Project contact – Clive Gaylard |

CSW Group are transition management specialists. We offer information, guidance and support to people and organisations as they move through different stages of their lives. We are a not-for-profit social enterprise. We reinvest any operating surpluses into new products and services, organisational development, and community based projects. We uncover learning and work opportunities, motivated by the belief that support means more than just a shoulder to lean on.

Project summary

Sustainable integration into the labour market of young people (aged 15-25), in particular those not in employment, education or training, including young people at risk of social inclusion and young people from marginalised communities, including through the implementation of the Youth Guarantee.

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

Participant eligibility

Able to take paid employment in an EU Member State; Activity in C&IoS; 15-24 yrs old when starting; Legal UK resident; In Education but at risk of NEET; Not in work (u/e inc. ltu/economically inactive). 80% at least one of these: Care leavers; LDD; Young carers; mental health/health issues; at risk of being engaged in crime or already known to be; substance misuse issues; Lone parents; excluded/at risk of exclusion from compulsory education; 15/16yr olds on/off school role disengaged from regular timetabled learning and at  risk of becoming NEET post 16

Referral routes

It is expected that the majority of referrals will be generated by subcontractors.

Delivery Partners

BF Adventure – El Warren, 01326 340912

Two Entry 3 courses: Intro to Adventure Ed and Intro to Outdoor Activity. Mix of adventurous activities/ classroom based workshops including 1:1 IAG to overcome personal barriers to education, employment or training. Non-accredited group learning enriches the experience; improves confidence, resilience and future aspirations; support to progress into further training, apprenticeships, education or employment opportunities.

Cornwall Neighbourhood for Change (CN4C) – Kerry St Leger, or Tel: 01209 310675

16-19 NEET/at risk of NEET. A programme of workshops/accredited courses focusing on Work Prep and Personal Development. We offer generic and specialist Traineeships or ‘What’s Next’ ensures positive progression to eg. paid employment, Apprenticeship or higher level learning. Support by a pastoral leader, personal tutor, work experience coordinator, learning support practitioner and a class tutor throughout.

Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) – Stephen A Roberts, Mobile: 07812 366787
Unit 7B, Falmouth Business Park, Bickland Water Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4SZ. Tel: 01326 314 904

CMN will add value to current programmes eg Talent Match providing added value learning, that supports young people into employment/apprenticeships or remain in education. ‘Get on Board’ is aimed at 16-18yr olds providing sector-specific quals and work placements. We underpin delivery via a L1 Marine Engineering or Boatbuilding qualification, additional mentoring support and extending work placements.

Cornwall Training and Consultancy Ltd – Simon Blench Cornwall Training & Consultancy Ltd, 01726 932293, Mobile: 07584 992987,

End to end provision over 12 weeks for 2 days a week. Clients follow L2 Certificate in Personal Development for Employability with some L2 work focused qualifications with classroom and life skills education. Visits to relevant work placements give clients a more in depth knowledge to their chosen sector in the hope of a short work placement and then a progression into traineeship or apprenticeship.

Groundwork South – Tim Baines, Mobile: 07710 392073, Office: 01752 224070. Groundwork South (Devon & Cornwall Area)

Fully supported provision engaging clients through a progressive mentoring journey. Personalised support to young people to achieve improved self-confidence, motivation and attitude to learning and quals and entry to training or employment. 1:1 sessions & group work offer focus and support to help engage with education, training and employment. We encourage a positive attitude to learning and help young people to succeed.

Motiv-8 – Kieron Yeoman, Tel: 01392 873939, Mob: 07541 916927

A 3-4 week programme of coach-mentoring, employability & life skills training with 1:1 support for eg. school leavers, offenders, disabilities, learning difficulties, mental & health conditions, MAPPA status clients and the furthest away from the job market aged 18-23yrs. We work with JCP’s in Truro, St Austell, Redruth, Liskeard, Newquay and Bodmin, housing associations, partners, employers and setting up a Hub in Roche.

Newquay Orchard – Urban Bio – Luke Berkeley, Newquay Community Orchard, T: 07545 096859

A unique style of outdoor learning in a safe and secure setting away from the stigmas attached to mainstream support. Outdoor programmes deliver social skills, life skills and employability skills, including team building, CV writing, interview techniques and healthy lifestyles. Workshops and work experience improve CVs or business start-up. Also L2-4 in woodwork, hort, IT, and construction; also conservation, food production.

Pentreath – Gina Price 07738 547076, Pentreath Ltd, Tel: 01726 862727, Mobile: 07515 580001

Personal Development; non-regulated 1:1; confidence building; raising self–esteem; increasing motivation; building resilience; reducing anxiety; communication skills; vocational sessions; CV writing; interview techniques, mock interviews; self-presentation; confidence & communication around peers and people in authority, assertiveness. NOCN L1 Award in Personal Well-Being: Improved personal/social development

Penwith Community Development Trust (PCDT) – Liz Myhill, Training Manager, 01736 334661,

PCDT delivers Matrix accredited IAG, accredited and non-accredited courses, mentoring & work experience for young people predominantly for those in Penwith including supporting learners with learning difficulties/ disabilities. Non-accredited training includes person centred planning, confidence building, goal setting, food safety, H&S, employment options, education options. A range of accredited courses from E3 to L4.

Stay at Home – Katy Hutchinson, Roseland 01872 500052 Truro 01872246724, 07581397025,

2 motivational courses with 7 people on each aimed at students in schools – a six week programme for 1 day a week at the farm starting in Nov and Feb. There will be 6 places for students to come to the farm or café 1 day a week – 3 starts in Oct and 3 in Jan. 16 places will be for NEETS post 16 to be part of our non-regulated courses at the farm and café via roll on and off the programme. We work with all vulnerable groups.

United Response – Sue Bartlett 01872 250150,07813367942

Specialist support for yps aged 15-24 who have a learning difficulty, learning disability, Aspergers or autism and who are NEET or at risk. 1:1 or group activity, intensive IAG, aspirations and work toward paid employment through bespoke, accessible accredited and non-accredited employment-related training including: CVs, presentation skills, interview preparation, sector specific job searching and job applications.