About the Kickstart Scheme
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched a £2 billion Kickstart Scheme which will put young people at the heart of the economic recovery. The scheme aims to help young people into work and support Britain’s economic revival whilst opening doors to ensure UK businesses bounce back stronger.
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:
What funding is available?
25 hours per week placement for a total of 6 months:
£1,500 wrap around funding per placement to cover:
How Skill Step Training can help
We will provide the mandatory employability training and additional sector specific qualifications to help participants develop their skills in the workplace. We will support participants in looking and applying for long-term work, including career advice and setting goals. Scroll down to see what training and support we can offer as part of the Kickstart Scheme.
Our Level 1 and Level 2 Personal Development for Employability qualifications are delivered via e-learning and assessed through an online portfolio with dedicated Tutor support. These qualifications are accredited by Highfield Qualifications. The Award or Certificate in Personal Development for Employability plus wraparound support meets the DWP requirements for the Kickstart scheme.
Up to 6 units from a choice of over 130 including self-assessment, job searching, applying for a job, personal behaviour for success and building working relationships with colleagues.
Up to 13 units from a choice of over 130 including self management skills, career progression, preparing for an interview, effective teamwork, making informed career and progression choices, setting and meeting targets at work, keeping yourself and others safe from COVID-19 and self-management skills.
Weekly calls, emails and meetings with a Career Coach. Career advice, setting goals, looking and applying for long-term work.
Our First Aid Courses are made up of e-learning but also require face to face training. This can be delivered at our Training Centre in Donor within the workplace (minimum group sizes required). These qualifications are accredited by Highfield Qualifications.
This 1 day qualification (2 hours e-learning, 4 hours face to face) is aimed those undertaking the role of an emergency first aider in the workplace.
This 3 day qualification (6 hours e-learning, 2 days face to face) is aimed those undertaking the role of a first aider in the workplace.
All of these qualifications can be delivered via e-learning with dedicated Tutor support or at our training centre in Doncaster. These qualifications are accredited by Highfield Qualifications.
The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace through the development of their ICT knowledge and skills. Topics covered include using devices and handling information, creating and editing information and being safe and responsible online.
This qualification is aimed at individuals working or preparing to work in a customer service role or where using the telephone is a part of their role.
This qualification is intended to assist learners with their personal growth and to help provide an understanding of their own mental health and how to manage this effectively.
The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. This qualification is aimed at learners who may be new to working within a business and administration role and wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the topics it covers.
This qualification is designed to support learners to enhance and progress their IT skills, in a variety of different contexts and units available to suit learners working in different organisations, or seeking work in different areas.
This qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace.
The qualification aims to provide learners with knowledge of British values: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs. It also covers the aims of Prevent, the concepts of extremism, radicalisation and terrorism and the impact of extremism on both local communities and the nation.
The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. Learners may be working, or wishing to work, with children and young people.
This qualification is aimed at all staff, particularly new starters in any workplace, where a basic understanding of fire safety is required.
This qualification is aimed at individuals who require training in conflict management. It is appropriate for a wide range of sectors and is suitable for anyone who has a customer facing role, deals with service users or the public.
This qualification is designed to provide learners with an awareness of the benefits of risk assessment in any environment.
This qualification is aimed at individuals who work in an environment where coming into contact with hazardous substances is likely.