1 EMPLOYABILITY TRAINING – BASIC
- AN HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PREPARING PEOPLE TO ENTER ENTRY LEVEL JOBS.
- Advocating for Myself: This course will develop the student’s vocabulary around wellbeing, resilience and self-esteem. This is a reflective course which aims for participants to identify their skills and resources within a group setting. The aim is for the course to introduce the student to peer support group work. This course aims to provide students with resilience and coping skills necessary whilst waiting to access more mainstream mental health support.
- Hello Neighbour: The course covers all the language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) through lessons on functional, everyday topics such as personal introductions, shopping, and going to the GP. This approach builds learner skills and confidence to engage with people and services their local neighbourhood, and progress onto higher level English courses, such as Hello Job.
- Hello Job: This unaccredited course is designed for pre-entry to Entry 1 level English language students who wish to gain employment in an entry level job, or to progress onto an entry level employment course. It is a natural progression for students who have completed the Hello Neighbour course. Hello Job teaches English language skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) in the context of teaching practical employability skills, such as CV writing and interview skills. This course is suited to students who have had little to no formal education in either English nor their mother tongue, and/or whose first language is in a non-roman alphabet script.
2 SEESI (Strengthening Employments Skills for Employment & Integration)
- SEESI is a unique course training people from refugee backgrounds to provide support and community work in their first language(s). The course covers both the key knowledge (benefits, employment etc.) as well as the soft skills needed to work in this type of role, covering the key social, civic and economic dimensions. These are taught through four workbooks (details below) which have been developed by ACH in collaboration with European partners to validate the quality. Participants in this course typically go on to work in the VCS sector, as support and/or advice workers (either on a paid or voluntary basis).
3 DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING
- Aimed at people who want to get into well paid digital skills jobs. Online learning and development using training platforms (such as IBM Skillsbuild) to do self studying supported by mentors.