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Step Up

If you are 16 and over and eligible to work in Northern Ireland, a range of flexible, individualised support is now available in some Further and Higher Education colleges to help you to re-engage with skills and education in order to access employment.

Step Up will provide you with an opportunity to build confidence, explore career options, build on existing skills, gain qualifications while also benefiting from one-to-one mentorship. Other help includes supported work experience, action planning and careers advice.

The length of time spent on the Project is agreed with you. With the right support, progression to further or higher education, skills training or employment is just a step away.

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What Is Step Up?

Step Up will provide you with an opportunity to build confidence, explore career options, build on existing skills, gain qualifications while also benefiting from one-to-one mentorship. Other help includes supported work experience, action planning and careers advice.

The length of time spent on the Project is agreed with you. With the right support, progression to further or higher education, skills training or employment is just a step away.

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WRAP - Women Returners Access Programme

Unemployed or economically inactive women who wish to build confidence, refresh skills, gain qualifications and work experience in areas of economic demand can apply to WRAP. Through job coaching and mentorship, support will be provided to create progression pathways including to further and higher education or employment. 

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College Connect +

College Connect + is for those aged between 16 and 24 years of age who are currently not in education, employment or training. An individual development plan, together with mentorship and careers advice will support additional transversal skills achievement and lead to qualifications (the level is dependent on the learner).  

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College Connect 24+

Those aged 25 and over who are currently not in education, employment or training can apply for College Connect 24+. An individual development plan, together with a range of flexible delivery modules and short accredited courses will build additional transversal skills to support you into further training, education or employment.

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DARE - Disability Action Route to Education and Employment

DARE is open to all who have a disability, are aged 16 years or over and are unemployed or economically inactive. Support offered through DARE includes weekly mentorship, goal setting and action planning specific to the individual learner to enhance opportunities to gain qualifications and progress into work or stay in work.  Support from expert organisations will be included where appropriate.

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Get in Touch

Find the right pathway for you! Get in touch today:

Email: stepup@belfastmet.ac.uk