Free courses for young adults at Hastings college

Sussex Coast College Hastings
Sussex Coast College Hastings

A Hastings college is offering young adults an opportunity to forge a new path to success with a selection of free January programmes.

The foundation learning courses at Sussex Coast College Hastings (SCCH) are aimed at young people, primarily 16-18 year-olds, who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs).

Figures show that Hastings has one of the highest numbers of NEETs in East Sussex so SCCH provides a range of 10 to 14 week courses to give young people the confidence and skills to change that.

Such as the Prince’s Trust Team programme gives 16 to 25 year-olds the opportunity to build self-confidence and personal development, as well work as a team and gain interview and employability skills.

Organiser Helen Bowler said: “The team take part in lots of team building exercises, as well as community projects, a residential week, and work experience – which has a high success of turning into employment for the students.”

The 12-week Traineeship programme is geared up towards young learners who are looking to go into an apprenticeship or employment, but do not have the work experience and/or qualifications necessary to do so.

“The students gain really valuable employability skills, as well as develop their personal brand and gain functional skills in English and maths,” said organiser Tony Giles.

“After the 12 weeks, our students have the perfect path to an apprenticeship or employment.”

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