Further Learning: Steps Programme
The Steps programme is a one year course aimed at helping young people on the road to employment and awards a variety of qualifications depending on the individual learners.
The Steps Towards Employment and Progression (Steps) programme is for young people with a Education Health and Care Plan. The course is tailored to the young people’s needs and involves classroom based learning and opportunities for real work experience. It prepares them to move onto paid employment, long term voluntary work, progression on to a Supported Internship or a vocational college course specific to their goals.
This course, which is run in conjunction with Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES). There are modules on Preparation for Work, Citizenship, ICT and also allows learners to develop their skills in maths and English. Young people will complete work tasters and blocks of work experience to help with learning real-world skills.
Steps also offers training in job searching, confidence building, and traveling independently.
The courses are held at adult community learning centres, this year Steps is at Forum Learning in Wythenshawe for two days each week. Some learners progress onto a second year where there is a continued focus on work preparation and life skills, these sessions are being held at Abraham Moss Adult Learning Centre and Rusholme Army Reserve Centre.