From the Spring of 2019 for the next three years, we are looking to welcome learners to the Community Works project.
The aim is to provide a supported vocational environment in the property maintenance sector for up to 40 learners with learning disabilities.
Based in Kendal and operating across the South Lakes, North Lancashire and the Eden Valley, learners will work towards a qualification – a certificate at entry level called ‘preparation for life and work’.
Community Works has five modules for participants to undertake:
- Developing Health & Safety Skill for Work
- Team Working Skills
- Building and Constructions
- Using Construction Tools
- Identifying and Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Learners will receive a minimum of 130 guided learning hours, and the qualification is accredited by Open Awards and recognised by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).
Participants with learning difficulties need to be able to work with minimal support, be comfortable working outdoors and be able to work as part of a small team.
Personal protective equipment is provided for all learners and risk assessments for all activities will be completed and shared with participants.