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Activate Learning

Activate Learning aim for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning, with colleges situated across Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Surrey. Working closely with employers to identify the characteristics and skills they are looking for in potential employees, Activate Learning help learners identify which attributes they have and which they can strengthen throughout their programme.

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African Activities

African Activities offer the opportunity to engage with Black and African Culture by sharing superb creative artistic experiences that disrupt preconceptions, create community, drive excellence and break barriers.

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AudioActive

Audioactive is a Sussex-based music organisation working with young people at the meeting point of technology and contemporary urban culture, creating projects and opportunities for young people that nurture their talent and teach them skills that increase their life chances in adulthood and their independence.

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Barnardo's Plymouth

Barnardo’s is the oldest and largest children’s charity in the UK, believing in children and young people – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

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Bath College

Bath College offers more than 1400 courses available from entry to degree level, providing education and training to 10,000 learners across two campuses in Bath & North East Somerset annually.

The largest provider of apprenticeships in the area, Bath College pride themselves on being the natural choice of college for both students and employers. The College has been recognised as one of the top 10% of FE Colleges in England for employer satisfaction with achievement rates significantly above the national average, with a strategic focus to continue building business links across the region.

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Big Creative Education

Big Creative Education is London’s largest specialist creative arts college.

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Black & Gold Audio

Black & Gold Audio are specialists in diegetic & non-diegetic sound and music for visual media, providing solutions for companies and individuals requiring a unique soundtrack to accompany their media.

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Blatchington Mill School

Blatchington Mill School believes, above all else, that education is a transformative force for good. Learning changes what we are and what we can become. It changes how we view others, and it changes how we interact with the world. It reveals our potential, and helps us discover our passions.

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Bluescreen IT

Bluescreen IT is a home of virtual and classroom learning, accelerating careers in IT and cybersecurity.

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Brighton & Hove Music & Arts

Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA) is part of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and provides high quality and inclusive music and arts education and performance opportunities for all children and young people across the city.

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Cardinal Newman Catholic School

Cardinal Newman Catholic School is one of the largest schools (2400 pupils) in the country and prides itself on meeting the needs of its fully comprehensive intake. It currently offers various and diverse opportunities to its students in addition to the national curriculum.

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City College Plymouth

City College Plymouth are one of the leading providers of vocational, professional and technical training in the South West, and have been helping students to get the skills and qualifications they need since 1887.

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Club Soda

Club Soda is a charity based in Croydon that provides opportunities for people with learning disabilities to access and enjoy music and the arts. Their regular live events include SoDaDa an inclusive clubnight and showcase for learning disability arts in Croydon, and Soda Beat a popular gig night featuring musicians with learning disabilities from across the UK. Besides offering weekly music and DJing workshops for adults and young people, Club Soda also deliver pioneering projects such as Gig Buddies Croydon, which matches adults with learning disabilities to volunteers who have similar interests, to go to events together that they both love.

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Create Gloucestershire

Create Gloucestershire is a sector support organisation supporting the cultural and creative industries in Gloucestershire, introducing new people to arts, culture and creativity.

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Creative Kernow

Creative Kernow is the parent organisation for the programmes Carn to Cove, C Fylm, Cornwall 365 Network, Cornwall 365 What’s On, Cultivator, FEAST, Krowji, Open Studios Cornwall and Screen Cornwall, supporting the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall.

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Delt Shared Services

Delt provides a range of back office support services in IT, ranging from end-to-end service management through to short term consultancy and support with a dedicated cyber security team.

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Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

As an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce network and a membership organisation with over 200 years’ experience in the Plymouth & Devon economy, the Chamber is an integral part of the regional community and fulfils an important role in connecting you to national business issues and Westminster.

We strive to be a strong, influential voice for all businesses, whether you’re a start-up or sole trader, educational organisation or a large manufacturer.

They’re committed to providing relevant and dynamic support and solutions, designed to help meet the business challenges of the modern world.

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Diversity Business Incubator CIC

The Diversity Business Incubator is a Business Hub for Minority Ethnicity entrepreneurs. With a community anchored by faith and helping one and all, they assist with business advice, finding grant money for start-ups or already exisiting businesses.

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Dorothy Stringer School

Dorothy Stringer is a large state comprehensive with 1700 students in Brighton.

Dorothy Stringer is a vibrant, stimulating and happy community – a place where everyone is encouraged to play their part, both inside and outside the classroom. Aiming to create a learning environment that meets the needs of every one of their students, they work to ensure that all students achieve their full academic potential – thriving and developing holistically in a safe and happy environment.

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Fabrica

Fabrica is a visual arts organisation based in a former Regency church in the heart of Brighton, which commissions contemporary visual art installations specific to the building.

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Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth are part of an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it by leading campaigns, providing resources and information, and driving real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all.

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GBMET

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (GBMET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College Sussex offering a comprehensive range of qualifications for 16-19 year olds, university degrees, full and part time courses for adults, apprenticeships and professional qualifications.

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Globalbridge

Globalbridge is a pioneering EdTech platform that connects talent to opportunity. Built by teachers, they connect young people & education with employers, apprenticeships, and universities.

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Golden Tree Productions

Golden Tree Productions is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) celebrating Cornish culture, heritage and language.

 

Constructing giant mechanical puppets, devising theatre, creating film, producing events, telling stories, uncovering hidden history, delivering training, writing books, developing educational materials, developing partnerships, repairing Cornish hedges and building labyrinths… amongst other activities.

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Hove Park School

A school is more than just a place where students come to learn. It is also a place where a community develops and thrives. It is a place where we come together to support each other achieve.

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Into Games

Into Games launched in 2019 and operate nationally as the UK’s only non-profit careers and skills service specifically for the games sector, reaching 2 million people a year through events, mentorship and schools programmes. Their mission is to make rewarding roles in games accessible to anyone.

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Kinetika Bloco

The Kinetika Bloco is a performance group with an exuberant mix of young brass and woodwind players, drummers, steel pan and dynamic dancers all in costume creating a “unique new British Carnival sound with a decidedly London edge” (BBC Radio2)

Drawing influences from the Caribbean, Brazil, West and Southern Africa, New Orleans jazz, Funk and Hip Hop – Kinetika Bloco’s mission is to get young people from South London engaged in long term creative activity advancing their education, skills, and capacity.

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Liskeard School & Community College

Providing students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to lead happy, fulfilling lives is, Liskeard School believes this is best achieved in co-operation with each other, hence the strapline ‘achieving more together’ and their commitment to Team Liskeard.

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Looe Community Academy

Looe Community Academy is a small co-educational 11-16 school of approximately 500 students which is part of SMART (South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust).

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LOOKOUT

Connecting young people, artists and businesses through creativity, LOOKOUT believe young people, professional artists, teachers, parents, carers and the wider community can all benefit from having more opportunities to be creative and share ideas.

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LoveLocalJobs Foundation

LoveLocalJobs Foundation (CIC) supports young people to benefit from having employer led careers advice and be equipped with experiences, tools and confidence to considerably raise their aspirations and improve their life chances.

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Make (Good) Trouble

Make (Good) Trouble CIC is a media production company and social disrupter. Our work is centred around young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing, creating ground-breaking content for audiences including young people, parents, carers and teachers, distributed through digital and broadcast channels.

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Marine Academy Plymouth

Marine Academy Plymouth believe that every child deserves a world class education, and is one of the most improved schools in the country.

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Merchant Navy Training Board

The Merchant Navy Training Board, part of the UK Chamber of Shipping, is the shipping industry’s central body for promoting and developing sector specific education, training and skills. The programme Careers at Sea is the definitive source of information about starting a career in the Merchant Navy on board ship. Careers at Sea promotes the pathways and roles into a career on board ship and beyond, with the help of industry supporters and our Careers at Sea Ambassadors. It reaches people all over the UK in schools, colleges and career advice organisations.

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Mount Tamar School

Mount Tamar has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with about 110 pupils on roll from many different Local Authorities in the South West.

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My Need to Live

My Need to Live is a digital platform designed to support & empower young adults to turn aspiration into action.

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NSPCC Plymouth

NSPCC protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.

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Patcham High School

Patcham High School are committed to being a school for all and consider themselves a proactive community who promote inclusivity and celebrate diversity.

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Petroc College

Petroc is a further education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) college in Devon, England, with a catchment area covering more than 1,500 square miles (3,900 km2). It also has the largest A-level sixth form in North Devon. The college serves up to 11,000 students each year, on a wide range of full and part-time courses (from entry level to higher education in partnership with Plymouth University), including distance learning and work-based training

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Pick Your Own

Pick Your Own (PYO) is a Community Interest Company offering free and low cost 1:1 support for isolated, withdrawn or stuck young people aged 13-21 yrs in Brighton & Hove. It is delivered by Elizabeth who has 25+ years of experience in education, SEN and wellbeing. PYO supports young people at their chosen space and pace, with person-centred, strengths-based support. It connects virtually via mediums that the young person is comfortable with and face to face, with a COVID safe approach, including gardens, parks and outdoor cafes, as appropriate.

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Plymouth College of Art

Plymouth College of Art is an independent University-sector Art School, run by artists and designers for artists and designers. The college offers Art, Design and Digital Media courses across Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, as well as creative Pre-Degree qualifications for 16 to 19-year-olds.

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Plymouth Dance

Engaging people and communities within Plymouth with the transformational power of dance, Plymouth Dance deliver citywide partnership projects that use dance as a vehicle for individual, cultural, organisational and social change.

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Plymouth Manufacturers Group

Plymouth Manufacturers Group are an informal network of manufacturing companies from across Plymouth and beyond.

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POP (Plymouth Octopus Project)

POP’s purpose is to build strong grassroots organisations, charities and social enterprises by supporting them to work together and take a lead role in creating change. They are known for: Convening and facilitating exciting spaces in which people connect, providing excellent advice to grassroots groups, being system thinkers and bringing new ways to understand the challenges we face, funding advice & support to members, and appetite for risk to learn as they go!

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Safe New Futures

Safe New Futures is a Southampton based charity started over 30 years ago to address unemployment issues in and around the most deprived areas of Southampton and the region. They offer free self-development programmes using CBT techniques to help the long-term unemployed, seeing every human being as a valuable human being with incredible worth and an ability to contribute to the community in which they live.

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Saltash Community School

Saltash Community School is a mixed 11 to 18 comprehensive school established in its present form in 1968. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it occupies a 13-acre site overlooking Plymouth Sound and the Tamar, Tavy and Lynher rivers.

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SAVVY Theatre Company

SAVVY was founded on principles of diversity and inclusiveness where everyone is welcome to become part of the SAVVY family regardless of their age, their ability or disability, their advantage or disadvantage. There are no auditions required to Take Part and the company aspires to ambitious levels of professionalism, working with high calibre artists to support the creation and delivery of its work.

SAVVY works principally in the outer London Borough of Croydon, but the company also spreads its wings beyond these areas, to venues and festivals, throughout the UK.

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SETsquared Partnership

SETsquared is a unique enterprise partnership and a dynamic collaboration between the five leading research-led UK universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.

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SIMIAN

The UK’s largest independent scaffolding training provider with multiple sites, SIMIAN continues to assist the industry to fill crucial skills gaps in the scaffolding sector, delivering the full range of CISRS suite of courses and apprenticeships to some of the largest scaffolding organisations.

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Software Cornwall

Software Cornwall is an open and collaborative group of technology based businesses, education providers and business support organisations connected to Cornwall, UK.  The community is independent and funded by its members, sponsors and supporters.

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South Gloucestershire & Stroud College

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) is a successful further education college formed by the merger between Stroud College and Filton College. These two high performing colleges merged in February 2012, to give all stakeholders more choice, greater opportunities and a wider range of facilities.

SGS welcome over 12,000 full-time and part-time students of all ages every year and is proud to engage with over 2,000 employers within the region.

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South Yorkshire Housing Association

South Yorkshire Housing Association is a housing association based in the Sheffield City Region. Along with housing they have a LiveWell arm of the business with projects that support people with employment, mental health, homelessness etc. They are primarily going to use these badges in their employment services which are under the umbrella of ‘Good Work’. Good Work supports people with health conditions to find, stay and thrive in work.

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Southampton City Council

Southampton City Council is working with Badge Nation to expedite resident readiness for, and success in, securing meaningful work. We want to recognise and skills, capabilities, and competencies that residents are acquiring through education, lifelong learning and skills and training programmes that not only validate progress made but also have resonance with employers. Our approach also involves working with employers to shape skills pathways into key roles as well as the ongoing capability development for employees that drives organisational performance. This project is a sub-set of the RSA’s Cities of Learning initiative, for which Southampton City Council has adopted a dynamic model to complement its Future of Work programme.

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Southampton Music Hub

Founded in 2012, Southampton Music Hub is a growing partnership of local, regional and national organisations, led by Southampton Music Service, working together to build an inspiring and inclusive programme of music making that reflects the cultural diversity of our city.  Southampton Music Hub is delivering musical, personal and social outcomes for children, young people and families in the city, delivering life-changing music experiences that enrich the life, health and well-being of our children and our community.

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Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council is a large local authority and employer.

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Sussex Clubs for Young People

Sussex Clubs for Young People is a leading provider and infrastructure support of vibrant, inclusive and empowering youth clubs and activities across East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove. Supporting a membership of over 140 youth clubs and organisations and directly delivering over 25 youth activities a week with their own team of youth workers, they have an impact on the lives of over 10,000 young people every week.

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Tavistock College

Tavistock College is an ambitious, successful and friendly school, with co-operation at the heart of what they do. They take pride in striving for the highest standards together, aiming for young people that leave as happy, well qualified, confident, caring and motivated citizens who will go on to flourish in their lives.

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The Box Plymouth

The Box is the South-West’s flagship cultural destination, located in the heart of Plymouth’s vibrant cultural scene. They’re the vessel for six outstanding collections, enabling stories of international and local significance to be told through immersive experiences and amazing objects.

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The Co-operative College

The Co-operative College is an educational charity based in Manchester that works across the world, using co-operative values to equip individuals and communities with the skills and knowledge to transform their lives for the better. As a membership-based organisation, the College delivers projects, training, conferences, professional development and thought-provoking workshops to develop and inspire a new generation of co-operator, supporting them to be empowered, develop skills, behaviours and knowledge so they can have a positive impact not only on their own lives but also on their communities.

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The Eden Project

The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future. Game Changer at Eden is a brilliant opportunity for young people in Cornwall to get support in exploring training and employment.

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The Focus Training Group

The Focus Training Group is an established group offering quality training to anyone who wishes to improve their skills, qualifications and future career prospects. We deliver short courses and apprenticeships in Electrical, Fire and Security, Gas and Oil, Professional and Health and Safety across five dedicated centres in Bristol, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Plymouth and Redruth.

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The Hangleton & Knoll Project

The Hangleton & Knoll Project (HKP) was set up as a Brighton & Hove charity in 1983. It works for and with the community where local residents have shaped and developed the organisation to become a model of good practice.

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The Human Hive

The Human Hive is a global network of inspiring people and organisations who work WITH not FOR each other to make a more welcoming and inclusive world.

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The Trust for Developing Communities

The Trust for Developing Communities is a charity tackling inequality in Brighton and Hove through community-led solutions. Delivering community development work, youth work, research and training, their vision is for Brighton and Hove to become a city of equality, diversity and inclusion where our communities thrive.

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Theatre Royal Plymouth

Theatre Royal Plymouth is one of the UK’s largest regional producing theatres.

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Train4All

Train4All provides a comprehensive scope of specialist training programmes for employers and learners, operating within the construction and engineering industry. Providing Apprenticeships, Traineeships, NVQs, CSCS, Short Skill DIY Courses, Health & Safety, Supervisory and Management and Armed Forces Resettlement Programmes, Train4All cater for all training needs whether for an employer looking to up skill their workforce or an individual looking to gain qualifications.

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Triangular Pixels

Triangular Pixels are an award-winning games studio based in Cornwall, UK, innovating and creating games for good.

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TR14ers

TR14ers, named by the young residents after their post-code, is a youth led Community Dance Charity based in Camborne, Cornwall.

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University of Plymouth

Universities are so much more than degree-awarding seats of learning. They are drivers for economic innovation and advancement, catalysts for social change and champions of cultural development. A broad-based, research-intensive University, open to all who can benefit from a University of Plymouth education, and delivering excellent interdisciplinary research, experiential education and civic engagement.

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Varndean School

Varndean School is a co-education state maintained comprehensive school for 11-16 year olds offering a modern and diverse curriculum. They give students the opportunity to explore their interests, achieve academic success and develop well-rounded characters to go forth into the world and make a valuable contribution to all our futures.

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Vistry Partnerships

Vistry Partnerships is the UK’s leading Partnerships business. Improving peoples’ lives and delivering much needed homes and lasting communities.

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Voluntary Action Leicestershire

Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) has been an active part of the local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector for over half a century. VAL provides advice, support and training to charities and community groups across Leicester and Leicestershire.

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Waltham Forest CEP (Waltham Forest Council)

Waltham Forest Cultural Education Partnership aims to ensure that all children and young people in Waltham Forest have access to high-quality cultural learning experiences and opportunities to develop their creativity and cultural capital.

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We Are IVE

IVE is a progressive training company that places creativity at the heart of solution-focused learning.

The IVE Hothouse offers Leadership Training programmes, including subsidised programme for SMEs, Resilient and Agile Leadership, helping businesses of all sizes and types implement and manage change within their organisations by developing creatively resilient teams.

The IVE Studio programmes are designed to develop the creative leadership potential of the emerging talent we find in young people – ensuring a future-ready workforce for tomorrow.

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Well Versed Ink

Well Versed Ink is a Community Interest Company that strives to provide educational programmes and events to support the wellbeing of communities, working with children as young as 7 years old up to adults.

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West Exe School

West Exe School is a vibrant community united in its commitment to creating opportunities for students and staff to achieve success.

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Weston College

Weston College is an Ofsted outstanding college of further and higher education in Weston-super-Mare. Weston provides education and vocational training to around 30,000 learners across the country. They are proud to be regarded as one of the top FE colleges in the UK and have won a Beacon Award from the Association of Colleges for an initiative to enhance the mental health, wellbeing and welfare as well as being named “Employer of the year” at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

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Wiltshire Creative

Wiltshire Creative is a pan-arts organisation that brings together the energy and ambition of Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. It is an ambitious and innovative joint arts offer that secures a bright future for audiences, artists and participants.

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Youth Options

Youth Options is a registered charity supporting children and young people to develop their social and emotional capabilities and emotional wellbeing, improve their engagement with learning and to stay safe.

They focus on those children and young people most in need of support including: those who have suffered from adverse child experiences (ACE); those who are disadvantaged by virtue of their social and/or economic status; those with special educational needs; those excluded from education; those on reduced timetables; those in care, and care leavers.

With services vary from Keywork Support, identifying and addressing individual needs, to whole family support programmes – the focus for many of their programmes is engagement with nature through outdoor learning. They also offer centre based and detached open access services, and residential trips.

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