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New Fully Funded ***FREE***Courses

EM Skills Move Forward Programme

I am pleased to invite Electively Home Educated teenagers to Free, Fully Funded courses starting in January 2019 at various locations.

There are limited places available on each course, so please complete the form below to apply or express your interest in a place and I will contact you to offer an induction and enrolment interview. Parents must attend interviews with their student. All resources are provided including lap tops. Your child will be taught by qualified Home Education expert teachers. Courses are relaxed and supportive and accesible to all Home Educated families. It is a lovely environment especially for teens who are anxious or teens who are struggling to get to GCSE levels. Work experience is included too which has proved to be a great help especially for a confidence boost.

Courses available for 2019
Starting January 2019
Information Technology – (AWE Club Waltham Abbey) (spaces available to start March 2019)
Hair, Beauty and Barbering – (Harlow, Waltham Abbey and Chingford)
Football Focus – (Barking Football Club)
Land Based, Animal Care – (Pets Corner Harlow)
Construction – Building or Carpentry options available (Harlow or Chelmsford)
Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering (Harlow or Chelmsford)

Supporting Home Educated 14 to 19 year olds
Do you have a 14 to 19 year old who is interested in any of the above and would like to get a qualification alongside studying Maths and English Functional Skills.

These programmes have been designed for 14-19 year olds who want the opportunity to gain useful Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths as well as another area of interest. Young people will be encouraged to develop useful skills in a supportive and friendly environment and achieve worthwhile qualifications!

All programmes include Maths, English, Customer Service and Employability. Courses are approximately 20 weeks and include Work Experience too.

Teens must not be already registered at school or college.

Ages 14 to 19 years

  • Programme example.
  • I.t. Focus at Waltham Abbey

City and Guilds Functional Skills English

City and Guilds Functional Skills Maths

City and Guilds Functional Skills ICT

City and Guilds L1 Certificate in IT User Skills

ICQ L1 Award in Work Skills

Work Experience is compulsory on all courses

Previous students are welcome to return if they wish to take the next level exams.

Lap tops and all materials will be provided

For full details of an example course from EM Skills available HERE (pdf format, opens in new tab)

To apply or express your interest, please complete the form below

Please complete this form if you would like to apply or express your interest for a Fully Funded Place on EM Skills 20 week courses starting soon. Funding provided by Department of Education.

We will only collect data needed to qualify for the funding. By applying for a place you agree to AWE Club collecting your contact details and providing them to EM Skills for the administration of the course (GDPR requirements). 


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