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Working Model (L00269-161703)

Availability: Yes

Price: £0.00 concessionary fee, £0.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email info@racc.ac.uk to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Mon (15:30 to 17:00)

Started: 24/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 10)

End Date: 10/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? Yes more info

Course Overview:

Working Model is a supported employment opportunity for adults with learning disabilities. As a partner in the scheme, you pay to attend work sessions, make products to sell, and you will get a share of any profits from the sales of products.

How to Apply - Tutor Approval

Please complete the online Application form and book your interview by clicking Apply Now at the top of this page. If no interview slots are available at the time of your application we will be in touch to arrange an interview date.

To be accepted on the course you must complete the following steps:

  1. Maths and English Assessments: This MUST be done prior to your interview and takes about 1hour, you can come and do this at any time during opening times.
  2. Evidence of skills: You may be required to show evidence of relevant skills either by bringing your certificates or doing an initial assessment task
  3. Interview: The Tutor interview is to ensure that this is the right course for you and that you are fully aware of what is involved in completing the course

On completition of your interview and meeting the other criteria laid out in the application process, successful applicants will be offered a place on to the course.

How to Enrol:

Leave a phone message for the project coordinator, Jane Maskew on 020 8891 5907 ext 4054, or email working.model@racc.ac.uk

Entry Requirements:

Interview with a member of the Skills for Working team. Some experience with Working in Retail or similar may be helpful.

See How to Enrol below

Maths and English Assessments

Before your tutor interview you are also requested to take an online assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

Course Content:

This is not a course, but a supported employment scheme. As a partner in the scheme, you pay towards the costs of having experienced staff support you while you attend work sessions to make products to sell. You will get a share of any profits from the sales of products.

The scheme is led by a project coordinator.

A project supervisor and a group support assistant will be present at all the sessions and the supervisor will guide the work team in the production of goods for sale in the Gallery and Shop, off-site fairs, table sales and other ventures, as agreed by the partners in the scheme.

Additional Information:

There is one shared support worker, but people with high support needs who wish to be part of the work team will need to bring their own 1:1 support if this is needed. The college may be able to find one for you and this will cost £20 per hour. You can pay for this support worker using your Self Directed Payments.

Assessment Methods:

The project coordinator will tell partners in the scheme if products are of a suitable quality for sale.

Additional Information:

There is one shared support worker, but people with high support needs who wish to be part of the work team will need to bring their own 1:1 support if this is needed.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

N/A

Attendance:

Shares in any profits will be determined by attendance and contribution, as decided by the work team themselves.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

This scheme may help participants to get accustomed to the concept of work, the requirements to take instruction from a manager, and notions of quality/standardisation of products. Participants may progress to work in a less supported environment as appropriate

Frequently Asked Questions:

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.

 




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