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PACE Works: Work & Study Training

Nationwide, Norfolk, Suffolk
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PACE Works:  Building Strength at Your Own PACE

We specialise in helping young people who have struggled in a secondary school setting. Our Work and Study programme helps you to strengthen personal confidence and motivation - allowing you to discover your own personal employment pathway that can enable you to to earn your own living.

We are a leading social enterprise charity and an innovator in individual attitude development, community projects and social action: - The New Meaning Foundation.

We offer everyone who trains with us the opportunity to achieve their potential through our charitable aims and values.

Work and Study Programme

We know that many young people do not consider school or college-based learning environments as their first choice or preferred option, so we offer you an alternative, bespoke and flexible tutorial approach in the workplace, or local to you.  You can design a combination of supported workplace-based training, coaching and one-to-one mentoring to help you progress at your own pace, and to develop the work skills you need to gain employment and positive personal outcomes.

Our innovative programme allows you to build your readiness for employment through a flexible choice of local work placements, 1-2-1 weekly coaching and the freedom to work towards English, Maths and ICT qualifications.

Each young person will be interviewed prior to starting to ensure we help them design the right programme of study for them.  For example: full time or part time, depending on their circumstances and abilities.

Is the course right for you?

  • Structured help to guide you towards confidently earning your own living!
  • This is a Free Course for 16 to 19 year olds
  • We offer training, coaching & mentoring to help you progress
  • We offer you an interview to make sure our course will benefit you
  • PACE Mentors help you to reach your goals
  • Support with finding local Work placements - up to 3 days per week
  • Employment qualifications (including British Values)
  • Functional Skills qualifications (English, Maths and ICT)
  • Pro-Active Life Skills (Attitude) personal development

What past students said: 

"I left school with no qualifications and the Work and Study programme helped me get the maths and English I needed to get onto a College course."

"I was NEET and not sure what to do next. The ToolShed Work and Study programme really helped me improve my qualifications and I am now in full-time work."

"I was a school refuser because of my anxiety – but the ToolShed Work and Study programme helped me to strengthen my confidence to leave the house and get my English and Maths qualifications."

How to get involved

We are now gauging interest for our first programme in Norfolk and Suffolk, which will start early September 2020.  Please contact us using the details at the bottom of this profile. if you think that you might benefit from this flexible and personal-centred approach or if you have any questions as to how the programme works.  If you'd like to refer a young person programme, take a look at this guide.

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