Training and Programmes

You may feel you need some time to prepare for your next steps, here we have listed some organisations that run programmes that will your skills and training. 

The Change Foundation (external link)

The Change Foundation runs programmes designed and delivered by young people with lived experience, tackling issues relevant to young people today.

London Futures (external link)

London Futures is an award winning employability programme that engages young Londoners aged 18-30 with a disability, helping them transition into work, education or training through sport and personalised career development. 

Starting from 13 September 2022. Tuesdays (term time) @ 4.30pm - 6.30pm 

Address: The Change Foundation, The Cricket Centre, Plough lane, Wallington, SM6 8JQ. 

Contact: RYANJONES@CHANGEFDN.ORG.UK or call 07824 589 517

London Futures is delivered through three phases:

  • Recruitment Phase: This phase takes place between June and September where we deliver taster sessions and recruit young Londoners for the programme start in September. 
  • Training for Work Phase: This phase runs between September - May where young Londoners attend weekly sport and employability sessions to develop their soft skills for the world of work through discussion, role play and interactive employability activities, as well as having the opportunity to play sport, grow their confidence, improve team work and decision making skills. As part of the training phase, young Londoners also have access to weekly one to one personalised mentoring sessions with their coach mentor to support their ongoing career development, whether that be supporting with looking for work, filling out application forms, updating their CV or helping them with travel training. 
  • Transition Phase: As part of the programme, we support young adults in preparing for a one week placement which takes place between June - August. Some young adults may have already transitioned into work so we support young adults on a case by case basis into their next transition whether that being employment or further education or training. 

London Futures is delivered by Coach Mentors with 20 plus years of credible lived experience of having a disability themselves, and who have gone through the journey of achieving employment through the dedicated support of credible role models. 

Our London Future hubs are delivered at out HQ in Sutton and Hackney, however, we welcome referrals from the surrounding boroughs as long as young Londoners are able to attend our weekly sport and employability sessions. We are looking to recruit young adults 18 - 30 who are job ready, are independent travellers or working towards it and who need support in kickstarting their future careers.

Positive Directions (Groundwork) (external link)

Positive Directions is a skills training programme for young people living in South London (Croydon, Merton, Richmond, Sutton or Kingston) who are not currently in employment, education or training and aged 16-24. They can support you by providing training in industry-specific skills, helping you to stand out and succeed. 

If you or someone you know would like to benefit from this free training and support, please contact erin.thompson@groundwork.org.uk / 075937 61897

Prince's Trust (external link)

If you’re unemployed and between 16 and 25, you can meet new people, gain new skills and train on a Team programme.

Join Team, a 12-week personal development programme, where you can gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people.