Young People

Help with taking that next step

Whether you’ve just left education, have been out of education or training for a while, simply want help working out what to do next, or have Special Educational Needs and Disability, we’re here to help.

What we do is simple. We offer honest and straightforward advice and support to help you explore your options, find opportunities and prepare for the future.

If you are interested in finding out more or wish to request support for someone else, get in touch.



Leaving School?

If you’ve not quite got your plan in place yet, it might feel like you’re being left behind, but we can assure you there are plenty of people who don’t know what they will do when they leave school. In fact, there are very few people who leave school with a career in mind and go on to work that job for the next 50 years.

Take a look at some options Unlocking Potential

Special Educational Needs and Disability?

Nothing should hold you back from achieving your goals. Which is why we’re proud to offer the Independent Advice and Support Service (IASS), where we give information and advice to help young people with disabilities or special education needs find opportunities and access all the help needed to thrive.

  • AskUs – Our team offering information and advice to parent/carers and young people
  • IRIS – A website, magazine and newsletter for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Future Impact - Provides intensive support to 16-24 year olds with special educational and complex needs. This project is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through the Life Chances Fund, and administered by The National Lottery Community Fund.
  • Thrive - Through The Thrive Project we provide support and mentoring through creative, fun and relaxed one-to-one activities, virtually and in-person, which equip children and young people with skills to cope and sustain in educational environments to keep them engaged in learning.
  • Supported Internships - for aged 16-29 people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities that would benefit from some extra help getting into paid work

Want to do an apprenticeship?

We work with a wide range of employers across the East Midlands. Earn a full-time wage, learn practical skills, and develop new and transferrable knowledge, skills and behaviours while gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Learn more

Looking to Kick Start your Career?

We provide you with 3 days of training, you'll receive a City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Employability Skills!

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