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05/06/2020We might not be getting out and about developing our practical skills, but we can ensure that our young people are primed and ready for action as...
As soon as the nationwide lockdown was announced in March, we knew that in order to continue effectively supporting the young people we work with we’d have to develop and implement an online delivery strategy.
We very quickly developed an engaging online Level 1 Health & Safety and CSCS card programme. In addition to interactive webinars including quizzes, polls, videos and expert delivery as part of the programme we also gift all our young participants with the CSCS card app. Everyone learns in different ways and the ability to digest, reflect and then test the knowledge they’ve learnt gives our young people an advantage in successfully preparing themselves to pass the CSCS card test.
“My son is really enjoying the programme and it has been a great boost to his confidence. The programme has added structure to his day and is encouraging him to pursue training to qualify to work in an area in which he is familiar & enjoys. 3 years ago, I would never have believed he could be engaged like this.” Parent on online L1 programme
Following the main Level 1 Health & Safety and CSCS card programme, participants will also be invited to attend a range of our online employability sessions.
In order to ensure that as many of our young people are able to access our online programmes as possible we have created a Construction Youth Trust laptop loan and internet access scheme. The scheme was only made possible thanks to the very generous support of the London Community Response Fund’s ‘Delivering Differently’ grant.
Once we’re able to return to face-to-face delivery, our young people will be able to launch straight into practical projects and continue their journeys to rewarding careers in the construction and built environment sector!