Capital City College Group, is comprised of three colleges- Westminster Kingsway College, City and Islington College and the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London. It is one of the largest further education college groups in London, with over 27,000 students. The college works to equip its students with the skills to take advantage of the opportunities that London has to offer. One of the branches of the college group, CCCT, specialises in delivering high-quality training solutions for businesses.
Check out this case study from Capital City College Group.
North London Job Centre Plus (JCP) commissioned work to help support long term unemployed clients (more than 2 years unemployed) move closer to employment. This client group had received various interventions with different organisations and the majority had attended a variety of short two week vocational courses with various providers but had still failed to gain employment. This project was intended to create a longer programme which would address the barriers to employment.
Rhoda had been on JSA for some time, when she was referred to the ‘Enfield Gateway Project’. She was referred for help with improving her English and Mathematics plus ICT; these are all essential elements that aid the development of higher levels practical skills which apply to real life contexts that in turn build learners independence.
Pardeep had already gained a Level 1 certificate in ICT but still attended the ICT classes for practice, updating his use with more recent versions of software and conducting his job search. His initial intention was to find administrative work, but his diagnostic tests suggested his English was only around Entry 3 (too low for many office jobs).
Since completing his time with the Enfield Gateway, Pardeep has been looking for work in local warehouses and distribution centres. Pardeep had applied for a driving job at Tesco and has just passed their driving assessment. He is now awaiting official confirmation as to whether he will be given full-time, paid work.
During a post-course phone interview, Pardeep identified the most important aspect of the course for him was that he was put back into contact with other people, after four years’ unemployment.
Find out more about the Collab Group position paper on the anticpated White Paper for further education colleges.
Collab Group has produced a series of policy recommendations that we think should inform the direction of future government spending within the further education sector.
Collab Group Statement on EDSK Further Consideration report
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