Project contact – Kayode Odetayo  | | 07900678635 | Unit 3, Tolvaddon Energy Park, Redruth TR14 0HX

CSW Group manages and delivers contracts to engage all its customers in learning and work. CSW Group is one of the region’s top performing organisations with a “can do, will do” approach. We have grown steadily and now delivers services through contracts which extend across the South West region. Our core service brands are ‘CSW Group’, ‘Education Business Partnership – South West’, ‘Investor in Careers’ and ‘Somerset You can Do’.

Project summary

An enhancement to the service delivered under the National Careers Service. This project will aim to:- provide continuing development and dissemination of high quality information, advice and guidance regarding career pathways and raise the skills of the workforce across all levels and increase productivity and competitiveness in Cornwall’s businesses through relevant skills development. This project will;

  • Provide individuals with advice on training/skills in the workplace, deliver services in conjunction with employers and employment stakeholders
  • Provide regulated and non-regulated training opportunities to improve employment prospects
  • Research to inform service improvements and provide peer information, advice, signposting and referrals to the NCS service
  • To increase participation in further education and learning, including Apprenticeships.

This is a Skills Funding Agency project funded until July 2018.

Participant eligibility

Employed and unemployed if recently redundant or where participants require advanced or higher level skills to gain employment. Aged 25+. Our delivery partners will work with individuals across Cornwall.

Referral routes

Referrals will be received from a range of sources: Delivery Partners Networks; JCP; NCS ; Housing Associations; Others –Together for Families, Inclusion Cornwall, Schools, Christians against Poverty, Volunteer Cornwall, Dracaena Centre, Trelander etc. will generate referrals.

Delivery Partners

Access Training South West Limited – Gerald Banks Managing Director,7 Tregarne Terrace, St Austell PL25 4BE,

Access Training deliver a mixed sector, work focused offer on the National Careers Service Enhancement – ICAN programme. Learners receive a 1:1 IAG session, where they will be able to discuss their options for employment or career progression with a careers advisor. Learners will also discuss their options for training and skills development, and be set on a programme of learning that is expected to last around 13 weeks. Learners will be able to choose training from a variety of different sectors including Construction, Hospitality, Security, Childcare, Professional Driving and many more…
CSW Group Delivery Team – George Hardwick, Head of Education,Unit 2, Tamar Business Park, Pennygillam Industrial Estate, Launceston, Cornwall.

CSW Group key workers provide independent and impartial IAG combined with mentoring, personal development planning and skills development. We work closely with local employers offering work experience and tasters sessions and provide up-to-date Labour Marketing Information. CSW key workers support participants throughout the programme reviewing progress and planning next steps helping them to move into further training, education, apprenticeships or employment opportunities.

Digital Peninsula Network (DPN) – Janus Howard, Managing Director, 1 – 2 Old Brewery Yard, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SL,

DPN is the largest network of ICT and Digital businesses in Cornwall. We offer services including; IAG and training provision in a wide range of Digital subject matter including; Social Media Marketing, Website Design, Graphic Design software and Video Production for the Internet as well as Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications. Provision also offers the opportunity for individuals and businesses to network and gain contacts.

Motiv-8 –  Kieron Yeoman, Managing Director, The Waterfront, Odhams Wharf, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0PD,

Motiv-8 SW will be delivering non regulated training to individuals helping them to prepare for the work environment utilising a range of local venues in Cornwall. We focus on changing mind-sets, attitudes and behaviours through coach-mentoring techniques whilst unlocking a person’s true potential. We help people overcome their complex and sometimes multiple barriers towards employment. We work with all levels of learners, we support, empower and inspire people to make their own decisions, life choices and to move forward into employment, further education or training opportunities. We deliver a 3-12 week programme focused on the best interests of the individuals to move them into realistic and sustainable employment opportunities. We are all about giving everyone the best experiential learning experience to move them into work. The programme focuses on all aspects of preparing for work, we have designed the programme around the employers needs and also co designed with individuals of all ages.

Questions and Answers CIC –  James Browning, 4 Station Rd, Redruth TR15 2AB,

Summary of offer: ESF ICAN. At the point of engagement clients will be assigned a key worker, who will support them through the journey, which will be individual and flexible to suit their needs. In depth initial assessment, induction and IAG will start to identify their goals, and an appropriate programme will be mapped towards them. The programme may include aspects such as:- Ongoing IAG; Soft Skills development; confidence, communication); Employability Skills; Coaching & Mentoring; Vocational Skills; Specialist support. Depending on the client needs, some aspects will be accredited delivery, whilst others will be unregulated.