The ToolShed Work and Study Programme provides young people with one to one mentoring to support the development of personal self-confidence and motivation, as well as tutoring in key functional skills and employability.  Work experience placements are also offered to those on the programme.

What We Do 

Our course tailored for disabled young people provides one to one mentoring to help with the development of personal self-confidence and motivation. Further support available includes: 

  • One to one tutoring in key functional skills such as English, Maths and ICT, and others linked to employability such as networking.  
  • A behaviour change programme called Pro-Active Life Skills, which helps young people develop the skills for independent living and social engagement
  • Setting up a work placement of the young person's choice. We have an extensive database of employers and work hard to find the most compatible placement approaching employers on our students behalf.  
  • Peer to peer support teams and linking current students with past students where appropriate 

We can also provide support with applying for ‘Access to Work’ funding. 

We set young people up with a work placement in an employment area of their choice 

Who We Can Help

To take part in the programme, you will need to fulfil the following criteria: 

  • Be 16-18 years old or up to 25 years old if you have an EHCP.
  • Be living in Buckinghamshire (not Milton Keynes) 

The Work & Study programme is year-long course. If a student is invited on to the programme they can start at any point in the year.

Similar courses are also running in Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Warwickshire and Cambridgeshire.

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