We have been running Alternative Curriculum provision for the last decade and a half, realising that mainstream education is not for everyone. We are proud to acknowledge our success in this area with young people leaving us with qualifications and life experience that they would not normally achieve.
Facing Futures took this work forward and was set up to offer a new and exciting alternative KS4 curriculum for those young people not engaging with main stream education for whatever reason. Facing Futures's Enterprise Rehersal Scheme offers every young person the chance to start again and feel included through an innovative and interesting education programme.
We also deliver Key Steps under the Facing Futures project. This is an innovative early intervention programme that works in partnership with local schools and engages young people between the ages of 11 and 14 in a range of 'challenges' designed to develop their interpersonal skills and confidence. Successful completion of these challenges enables young people to achieve an accredited ASDAN Key Steps qualification. The overall aim of Key Steps is to raise awareness of the options at KS4 whilst raising aspirations to achieve more within mainstream education.
Facing Futures is funded by the BIG Lottery Fund in Wales.