people taking part in this course to try to lessen the negative effects of poor mental health in the workplace.

Adult Education

We haven’t been very imaginative with our course titles for this one. This one is for adults who want to improve their education. Mainly we focus on Maths and English skills, and this is usually in Nottingham too. Hey! We are good at teaching Maths and English, so we stick to it. Many people who take part in these courses have done our short courses as part of the Community Learning. Adult Education courses are more in-depth and accredited learning (meaning you get an actual qualification in the subject). We do have people who come straight to us for these courses as they need the qualification to apply for their dream job. As the name suggests, this course is for adults. Anyone over the age of 18 who failed to get qualifications in Maths and English when at school.

ESOL

We’re guessing you’ve never heard of this; most people haven’t. Education providers love acronyms which mean bog all to other people. “ESOL” stands for “English Speaking as an Other Language”. We teach people how to speak, read, write and understand English when it isn’t their first language. Predominantly we have delivered these courses for Syrian refugees who are in and around Nottingham. As the name suggests this course is designed for people who do not speak nor understand English. We do offer accreditation with this course, meaning that we offer them qualifications to take to prospective employers.

GAINN

This stands for “Growth And Inclusion in North Northamptonshire”. Simply put, we discovered that teenagers in North Northamptonshire were struggling with poor mental health and isolation. This meant that they were at higher risk to being unemployed, and at risk for having suicidal thoughts. The statistics were shocking and we wanted to change this. We needed to make a positive impact in our Northamptonshire community; we are a community sector charity, after all! This project is aimed at people aged 16 to 24 who are unemployed. It encourages them to get involved in voluntary work within their community. We help them to develop their people skills, increase their confidence and get into employment. We started this project late last year and are already seeing that the young people are thriving. Particularly through this pandemic this course has been vital for young people in Northamptonshire.

What next?

There is a simple answer – contact us. If you are interested in any of the courses we offer, and you want to know more about them; contact us to ask.

We are available through our website: enable.uk.net/contact-us

We are available on social media:    

Facebook – @EnableUK

Twitter – @EnableNotts

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/enable-the-learning-and-skills-consortium-

We look forward to hearing from you!