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Training 2000 is widely recognised as a leader in the delivery of vocational education and work-based learning. Formally trained to a minimum NVQ Level 6 in Careers Guidance, our dedicated 14-19 Engagement Team are currently working in over 70 schools across the North West delivering sessions and activities that inform and inspire young people about their future career opportunities. The government reforms in education have brought about the largest changes schools have seen. These changes promote the delivery of high quality and valued learning routes for all young people, with the emphasis on individual learning opportunities. To ensure these changes are successful, the right support must be in place for all young people to enable them to access impartial and specialist information, advice and guidance to assist them with their future career planning.
The Education Act 2011, places a duty upon schools to provide independent and impartial careers guidance for pupils. Training 2000 can support you by providing impartial careers guidance interviews that support young people, enabling them to make better informed choices regarding their Post 16 careers education.
Impartial one to one CEIAG guidance raises aspirations, builds confidence and supports young people to successfully progress through key transition points. Formally qualified to NVQ Level 6 in Careers Guidance and Development the team will support and complement your Careers Education programme, fulfilling your statutory requirements under the Education Act. Working closely with your school, bespoke careers guidance packages can be designed to suit your individual requirements.
“Training 2000 delivered a bespoke package that enabled the delivery of the school’s impartial and independent IAG interviews. The advice was very well received by the students and the sessions actively supported each student’s progression process. The school is going to continue this very successful first year of interviews conducted by Training 2000 into next year.”
Karen Higson, Student Advice and Guidance Officer, South Craven School
Now more than ever, young people should be leaving school with the knowledge to make fully informed decisions about their futures. Raising of the Participation Age focuses on getting young people to stay in education until 18 years of age. Your IAG obligations require you to provide pupils with impartial advice about all post-16 options. Our team of highly qualified 14-19 Engagement Advisers can deliver specialist presentations informing both Year 10 & 11 pupils about their post 16 opportunities. The highly interactive presentations are designed to engage and stimulate discussion whilst providing information about the range of work based learning opportunities available, potential earnings and entry routes.
We are happy to support these events and have the opportunity to discuss with parents and pupils the various options available to them when leaving school. We will be able to advise them on the qualifications and entry requirements required for career pathways and programmes at Training 2000.
A range of programmes have been designed for delivery from primary through to secondary education that helps schools meet their statutory duty to promote gender equality and diversity. These programmes offer a range of activities which inspire and encourage young people to explore the barriers that stereotyping brings resulting in limited lifestyles. Tackling issues such as occupational segregation and the gender pay gap, the sessions provoke discussions that challenge discrimination in terms of gender, disability and ethnicity. Using interactive resources, pupils are encouraged to consider issues from a variety of perspectives and to understand their impact on future aspirations and decision-making. Starting at primary level, the programme will ideally continue through to Year 9 in preparation for pupils choosing their options. However, the sessions are designed to be delivered on an individual year group basis, should it be required.
“We will definitely be asking Training 2000 to deliver units at KS3 in the future. The feedback from our pupils and teaching staff has been overwhelmingly positive. The resources were of a very high quality and there was opportunity for reflection and progression as attitudes changed over the course of the lesson.”
Amanda Ferguson, Curriculum Leader Living Education, St Michael’s Church of England High School
Supported by organisations such as WISE (Women into Science and Engineering), these stimulating and thought provoking days provide girls with information about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) related careers. Aimed at raising aspirations through a series of exercises that challenge issues like the gender pay gap and “women’s” work, the activities prove to be both inspirational and motivational. Available in Automotive, Construction and Engineering each day will focus on hands on activities in our state of the art facilities.
“It was a pleasure to observe the Girls Allowed in Engineering event. The activities clearly engaged the learners and allowed them to try things they would not normally have access to.”
Jill Collins, Project Manager for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology, Sheffield Hallam University
Engineering is one of the most important job sectors globally, offering a wide variety of careers. It is about bringing good ideas into reality using a range of problem solving and creative skills. Our Engineering programmes can be delivered at our Blackburn site or at our Vocational Centre at Corpus Christi College in Preston. Training 2000 is one of the largest independent work based learning providers, with almost 50 years experience of delivering high quality work based learning and training programmes. Our Engineering programme for schools is available across the North West.
Click here for more information on our Saturday Morning Club for those who want to give engineering a go.
WiSE 5’s is an innovative project created by Training 2000 and run in partnership successfully with many schools over the last five years.
Designed specifically for year five and six primary school pupils, the 1-day programme uses a range of interactive and fun techniques to introduce the concept of stereotyping to a younger audience and bust the myths around gender and ethnicity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers. Find out more.
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