Want to be
What do you
WANT TO BE?
Want to change
Do you want to be
SUCCESSFUL? Join our Options and Choices course! Options and Choices is a course for people who are 16 and over, who have been in trouble with the law. It aims to help you with your English, Maths and life skills. There is also lots of help for you if English isn’t your first language. We understand that there may be other things in your life bothering you such as friends, family, housing, drugs or alcohol - all the things that might stop you from getting a qualification or finding a job. You will get one-to-one help and support to deal with these things, if you need it. We also work closely with your YOT or Probation worker, so everyone works together on supporting you. Usually we ask people to attend a couple of hours a day, 3 or 4 times a week, for about 12 weeks. Your travel and lunch is paid for. Lessons take place in small groups and one-to-one sessions. We will work with you to find the way of learning that suits you best.
If you are interested in starting this course speak to your YOT or Probation worker and take this leaflet with you to your next meeting. You can also call us directly on 020 7243 4812.
ABOUT THE COURSE What qualification will I be doing?
You will be working towards gaining a ‘Skills for Life qualification’. This award will help you move on to college or on to vocational training. You might start an Apprenticeship or you could move straight into a job.
I didn’t do very well at school, what happens if I don’t understand the course?
We will work with you until you are confident you know what you are doing. If you don’t understand, we will help you until you do.
What else will I be doing?
We can offer you a chance to try work tasters. This means working with a person in a company and getting to know what they do. You would then decide if you might like to do that for a living.
When can I start the course?
If you have a YOT or Probation worker have them to contact us on your behalf. Or you can contact us directly on 020 7243 4812. We will make an appointment to meet you and you can start as soon as you are ready.
Do you want to
GET A JOB?
Do you want to be an actor, chef, model, teacher, photographer, DJ, radio presenter...? I want a job but don’t know what I can do?
We will explore your job options with you. We will help you think about what you want to be, and work out what you need to do to get there.
Try a work placement
We find an employer who is willing to give you a chance to do a job for a couple of weeks in their organisation. You might work in a shop as an assistant, in a hotel kitchen, in a photography lab where they print photos or as an administrator in an office. We will work to find a placement that really interests you.
If I got a job interview, how would you help? We will make sure that you know about the company you are going to and have the rights clothes to wear. We will practice the interview with you so that you know what you are going to say. We can come with you and make you sure you find the right place. We will then wait for you to finish the interview.