Coronovirus (COVID 19) update
The Realising Talent project is continuing through the Coronavirus outbreak, although some aspects of delivery may vary locally. Please email the relevant contacts below for further information.
Realising Talent aims to Improve wellbeing and life skills to ensure education, training and career opportunities are achievable for young people beyond their GCSEs.
Realising Talent Background
- This is a West of England Combined Authority funded ‘Pilot’ scheme led by B&NES Council, to provide additional support to young people aged 14 –16 to improve their opportunities at, and transitions to Post 16 education and training
- The scheme aims to engage with a group of young people across the region to offer: mentoring, careers advice and guidance, and additional courses to improve health and wellbeing, confidence, life skills and college/job ready skills
- The programme has been put together by B&NES Council (lead Council), with partners South Gloucestershire Council, Bristol City Council, Bath College and 3rd Sector Organisations within the area
Who is it for?
- For young people aged 14-16 at risk of not participating in education and training at post-16
- Living in the West of England – that’s Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire
- Identified via participating schools as in need of support
What does the Realising Talent programme look like?
- This is a two-year programme involving a mixture of bespoke 1:1 sessions and group sessions, through a coordinated hub of providers
- It can include work experience and placements
- All data and participation in the project will be completely confidential
- A baseline questionnaire will be completed prior to participation and goals and targets will be set and progress monitored throughout the scheme
- A ‘passport’ will be presented at the end of the programme which will be recognisable to further education providers and local businesses
What else will participants learn?
Getting involved in this programme of activities will allow participants to:
- Learn more about careers opportunities;
- Learn new skills, through participating in activities; and,
- Potentially improve their health and wellbeing and self-confidence through participation
- Schools and parents can contact the following project leads to enquire about eligibility for the programme:
- Bath College: Sally.Eaton@bathcollege.ac.uk
- Bath and North East Somerset Council: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bristol City Council: Delyse.Taylor@bristol.gov.uk
- South Gloucestershire: Julie.Cathcart@southglos.gov.uk