Coaching for Young People not Engaged in Education or Training

Coaching for Young People not Engaged in Education or Training

Soft market testing Coaching for Young People not Engaged in Education or Training.

Halton Borough Council
Soft market testing Coaching for Young People not Engaged in Education or Training
None
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
 
Coaching for Young People Not Engaged in Education or Training

The numbers of young people Not Engaged in Education or Training (NEET) has been reducing year on year in Halton.  Young people who are NEET are likely to feel bored and isolated; they have more chance of long-term unemployment, ill health and criminality than their peers1.   As the NEET cohort decreases the proportion of young people that face multiple barriers to progressing to education is expected to increase.  They could have a range of complex needs to manage including substance misuse, being a teenage parent, youth offending and health issues which are liable to impact on their engagement with education providers.  A key challenge now faced by the borough is to continue to reduce the numbers of young people who are NEET, supporting them to access and achieve in education on the way to sustained employment.

Halton Borough Council is inviting experienced coaches or coaching networks to express an interest in a future pilot programme to engage with and assist the development of young people who are NEET.  It will be an innovative engagement programme that will cultivate change in young people and have a real impact on their outcomes.

Targeted at young people academic age 16-18 (19-24 with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities) who are NEET, the Council would like to pilot two projects to inform the shaping of future services in the borough.  The deliverer(s) will be qualified to a minimum ICF Accredited Coaching standard of ACC ACTP with a minimum of 100 hours experience.

The pilot projects will empower young people to ensure that they are in control of and driving their future direction, whilst developing their resilience to manage periods of imbalance in their lives.  They will be inspired to make positive choices and decisions.  On completion of the programme young people will continue to use these skills in everyday life.  To sustain these practices we anticipate that young people will still have opportunities to revisit their skills, on occasion, to ensure that these become embedded.

The coaches will ensure that they work closely with other support services in the borough.  The pilot projects should motivate young people to access these support services, and education or training, with the ultimate aim that the number of young people who are NEET reduces.

Halton Borough Council requests that interested parties by 10am on 14th August 2013 express an interest by submitting a proposal, maximum 4 sides of A4, to include:-
·         deliverer qualifications (Please note: the requirement to be qualified to a minimum ICF Accredited Coaching standard of ACC ACTP with a minimum of 100 hours experience is an essential criteria);
·         previous experience and outcomes of working with young people who face multiple barriers to progressing to education;
·         a brief that outlines how you would initially engage with young people and a description of your service including the environment in which it would be delivered, timescales for mobilisation and how young people will sustain the skills developed;
·         costing.

1         J Bynner, S Parsons, ‘Social Exclusion and the Transition from School to Work: The Case of Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), Journal of Vocational Behaviour vol. 60, 2002, pp289-309

Contact:
Mrs Kerry Smith
Email Address:
k.smith@halton.gov.uk
Telephone:
Ext 2040
Address:
Kingsway House
Kingsway
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 7EA
United Kingdom
Key Dates
19/11/2013
19/11/2014
24/07/2013 13:49
14/08/2013 10:00
Other Information
12 (months)
1 (months)
0
Express an interest online