Over the past ten years Harmony has delivered a wide range of diverse and exciting projects for young people of varying ages. Particularly over recent years, we have noticed a dramatic increase in unemployment and many are finding it impossible to find work. So many do not make the right choices early in life and for them the transitional gap after leaving school can be very damaging.
A considerable number fall through the gap and that is why a project like this is essential to give young people the support and advice they need during this time and direct them into positive life choices. The ABC Project will be accessible by young people aged 14 to 21 years and will support these individuals through this vulnerable period. They would be able to use the Harmony’s new Cyber Cafe once a week free of charge for work and educational purposes and will receive help and advice on writing CV's and interview advice. They will also be able to chat to staff informally about their options.
Harmony will provide information about further education and training, as well as a volunteer programme which can offer the opportunity to learn responsibility and skills in a work based placement. The scheme aims to work closely with its many partners including:
The ABC Project takes place at the Harmony Youth Project, Every Thursday at 15:00 – 16:30, and again at 17:00 – 18:30
What is the unit award scheme?
The NOCN qualification scheme provides the opportunity to give student formal recognition of their success in short units of work. The scheme promotes effective teaching and learning by ensuring that those writing and delivering units give careful consideration to learning outcomes, evidence and assessments and by setting down clear targets for students.
Who uses the scheme?
The unit award scheme is used by approximately 1000 centres throughout the United Kingdom (schools, colleges, special education establishments, pupil referral units, hospital education services etc) to recognise student achievement across a wide range of subject areas and activities. It can be used with students of any ability and of any age.
What certification is provided?
Success in each unit is recognised on an ongoing basis through the issue of a unit award statement which details the outcomes demonstrated by the student in successfully completing the unit. This recognition of success has been shown to motivate students and improve their performance. Each student also receives a summery letter of credit which lists, by title, all the units he/she has completed.