People 1st are working in partnership with Belfast City Council to deliver Employment Academies, providing individuals with specialist training who may not have the necessary experience or qualifications vital for employment.
The Employment Academies are aimed at individuals who live are a Belfast City Council resident who have been recently unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week. The Academy allows you to gain essential training, licenses and qualifications needed for future employment.
Employment Academies include:
|Childminding Self-employment Academy||Training to help you become a registered childminder and become your own boss in your home. This includes safeguarding, health and safety and first aid training. Following the initial training, you will also receive ongoing support from a childminding mentor.|
|Childcare Career Development Academy||Training for people already working in childcare hoping to progress to a supervisory or management role. This training will help participants gain Level 3-5 childcare qualifications.|
|Social Care Employment Academy||Training designed in partnership with key employers and the regulatory body NI Social Care Council (NISCC) for a range of roles such as care assistants, care workers, domiciliary care workers and support workers. Everyone who completes the training is guaranteed a job interview with a care provider.|
|Playwork Employment Academy||Job opportunities to help people who do not have qualifications or experience normally needed to get a job in playwork. Everyone who gains a place is guaranteed a job interview with a playwork provider. Participants who get jobs will then receive training to gain a recognised playwork qualification as well as ongoing support.|
|Playwork Career Development Academy||Training for people already working in playwork hoping to progress to a supervisory or management role. This training will help participants gain the required qualifications for these roles up to Level 5.|
For more information head to Belfast Employment Academies.