Our Youth Team run a variety of programmes for young people with a focus on those young people either from areas of known poverty or those experiencing difficulties during transition periods within their lives. The young people could also be described as those deemed ‘at risk’ within the community and/or those who have disengaged within education and deemed to have no positive destination post school. We can deliver a variety of Employability and Personal Development programmes with the option of City & Guilds Certification where applicable.

Our programmes offer experiential learning and a variety of skills ranging from Employability skills, general life skills, building confidence, self-esteem and Personal Development through to hands on practical programmes.

We currently work within our local community as well as secondary Schools throughout Fife but can go beyond this area as and when required.

Our bespoke Employability programmes can be designed to each individual schools’ needs and requirements;

 

City & Guilds in Employability and Personal Development Qualification

The City & Guilds qualification gives young people the opportunity to develop the qualities and attitudes required by employers and to help them to develop their own key personal skills. The programme covers planning for progression and the world of work, Effective skills, qualities and attitudes for learning and work, Rights and Responsibilities in the work place, interview skills and techniques, CV writing, mock interviews with local employers and most importantly hands on work experience. Young people who have participated in this programme can achieve a variety of modules towards their City & Guilds qualification.

Greenpower F24

This is one of our main youth delivery interventions and introduces young people to the key aspects of STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering & Maths/Mechanics)

At BRAG we feel that our unique hands-on learning experience through the Greenpower Challenge provides numerous opportunities to engage with STEM activities for young people from Primary Education through to Secondary Education and beyond.

This project introduces young people to STEM and Renewables through the building of a battery powered single seat racing car. As the technology and green energy industries become more important in Scotland, Formula 24 enables us to provide an innovative and unique hands-on opportunity and provides important elements of the educational aspects of technology and green energy in a fun and practical way.

The project links directly with the current Scottish Government Strategy aims;

  • To improve levels of STEM enthusiasm, skills and knowledge in order to raise attainment and aspirations in learning, life and work.
  • To encourage the uptake of more specialist STEM skill required to gain employment in the growing STEM sectors of the economy, through further study and training.

 The project recognises the importance of hands on learning which can be incorporated in the Curriculum for Excellence and ensures that this educational project reflects relevant Experiences and Outcomes with the CfE for all ages, Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Effective Learners and Responsible Citizens. Participants will gain more confidence and skills as they will have the opportunity to develop and learn new skills that many young people may not ordinarily be exposed to. The project can provide progression routes for those who want to develop their skills further and links directly to Developing the Young Workforce and with national ambitions and promote excellence and equity with the context of the Scottish Attainment Challenge.

We aim to inspire and encourage young people to take part in and excel in STEM Subjects, as well as being inclusive and integrating a wide variety of young people tackling the gender imbalance in STEM subjects and connecting with education, communities and industry.