In designing our programmes we communicate widely with local employers so that what we can help meet local needs.
We offer practical courses to improve skills, build confidence and prepare people for work with employability skills, ICT, English, Maths and Traineeships. See the Traineeship menu for information on Traineeships.
Our certificated courses include subjects such as literacy, numeracy, IT, and Employability Skills. We are OCR and BCS accredited and deliver training from Entry 1 through to Level 2. We also deliver the ECDL ICT qualification at Levels 1 and 2.
Aimed at 16-23 year olds who are not quite ready for an apprenticeship. Eligibility: 16-18 year olds should have less than a full Level 3 qualification
19-23 year olds should have less than a full level 2 qualification
Activities include English, Maths and Employability qualifications and a work placement and support to get into apprenticeships or work
Aimed at 18+ benefits claimants signing on at Mitcham Jobcentre who are committed to finding work. Applicants have to have an SL2 form signed by the Jobcentre to confirm that they are eligible and that their work coach agrees to them joining the programme. Work programme participants are not eligible.
Intensive 6 week coaching programme that includes IAG, CV review, introductions to employers for jobs and work experience.
JSA claimants – to be placed within 13 weeks
ESA claimants – to be placed within 26 weeks
Funded by DWP Flexible Support Fund
We are a member of the London Learning Consortium.
The experience we have working with our tenants, means we know which courses to provide and how to offer them in the most effective way for people who may have had poor experiences of education in the past.
In 2013 148 people gained qualifications through Grenfell. Of the 100 long term unemployed people who used our service 40 gained sustainable employment.