Aged 16-18? Thinking about what to do next? Gain the skills you need to go to college or find work by joining Rathbone and receive up to £800 on our Foundation Learning programme.
At Rathbone Leicester, we support young people to learn in a way that suits them. In 2010 we moved into a new centre in the cultural quarter. We’re about a 3min walk from the Haymarket Bus Station and a 1 minute walk from Connexions. The centre is a friendly and relaxed place to learn, which includes its own Café and training kitchen.
If you’re a young person who’d like support with your next step, we offer several programmes in Leicester, and we can advise you on what’s right for you:
Foundation Learning – for people aged 16 - 18
If you’re not in education or training, enrolling on our Foundation Learning programme can support you with your next step – whether that’s college, employment or an apprenticeship.
You’ll learn about:
- Personal and Social Development
- Work placement
- Functional skills qualifications in Maths, English and ICT
You could also take vocational qualifications – building the skills that can help you to get a job or move on to college or an apprenticeship. There are opportunities to volunteer, or get involved in sports, arts or drama. These can help you to build up your CV, meet new people and gain confidence
In Leicester we offer training for qualifications in these areas:
- Hospitality and Catering
- Early Years Care
- Customer Service
ESF Re-engage – Catering Enterprise
Our Catering Enterprise ESF programme is a great way to re-engage with learning. During the 10 week programme you’ll have the chance to:
- Build on you team working skills
- Take a closer look at the catering industry
- Design and build a model of your own Café
- Gain practical skills in our catering kitchen.
- Look at budgeting and business
- Gain qualifications
The programme will end with a ‘Master Chef’ style cook off were you’ll get to pitch the skills you’ve gained against the rest of your group.
We pay your travel costs and will support you with your next steps.
Apprenticeships – for people aged 16 - 24
Doing an apprenticeship means you can earn as you learn.
Depending on what level you’re at apprenticeships usually last between 12 and 24 months. You'll work towards a vocational qualification and also get key skills certificates in application of number, communication and ICT.
We currently offer Apprenticeships in Leicester and the surrounding area in:
- Retail, Hospitality and Catering
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
Find out more
If you’d like to join the Rathbone centre in Leicester, or if you know someone who might like to join, get in touch. We’d love to talk to you about the opportunities available. You can click here to email us, give us a call on 0116 242 3810 or pop into the centre on weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm, we’re on Colton Street in the city centre.