The Steps Programme
The Steps Programme will offer practical courses designed to provide skills to progress into employment, apprenticeships or further training.
Courses are individualised and bespoke to meet individual needs; all learners will also be assigned a personal mentor to support throughout the programme and chosen progression route.
Steps is a 6 week programme bespoke to individual needs, with continued, ongoing support with a dedicated Progression Mentor.
1:1 guidance session to receive careers guidance and advice looking at careers, training and opportunities. Medium and long term goals will be identified as well as any barriers. An Individual Learning Plan will then form the basis of a programme bespoke to individual needs.
Upon enrolling on a course, you will be able to confidentially share any medical conditions and/or disabilities you have with our Student Services department who will be able to advise on the support available at the College.
6-8 week programme which will include being assigned a personal Progression Mentor. Each person will attend small group sessions and 1:1 tutorials. The programme will entail team building activities, personal and social development skills, time management, budgeting, digital skills for employment, CV sessions, interview preparation, job searching, job applications, LinkedIn, awareness of social media plus many more.
In addition, each person will get the opportunity to attend other sector specific industrial based qualifications and possibly gain some work experience. 1:1 sessions will also take place with a dedicated Progression Mentor, for any additional support the individual may need and to also focus on goals within the Individual Learning Plan.
Once the 6-8 week programme is complete, continued 1:1 appointments to support with progression into education, employment or training will take place. Individuals can also continue to access the Job Shop facilities to job search, apply for vacancies and prepare for interviews.
Industry specific qualifications
Alongside gaining employability skills, students will be able to complete bespoke qualifications tailored to their career aspirations. These include:
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Catering and Hospitality Skills including Food Hygiene
- CSCS and CCNG Site Safety Passport
- Security - SIA Licence
- Emergency First Aid at Work
- Childcare Skills including Paediatric First Aid
- Health and Safety at Work including IOSH
- Customer Service and Retail Skills
- Digital Skills for Employment and IT
- Business Admin Skills
- Functional Skills
- Sports – including Introduction to Coaching
and Gym Instructing
- Travel and Tourism
- Introduction to Volunteering
- Outward Bound Activities
Please contact the YEI team at Middlesbrough College for further information and to reserve a place: