The Inspire Study Programme is a part-time learning opportunity for young people aged 16-18 that are not otherwise enrolled in formal education or training.
The programme helps learners to address any issues that they may have around employability, such as skill development, health, wellbeing, confidence, motivation and understanding of available pathways for personal and career progression. Learners can gain skills and experience by attending group sessions and, with support from staff, they can identify and address any barriers that are preventing them from learning or gaining employment. Ultimately, the programme aims to support learners to gain qualifications and progress into suitable employment, education and/or training.
The programme offers learners the opportunity to attend a minimum of ten hours per week of group learning sessions over 15 ‘taught’ weeks with support from the programme tutors and support workers. This normally takes place over two days per week, with occasional residential trips and supplementary sessions. Food and refreshments are provided and suitable transport arrangements are made to enable learners to attend sessions wherever they may take place. Eligible candidates are not required to pay anything to participate in the Inspire Study Programme, as it is supported by donations, grants, partnerships and other forms of dedicated fundraising.
For more information about the Inspire Study Programme, including the types of qualifications and experiences offered, availability of spaces to join and how to make a referral, please see the latest promotional/information leaflet (there are various documents that can be downloaded at the bottom of this page). Additionally, please contact a member of the Project Inspire team directly who will try to answer any questions that you may have.
How might the Inspire Study Programme be useful for you?
Young People, Parents and Referral Partners
For many participants, the programme is a great opportunity to get ‘out and about’ doing things to improve the level and range of qualifications they have already, as well as for them to meet new people and gain useful experience that will help them to progress. If you or someone you know would like to join the Inspire Study Programme, or if you would like more information before taking the next step, please contact a member of the Project Inspire team who will try to answer your questions and offer advice.
Funding Partners, Professionals Working with Young People and Other Individuals Committed to the Development of Project Inspire
Project Inspire has evolved and changed over the years to suit the needs of the young people it is aimed at. It has also adapted to meet the requirements of the external funders and providers that have had, and continue to have, such a valuable input into the success of the programme. If you would like to discuss a new or existing funding opportunity for Project Inspire, please speak to Steve Crawley, Head of Youth Action Wiltshire. Also, if you would like to join our bi-annual 'working group' to help shape the Inspire Study Programme to suit the needs of Wiltshire's NEET young people and the partners involved, please contact either Sam Hill or Rachel Greig who are the current Inspire Tutor and Support Workers.
Employers, Training Providers and Other Providers of Opportunities for Young People
If you have a learning, development, work experience or employment opportunity that you would like to offer to the participants of Project Inspire, please contact Sam Hill or Rachel Greig.
Information for Learners of the Inspire: Study Programme
Please find below a list of documents that are useful for our Study Programme.
Thank you to all of our funding and delivery partners’ generous support. This project is part-financed by the European Union.