Skill Shop, Wokingham, Berkshire
Skill Shop is an innovative learning space
which aims to re-engage young people aged 14-16 into education by
offering interesting and challenging yet achievable activities,
developing their basic skills, improving life skills and study
skills and celebrating individual achievements.
Learners can gain certificates in carpentry, painting and
decorating, plastering, tiling, interior design and jewellery.
These can lead to the Level 1 Award in Occupational Skills or the
Level 1 Creative Craft Award. These are QCF registered and
equivalent to 0.5 GCSEs each. We also provide the Level 2
Certificate in Carpentry and the Level 2 Award in Creative Craft
Using Interior Design Skills.
Interior design involves learning a wide range of skills,
creating designs for a client, a final room design and making
a full sized display of their work for an exhibition. The
jewellery course also involves a range of skills and
techniques using a variety of specialist tools and materials
including silver, designing several items and producing these to a
high standard for a final display.
Courses are targeted at disengaged and vulnerable learners,
and designed to improve manual skills and knowledge,
dexterity, social skills, team-work, problem solving, confidence,
self-esteem, writing, self-expression and evidencing skills.
Programmes are arranged to suit the individual needs of the learner
so they can get the most out of their time with the Skill
Shop. Non-accredited spaces are also offered. Learners try
new skills to help them make choices about what to do next and gain
certificates to enable them to progress on to further courses at
Skill Shop also provides a new scheme for 2012
called Skill Shop Plus; targeting very vulnerable
learners who have been unable to access any other forms of
education. Here learners can gain an award in interpersonal skills
while working with our specialist tutor and this programme
helps raise self-esteem, confidence and motivation.
Skill Shop is based at Unit 18, The Business
Centre, Molly Millar's Lane, Wokingham, RG41 2QY.
Contact Details: Jacqui Kincaid, Skill Shop
Tel: 07905 849326