The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month job placements for young people. The scheme aims to support and aid employers to help young people to develop new skills and to help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart.
Our kickstart support packages are bespoke for each candidate based on their job role and individual needs & training analysis. We are maximising the use of our adult education budget to deliver a thorough training offer for every Kickstarter.
It is important for us to offer a well-rounded, blended approach to kickstart training that develops the whole person. We split our kick start delivery into 5 main themes.
Due to the nature of our business, we can offer a wide range of training in a flexible delivery way to suit the needs of the trust. We have indicated below the hours that are attributed to the programme rather than the delivery methodology as this will be very much in consultation with the trust and delivered in a flexible way to meet the needs of the trust.
|Skills and Knowledge|
|Mental Health Awareness||6 hours|
|Stress Awareness||6 hours|
|Alchohol Awareness||6 hours|
|Substance Misuse Awareness||6 hours|
|Customer Service||25 hours|
|Business Administration||25 hours|
Basic skills development would be based on the outcome of the initial assessment levels and in consultation with the trust. If kick-starters would like to gain a qualification in the below this can be agreed in consultation with the trust
|Basic Skills Development|
|English||Up to 30 hours|
|Maths||Up to 30 hours|
|Digital Skills||Up to 30 hours|
|Discover your confidence||25 hours|
|Applying for jobs (in a virtual world)||7 hours|
|Online interview techniques||7 hours|
|Which way next?||7 hours|
We have a direct adult education budget with both the CPCA and ESFA and therefore a lot of our offer can be funded. Where we can fund through AEB we are advising that kickstart delivery budgets should be aligned to mentoring & coaching for individuals going through the programme and for those that do not meet the funding criteria for the adult education budget.