Foundation Learning programmes
If you are over 16 and have left school, and want some help getting ready for work or education, there are Foundation Learning Programmes such as Routes 2 Success, Career Link or Military Preparation Course. There are also similar schemes, sometimes known as Personal Development Programmes you can go on – for example Princes Trust Team.
All these programmes will help develop your skills and confidence, as well as gain qualificiations and aim to make it easier for you to get into work or education. Ask at Castlegate for more information. Your parents may be entitled to claim (or reclaim) benefits for you and you may be entitled to a bursary depending on which programme you are on and your circumstances. For advice about this, or about benefits if you are living independently, talk to a worker at Castlegate.