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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ISLANDERS WITH DISABILITIES

wayforwardtrainingopportunity2A host of opportunities for Islanders with disabilities and autism has been launched by the Way Forward Programme.

The Way Forward Programme received £5,000 from the Isle of Wight Foundation back in February to purchase IT equipment including computers, tablets and cameras. This has meant the charity are able to offer further education in the form of ASDAN accredited vocational courses including Fashion, Art, Cooking, Sports, Conservation and more.

Lee White, Programme Lead said:

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“The ASDAN short courses are perfect for those on our programme as they can be tailored to an individual’s needs and provide everyone with the opportunity to receive a formal qualification”.

As well as being an ASDAN registered centre Way Forward has now become a centre for the delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which is solely for those aged between 18 and 24  years of age and who have  physical, learning disabilities and autism.  Customers that started the Duke of Edinburgh awards earlier this year have already passed their Bronze award and will be starting on their Silver next year.

Lee continued:

“We are so pleased and proud that we have been able to support so many individuals in helping them complete this award and look forward to being able to continue helping and supporting them with their journey”.

If you are interested in finding out more about the ASDAN short courses or Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Way Forward, you can visit the charity’s website www.wayforwardprogramme.co.uk.

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