Training Centre

A
Induction (pre-course);

B
NVQ Core;

C
ME Certificate;

D
Family & Community involvement

  • Structured and incremental
  • Partner with FE facility
  • Delivered by trained and experienced practitioners
  • Defined KPIs
  • Selection with PWD, family, LA
  • Ongoing transition support
  • Secure sustainable employment

Mission EmployAble’s new café / tea room and training facility will provide a bespoke and supported employment scheme for young adults with learning disabilities.

Each candidate will complete a Learning, Employment and Progression Diploma in affiliation with a local College.

Candidates will cover core units such as Communicating Effectively with Customers, Food and Hygiene Safety and Creating a Tailored CV. Bespoke units include Crossing Roads for Pedestrians and Using Money for Shopping. These units will be delivered alongside in-house work placements at our café / tea room.

The in-house work placements will provide an opportunity for candidates to learn new skills in a safe working environment, allowing them to build their confidence and make mistakes as they learn.

The candidates will then progress to supported external work placements with a wide range of local employers. We will encourage candidates to step out of their

comfort zone and experience a variety of opportunities so that they can understand the roles that suit them best. Our aim is that candidates will then be offered a longer work placement with a view to permanent employment.

A unique aspect of our work programme will be the opportunity for candidates to continue developing their communication skills, social skills and self-confidence through a fun and stimulating enrichment programme. The largely team-based activities will facilitate collaborative problem solving, flexible thinking and resilience, all essential skills needed to manage in a complex work environment.

Our work with local charities and the local community aims to bring in outside expertise and build upon candidates' wider networks within the community, opening doors to social events.

Our candidates' voice is at the heart of everything we do. We will actively promote self-advocacy and independence at every opportunity.

Mission EmployAble’s training cafe / tea room will prepare candidates for the workplace and develop their capacity to lead happy fulfilled lives by discovering new talents, making new friends and creating connections to the wider community.

We are currently working in partnership with local Chorleywood community organisations, local businesses and Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Three Rivers Councils in order to find suitable employment opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities.

We will provide companies with guidance and advice on employing young people with learning disabilities. We will engage with CEOs, heads of CSR and heads of HR departments to facilitate the provision of appropriate working conditions for young adults with learning disabilities.

We will work closely with local companies who support employing people with learning disabilities.