To deliver a level 1 certificate in Land-Based studies and associated competency certificates. To work I partnership with Amey Site Maintenance and Worcester City Council to combine qualifications with work experience and employment opportunities. Learners will receive mentor support to address barriers to learning and maximise opportunities for achievement and positive progression.
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Due to the success of the pilot project we require further equipment in order to be able to increase learner numbers and learning opportunities. In order to maximise progression to employment we have consulted with a number of large employers in this sector and we have been advised that alongside the delivery of a Level 1 VRQ in Land-based studies, it would be beneficial for our learners to gain competency certificates in: Brush Cutters; Strimmers; Hedge Cutters; Portable Chipping Machine; Industrial Mowers; Hedgeing; Fencing. This necessitates and expansion in our equipment. The project is based at Throckmorton in Worcestershire and receives the backing & support of the site owners Qinetiq who have also engaged the involvement of their site agents Amey plc who will offer work experience opportunities to our learners. We have also the backing and involvement of Worcester City Council Parks Department who will offer further work experience opportunities. Both of these organisations have also intimated that there may also be employment opportunities that arise out of these placements. Learners will come via the Entry to Employment programme and direct referrals from schools and will all have special educational needs and a history of disaffection. The programme will offer the opportunity to gain a sector specific qualification and improve Functional / Key skills and all learning will have a practical ‚Äòhands on‚Äô emphasis. Learners will gain a broad experience in the area of Land Based Maintenance and Conservation. The charity is in discussions with local agricultural colleges in an effort to set up gateways into further education programmes and also to set up a referral programme from the colleges for those learners who are not successful in gaining places on their programmes. In addition we are currently working on a partnership agreement with YMCA in order to deliver vocational learning programmes across the county Project area Details Overall Project Cost Direct Costs 1 year Tutor Costs 3 days pert week 175000 per year Mentor input 8 hours per week 5129 per year Equipment Machinery, Tools & consumables 8000 Staff Training Competency Certs ¬£500 Consumables e.g fuel; PPE 560 31389 Indirect costs 1 year Rent of venue Land & Building ¬£1000 per year Heat & Light ¬£500 Admin/Management ¬£3999 Transport 2 days per week ¬£1300 Other costs e.g. Insurance ¬£1387.50 8186.50 TOTALS 39875.50
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