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Inspire Suffolk’s Step Up courses aim to provide young people from the ages, 16-25, the opportunity to gain industry-related training and qualifications required as a stepping stone into employment. Our Step Up courses last two or three weeks and support your first steps into employment within your desired sector.
We have previously hosted Step Up courses in Health & Social Care, Construction, Hospitality, Retail, Sport with companies including Vertas, MSC, and TA Hotel Collection with many more to come. These courses have allowed our students to gain qualifications and training they require to get onto their desired career path including CSCS card training and Health & Safety qualifications to name a few.
“I have always wanted to be in construction – I am able to receive my CSCS card through the Step Up programme. Tony has delivered this programme and given us an amazing opportunity. Tony is absolutely fantastic, he is down to earth and is on our level”
Our latest courses all conform to government guidance on Covid-19 prevention.
*Age brackets can differ for some courses depending on funding. To find out more email [email protected] or call 07590 983297
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What does the course include?
Inspire Suffolk’s Step Up courses aim to provide young people (16-24 years*) the opportunity to gain industry related training and qualifications required as a stepping stone into employment.
The courses include relevant training and qualifications which will make you more employable for your desired sector of work. These may include manual handling training, CSCS cards for construction and health and safety qualifications. These will differ depending on the course that is running.
*Age brackets can differ for some courses dependant on funding
How do I sign up?
To enquire or to sign up:
Email: [email protected]
Call / Text: 07590 983297
How long are the courses?
Our Step Up courses run over 2-3 weeks and young people will be required to attend Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays) where this is in line with government guidance. A normal day runs from 9:30 –15:30pm.
What qualification will I receive?
Qualifications and training differ depending on the Step Up course that we are running. Previously, our courses have allowed students to gain qualifications and training they require to get onto their desired career path including CSCS card training and Health & Safety qualifications to name a few.
We have previously hosted Step Up courses in Health & Social Care, Construction, Hospitality, Retail, Sport with companies including Vertas, MSC, Sackers and TA Hotel Collection with many more to come.
Will it affect my benefits?
No, this programme will not affect any benefits that you receive.
Are you a business who would like to support our courses?
We’re always looking for organisations who can support our young people with valuable work experiences and skills during our personal development programmes, including Step Up.
Opportunities include partnering with us to run a Step Up with your organisation, providing work experience, offering to run mock interviews, hosting work related sessions, providing or supporting work related training, guided tours of your offices or site, providing work opportunities for young people when they finish programme and more.
If you would like to support young people in taking their next steps, please contact us on 07590 983297 or email us at [email protected]
Thank you to New Anglia LEP, Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk County Council, LIFT and European Social Fund for supporting these courses
We would like to thank the New Anglia LEP for supporting our Step Up courses through their Community Challenge fund managed by Suffolk Community Foundation. These courses are also funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency through Suffolk County Council. Our Lowestoft and South Norfolk learners are co-funded by LIFT Community Grants and the European Social Fund.
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