If you’re applying for Future Goals, you MUST be 18-24 and unemployed.
If you’re applying for Positive Progressions, you MUST be over 18, unemployed, have dependent children living with you and have health needs, skills issues or financial problems.
If you’re applying for Action Towards Inclusion, you MUST be over 18, unemployed and have an additional barrier to work such as health needs, skills issues or financial problems.
If you’re concerned that you’ve applied for the wrong project, speak to our team when you have your one-to-one interview and they will do their best to help you find the course that’s right for you.
Before all our projects places are allocated there is a referral process and initial interview stage.
To be able to start our projects you must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom.
We have very high levels of satisfaction. However, from time to time things do go wrong. If you are not satisfied with your course then please do one of the following:
Occasionally, classes have to be cancelled because of bad weather conditions. In adverse weather conditions it is not feasible for us to contact everyone, so please check before travelling. We will post information about closed classes on our website and via social media.[/sm_column_text]
“Prevent” is one strand of the UK Government’s anti-terrorism strategy, designed to raise awareness of and report any behaviours which might be a sign that an individual is being radicalised or might adopt extremist ideas. We incorporate “Prevent” into our safeguarding arrangements designed to keep all of our learners safe.
People might become radicalised when they are vulnerable, through circumstances such as economic pressures, relationship breakdown or changes in family or personal situations. Of course, these are not in themselves signs that somebody will become radicalised, more that individuals in such situations are more vulnerable.
If you have a concern about an individual, then you should alert your tutor or another member of our staff who will know what to do next and be able to inform you of our procedure. Remember you are simply reporting a concern and it will be up to others, who have a wider understanding, to judge whether the information you provide is significant enough to act upon.
One of the best ways to avoid radicalisation is to build communities. We very much value the contribution that all of our learners and tutors make to this by working with and supporting each other, celebrating differences and respecting each others’ views.[/sm_column_text][sm_empty_space]
Fortunately incidents of terrorist attacks are rare, but that is not to say that the threat of an attack should not be taken seriously. Therefore we are highlighting the advice of the UK Counter-Terrorism Police in the event of an incident:[/sm_column_text]
If you have a concern about any of this advice, including our Prevent strategy or how to keep safe in the event of an incident, please contact our Safeguarding and Prevent team on:
Health and safety is a shared responsibility. Outlined below is what we expect of you, and also what we will do to ensure that you are kept safe.
We ask you:
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We are committed to ensuring that all our learners are treated fairly and with respect. We hope to achieve this by:
If you do not feel safe or wish to make a report about another learner who you feel is in danger of being exploited, please contact our Safeguarding team. If you feel that an individual is in immediate danger, always phone the police.
Contact the Safeguarding team at SafeAtYorkLearning@york.gov.uk or 07798 660109[/sm_column_text]
For information about other courses available across the city, including English, maths, IT or apprenticeships, or if you need advice and guidance about your long-term learning or employment prospects, please contact us on 01904 554277 or visit us at West Offices.
If you think you can only fully participate in your course with some extra support, please let us know. We might be able to help with:
Funding is available for learners on all of our accredited courses whose level of income might prevent them from completing a course. We will consider applications to fund:
For more information please contact our Learner Support Manager Jill Murphy on 07798 660109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.[/sm_column_text]