New Hope for young people in the new year
Tucked away down a side street in the heart of Plymouth there is a training centre with a
difference. Here students from a wide range of backgrounds find a chance of
gaining the skills they need to find employment in the south west. For young
people who find conventional schooling challenging New Hope offer a range of long and short
courses in construction skills and professional cookery, preparing young people
for the world of work.
Richard de Bulat the
founder member of the training centre has been involved in education for 35
years working with challenging behaviour & the criminal justice system. As
Head of Education for HMP Dartmoor, Richard was responsible for developing
training and education programs for prisoners to aid in their rehabilitation
& gain meaningful employment upon release. Richard believes that
"early intervention programs can greatly enhance a young persons life
chances and personal wellbeing. All of
us here at New Hope are driven with a passion to see our students achieve the
best they can for themselves, whether that be in personal development and
qualifications or in gaining employment in the workplace."
At their premises in St Judes, Plymouth, they have
purpose made workshops & catering facilities to meet all of the training
needs of young people, including real life work experience. Students have
access to entry Level introductory courses to Level 3 Diplomas. The courses are
practical and activity based with a substantial element of work experience and
work related activities.
Support can be provided for
learners in functional skills or for those who have been out of education. Teamwork
is a major part of all of the courses they run as well as practical job skills.
Along with the standard course modules the team also offer students help with
C.V writing, Job application workshops & interview techniques working with
members of the public & online Jobsearch.
There are courses available to help students start a career in the catering
sector which involve basic kitchen operations through to Diplomas at levels 2
& 3 in professional cookery and fine dining. Cookery courses include Health
& safety in the kitchen, healthy diet & eating, understanding the
catering industry. A wide range of cooking techniques & food safety
certification at level 2.
For students interested in
a career in the construction industry the courses involve tasters in all areas
of the construction industry such as site carpentry, bricklaying, painting
& decorating, basic plumbing & plastering. More specialist courses at
levels 2 & 3 in carpentry and joinery including first and second fix,
flooring, walls, windows, roofing and dormers are also available.
If you know
someone who would benefit from the help offered at New Hope you can find out
more on their website : http://www.newhopetraining.co.uk
or contact them directly at
New Hope Training
2 Seymour Mews
Tel: 01752 600421
or via email: