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U-Learn Programme -For Young People aged 16-19 who are not in Education, Employment or Training
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The U-Programme aims to support young people throughout Cornwall, aged between 16 - 24, into education, training or employment, as well as hav ing the opportunity to experience and work in different areas of their choosing, these can include animal care, horticulture, retail, warehousing and many toher sectors.  We aim to do this by engaging learners in a programme which encompasses vocational training and work experience in amore work based, relaxed and non-school based environment.

Access Training work with a group of specially selected providers, colleges and other organisation to ensure that young people are able to access support to assist them to re-engage with education or support them to enter into employment.

The programme has been designed to address the issues and challenges that young people face when trying to find employment or remain in an educational setting as well as affording them the opportunity to experience and work in different areas of their choosing.

Through participating in the project individuals can expect to be moved further towards the labour market or into a job.  Activities that we would expect participants to participant in would include:

Careers information and guidance

Peer Mentoring

Volunteering and Wrok Experience Opportunties

Specialist Support for those with SEND

Debt, Benefits, Housing and other types of Advice

We help young people to learn:

Life Skills to help them live independently

Job Skills to help you get the job you want

Creative and Practical Skills

More skills tailored to your interests

We are proud to work with young people who may have experienced difficulties in other educational settings and help them find their confidence.  We enjoy working to help them realise their true potential and what they can do rather than what may limit them.

The U-Learn programme can be broken into a variety of different components all of which can be put together to form a more tailored programme for each young person we work with.


Every U-Learn Programme of Study will include:

Work Experience

English & Maths


Enrichment Activities.


Who to contact

Contact name
Gerald Banks
Contact position
01726 77600

Where to go

Access Training (South West) Limited
Access Training (South West) Ltd
7 Tregarne Terrace
St Austell
PL25 4BE

Our Head Office base is at the address above, however, we work on a peripatetic basis throughout the whole of Cornwall.


Time / date details

When is it on?
Participants can be on this programme for 12 months. Times and venues to be arranged with the Participant
Time of day
Session information
This is dependent on the chosen career path

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£0.00 N/A
This programme is fully funded by the Cornwall Adult Education Service
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
Eligibility for this programme, participants need to be aged between 16 and 18 at the start of the programme. The individuals must also be available to attend the programme as required. Learners cannot attend two different Programme of Study at the same time. There are no other qualification entry requirements.


Age ranges
From 16 years to 24 years
Referral required

Inclusion details

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How we make our service inclusive

As we are a peripatetic provider, when arranging a venue to meet we would ensure that the appropriate facilities would be available for that specific participant

Staff SEND experience

All staff have Level 3 Advice and Guidance, PTTLS or The Award in Education and Training and as we are also a signposting organisation would ensure that each service the participant is directed to their staff also have the appropriate level of training and or qualifications

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

This programme is an alternative provision to schools and college, however, if whilst working with the participant they show an interest in further education we would look to refer them through the appropriate channels to the appropriate provider

Support at key transition points

This service would support the above through key transition points by working with the participant on a 1:1 basis and assisting them with any problems that may occur, and signpost to the most appropriate service provider/school/college or any other appropriate provision that may be available to assist them.

Other local or national support

We have access to a network of over 50 specialist delivery organisations throughout Cornwall who are all there to supply support to families and individual.  Nationally we have links with DWP, Access to Work, (which may be required by an individual learner to support them whilst in work).

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

We would enact our complaints/compliments procedure.

Any complaints or a compliment relating to any programme should in the first instance  speak to their Keyworker, if the grievance is not resolved, you should contact Access Training Head office by telephoning 01726 77600, or alternatively you have the g=right to complain or compliment in writing to the Directors of Access Training (SW) Ltd.  Issues raised will be dealt with promptly and effectively.  Receipt of a complaint will be acknowledged on the same working day that it is made by fax or e-mail.  Letters will be sent out first class on the day of receipt.

We undertake to treat the complaint confidentially and to investigate it impartially and thoroughly. A written report will be sent within 10 working days, although every effort will be made to respond in 5 working days, details of the investigation and our proposed remedial action will be included within the response, details of all complaints will be kept on file and used to assist staff training and annual performance appraisals.

If you are still unhappy with the response you receive from the Department Manager you may request that the Director reviews your complaint and the way in which it was dealt with.  The Directors will ensure that your complain has been dealt with fairly and in line with our policies and procedures.  you will receive a further written response from the Directors within 10 working days of your appeal being received, although we will aim to respond within 5 working days.


Last updated: 04/10/2021

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