14th April 2021

Step Up Programme

Step Up is a programme developed specifically for parents with pre-school age children

If English speaking is a barrier for you, we can help you to improve this

The Step Up programme consists of two parts, in the first part we will learn about you and what your needs and wishes are which helps us to put together a tailored package of support for you. You will get help with confidence and motivation and how to make positive changes.

We also give you budgeting support to help you sort out your money. This is where you can complete the free courses that will help you to get work when you're ready to. You will meet your Journey Guide who will ask you what you want to achieve and how we can make that happen for you, we'll then send you a booklet of all our courses and offers so you can choose your path and your Journey Guide will advise and support you all the way.

Part 1 – Building Confidence & Skills

  • Introduction to Accelerate & courses/training
  • Stress management
  • Confidence & self-esteem
  • Making a positive change
  • Budgeting Sessions
  • Motivation

Taster courses we offer all come with certificates of completion for your future job hunting.

You can choose one or more to complete with support from your Journey Guide.

  • Childcare
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Digital Skills
  • Nail Technician
  • Photography
  • Hairdressing & Barbering
  • Gardening
  • Beauty Therapy
  • DIY Home Maintenance
  • Office Admin
  • Car Maintenance
  • Customer Service
  • Pet Care and Grooming
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Online First Aid

Part 2 - preparing for work

When you have completed part 1 of the programme, your Journey Guide will suggest that you move to ‘preparing for work’. This DOES NOT mean you need to look for work, it will show you how you have progressed and give you a great background to look for work when you are ready. If you want us to help you find work or some further training, we can help with this too.

  • Creating a CV and Cover letter
  • Job Search techniques
  • Interview skills

All our online learning and support is FREE and completed at your own pace

Download our Step Up Leaflet