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Skills for Female Newcomers

GCSE Support & Employability Skills for Female Newcomer Students

This programme will provide 12 weeks of GCSE exam tuition and 4 weeks of employability training for a group of twelve students. The programme is designed for female students from newcomer communities who are aged 14-16 and are sitting their GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language qualifications in 2021/2022.

Key Information

  • Length of Programme: 12 weeks
  • Frequency: 2 hours per week for the first 8 weeks, then 3 hours per week for the final 4 weeks.
  • Dates: 3 February – 5 May (Easter Break: 31 March - 7 April)
  • Times: Wednesdays 5-7PM
  • Location: Online
  • Content: GCSE Mathematics, GCSE English Language, CV Writing, Interview Techniques, and Employability Skills 

What is the programme about?

 The GCSE Mathematics and English Language support will be delivered in a weekly, two-hour workshop on Wednesday evenings, beginning on 3 February 2021. These tuition classes will prepare you for your GCSE exams and provide tailored support to target any areas that you find difficult to understand. You will be provided with a learning pack at the start of the programme, which will contain all of the materials needed to take part in the workshops.

 After the Easter break, you will have the opportunity to take part in a weekly employability skills workshop where you will create your own CV, practice interview techniques, learn how to find job vacancies and understand the different ways of gaining work experience.

 What will the workshops be like?

 The workshops will be delivered online and you will be in a group with five other students. Over the 12 weeks, you’ll get to know each other and build a support network that we hope will continue after the programme ends! The workshops will be informal and laid-back – all we ask is that you commit to showing up each week until the end of the programme.

 Am I eligible to sign up for the programme?

 This programme is open to females who are aged 14-16 and from migrant/newcomer communities in Northern Ireland. You should be working towards your GCSE Mathematics and English Language in 2021 or 2022. We only have 12 spaces available on the programme, so priority will be given to foundation-tier students who are predicted to get a C grade or below in these subjects.

 How much does the programme cost?

 This programme is FREE for students.

 Who is delivering the programme?

 This programme is delivered by Studyseed CIC a non-profit educational support service, in conjunction with the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust funded project Transforming Divided Societies into Welcoming Communities Project at Queen’s University Belfast. It is supported by The School Of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

How can I apply?

If you are interested, and meet the above criteria (age, gender, background) we welcome your application by 21:00 on Tuesday 26 January 2021, please complete form here