The Inspiration Programme broadens the horizons, thinking and experience of young people
The Inspiration Programme was developed by a large group of people from business, the arts, charities, statutory bodies and educationalists who came together to address the problem of young people leaving education, at any level, often ill prepared for working life. Over many months the programme was tested, refined and finally launched.
This programme enhances existing provision and creates opportunities for young people, providing direct and meaningful experiences with unique and unprecedented access to important elements of our community: working life, arts and culture, police and criminal justice, community and environment as well as personal health and wellbeing.
The programme is a valuable addition to a young person’s life experience, CV, personal statement and understanding of the wide range of careers available to them. The course is offered through schools and colleges and enhances learning in core and foundation subjects within the curriculum.
It takes place throughout the academic year, each pillar running for a half term; 1 session each week for 6 weeks with regular opportunities for young people to reflect on what they have gained.
The programme delivers against the Gatsby Benchmarks and builds direct links with employers and employees, raising aspirations and supporting young people to be more aware of the possibilities around them.
It encourages young people to develop key employability skills: communication, team working and problem solving so challenges them to exchange information effectively; work collaboratively and find solutions to complex problems.
A crucial aspect of the programme is that it will engage students in meaningful and enriching experiences with an emphasis on getting them out of the classroom and into real- life situations.
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The Inspiration Programme
This programme fills gaps in existing provision by creating opportunities for young people, providing unique and unprecedented access to five important elements of our society:
- Police and Criminal Justice
- Health & Wellbeing
- Arts & Culture
- Community & Environment
A crucial aspect of the programme is that it engages students in real experiences. Around half of the 30 sessions take place outside of the classroom with a range of experienced and valued partners.
Each 6-week pillar starts with an inspirational session. An external guest challenges any preconceptions and encourages students to embrace new ways of thinking. The final session of each pillar supports students to reflect on the enriching experiences of the previous weeks, and to consider the range of associated career opportunities.
The programme supports young people to have greater belief in their own abilities by becoming more skilled problem-solvers, better team-workers and stronger communicators. As a result young people will be more self-motivated and better prepared to transition from education into employment, benefitting both themselves and their potential employers.
Meet The Inspiration Programme Team
The Inspiration Programme Manager
Business Development Manager
Real stories and contributions from young people, parents, staff, members and partners – inspiring young people to become inspiring young people. | All Stories
The programme supports young people to have greater belief in their own abilities by becoming more skilled problem-solvers, better team-workers and stronger communicators. This is Charlie’s experience on The Inspiration
The Inspiration Programme broadens the horizons, thinking and experience of young people. This is Jasmine’s Inspiration Programme story: “The pillar to do with police and criminal justice system was perhaps
Tracy and Ray offer their first hand experience of The Inspiration Programme and how it can realign thinking, open up opportunities for new career choices, and even university degree options.