Education, Training and Employment

Each of these modules is integrated by a common theoretical and practice model. The aim is to enable young people to become more resourceful.

These modules are designed to enable young people to develop resilience in their lives which both protect them from the risk factors associated with their behaviour and address needs which are preventing them from having a safe and happy life.

The key protective factors that this module addresses are the skills and opportunities that education, training and employment offer.

Many of the young people that Includem support live in areas where there are significant numbers of family and friends of working age who are unemployed or economically inactive and they may have had a poor experience of education in their own lives.

This module is aimed at young people who have disengaged from learning, employment and education and is aimed at young people who have disengaged from learning and are finding transitions difficult. This may be the transition to secondary school, into further education or work.

Education
School can be a challenging environment for some children and young people, but there can be many reasons out with school which can be a driver for disengaging with education. That is why much of the focus of our work focuses on equipping children, young people and their families with the skills and knowledge to feel confident participating in education at the appropriate level for them.

Employability
Being employable does not just mean an individual has the right qualifications or skills specific for the job. Soft skills are just as important, like can you work with the team, are you reliable, are your motivated, are you flexible?

These are the types of skills which all employers seek in their employees regardless of qualifications. Therefore, nurturing the growth and development of soft skills is paramount to a successful transition into continuous learning, training and employment and self–sufficiency in your personal lives.

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Worker Resources

We understand the education system

Section Outcomes

By working through this section you will develop:

  • an understanding the education system
  • key areas of learning
  • key relationships / processes within the system
provides lots of information on how our schools system works.

has lots of information in a nutshell which has handy downloadable guides about the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and qualifications. Including this handy visual guide to CfE.
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If you need a quick reference, check the .

We understand the learning needs of the young person

Section Outcomes

By working through this section you will develop:

  • an understanding of how to explore with young people their interests skills and strengths
  • how to relate this to young people based on their stage and age

Learning Styles
It’s important to understand how we learn. are a great way to find this out!

Find some posters and visual guides for learning styles .

Access resources for young people in the ‘How I Grow and Develop’ section.
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Additional Support Needs
Some young people will have additional learning needs – find out more about how we can support them with .

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Trauma’s impact in education
Trauma needs to be acknowledged in education. Find out more about trauma and how it can impact your ability to learn and what you can do as a worker to support young people affected by trauma.

We support young people to develop and explore their aspirations

Section Outcomes

By working through this section you will develop:

  • an understanding of different learning styles
  • general knowledge of positive learning approaches & good practice

Background on Aspirations

Aspirations Checklist – a guide to help you work out what to focus on when discussing aspirations with young people.

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We support young people with their school attendance

Section Outcomes

By working through this section you will develop:

  • an understanding children and young people’s right to education
  • the potential consequences of not attending school

Young Person’s Rights

  • highlights that School Exclusion and Access to Education.
    Even if a young person is excluded from school they still have the right to education.
  • If a child or young person is looked after they have additional rights. Find out more .

Legal Information about School Attendance

  • Legal information on education and work from .
  • on attendance at school has information on the legal consequences of not attending.

We support young people to access employment

Section Outcomes

By working through this section you will develop:

  • an understanding of different routes to employment
  • knowledge of soft skills related to employability

Employability

  • – an explanation of what they are and links to help develop skills.
Support at School

Supporting at school

Section Outcomes

This section provides some resources to help young people who are attending school

Curriculum Support (PS)

Curriculum Support (SS)

Rights at School

  • If there are issues at school, such as bullying, exclusion or truancy, you can get information on rights and legal advice at Citizens Advice Scotland

Supporting Transition to Further Education, Training and Employment

Section Outcomes

By working through this section young people will be able to identify where to look for a job or place in further/higher education

Resources

Young Person Resources

How I Grow and Develop: Learning Styles

Section Outcomes

By working through this section you will develop:

  • an understanding of the young person’s learning styles and preferences

Some resources to identify learning styles with young people

  • Planning for Learning Styles

How I Grow and Develop: Aspirations and Skills

Section Outcomes

By working through this section you will develop:

  • an understanding of different learning styles
  • general knowledge of positive learning approaches & good practice
    Aspirations Checklist – a guide to help you work out what to focus on when discussing aspirations with young people

How I Grow and Develop: Emotional Wellbeing and Trauma

Section Outcomes

By working through this section you will:

  • help young people address some of the underlying issues impacting their education/employment aspirations

Managing Emotions

 

What I Need from People Who Look After Me: Supporting parents to engage with school

Section Outcomes

By working through this section parents and carers will be better able to support their child at school, further education or employment aspiration

Resources

 

What I Need from People Who Look After Me: Supporting parents/carers when a child has additional support needs

Section Outcomes

By working through this section parents and carers will have a better understanding of how to support their child with a diagnosis

Resources

  • – Information for parents when a child is diagnosed with a mental health problem.
  • – Information from See Me on how family and friends can support people with a mental health problem.
  •  – a helpful checklist for anyone going to a meeting with a mental health professional with a child or young person.
  •  – Education specific information to help parents/carers identify if their child has an additional support need.
  • – information on what additional support needs are
  •  – a full guide on additional support needs from Enquire

What I Need from People Who Look After Me: School Routines

Section Outcomes

By working through this section parents and carers will be better equipped to implement routines for school mornings

Resources

  • – guidance on boundary setting with teenagers.

My Wider World: Getting Experience for Work

Section Outcomes

By working through this section young people will be able to identify how to gain work experience

Resources

  •  – information about work experience for all age ranges
  •   has lots of information on different opportunities across the country

My Wider World: Employment Opportunities

Section Outcomes

By working through this section young people will be able to identify where to look for a job or place in further/higher education

Resources

My Wider World: Benefits Advice

Section Outcomes

By working through this section young people will develop an understanding of in work benefits and their entitlement when in further education or training

Resources

  • If you are unsure about benefits advice it’s really important to signpost to a professional adviser. You can find a local adviser