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Tameside's Young Person Drop In  - You are invited!

The Employment and Skills team run a ‘Young Person ‘s Drop In’ on a Wednesday afternoon 1pm-4pm. This event is aimed at 16-24 year olds with a focus on our Looked After Children and Care Leaver’s but any young person is welcome.
The drop-in exists to provide information and support on Employment, Training and Education. Every week, there are a variety of training providers and professionals on hand to offer support and advice in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Tameside One
People Place
Market Place
We have a range of providers that attend the Young Person's Drop In these include, the following:
Positive Steps
Positive Steps offers careers advice from a recognised, charitable trust for young people, targeted at young people aged 13 to 18 to help them move into education, employment and training.
Job Centre Plus - Youth Work Coach
Support young people with their Universal Credit and explore training/job opportunities
Future You
FutureYou is a personalised programme designed to support people aged between 18 and 24 years old who are not in education, employment or training. It provides a mix of practical and wellbeing support with a dedicated mentor helping young people in.
Youth Employment Support
Youth Employment Support 'YES' team will be on hand to support care leavers into sustainable employment and training. They work with many employers who understand the barriers some of our YP face and are happy to give them the opportunity to build their confidence and skillset. 
Household Support Fund
The Household Support Fund is a scheme designed to help people on low income with food costs, energy and water costs and essentials linked to energy and water (for example, warm clothing, bedding or sanitary products) There are also a limited number of supermarket vouchers available.
Please be aware funding for the Household Support Fund, provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), for the period of 1st October 2022 to 31st March 2023 has now been exhausted in full.

However, if you have any queries we will have someone from the Household Support Fund Team on hand to provide advice only
We will update the webpage with more information for the additional funding announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement once the Government Guidance has been reviewed. Household Support Fund (
If you have any questions or queries please email to let us know if you would like to book a space in the coming weeks and we will secure you a place.


Ashton Sixth Form College = Ashton Sixth Form College Higher and Adult Education - Courses for adults age 19+.  Ashton Sixth Form College

We offer a range of full-time and part-time courses that can be carried out both flexibly and affordably. These include GCSEs, Health and Social Care, Education and Early Years, and university courses.  
For further information, contact us on: 0161 6668215 or  
Reform RadioReform Radio = Interested in music/radio production, social media or creative writing?
Reform Radio are holding a variety of programmes including:
In Focus: Mind & Planet
Fully funded flexible programme of specialist wellbeing and carbon literacy training
Part 1- well-being programme delivered by reforms well-being manager and senior psychotherapist, informed by a decade of his experience.
Part 2- carbon literacy training developed and delivered by our award-wining sustainability team.
Enquire for dates
If you would like to get involved or would like more information, send an email to or call/text 07943820153.

Future YouFutureYou - FutureYou is a free, personalised programme to help you plan your career, and get you into the right education, training or employment for you.
FutureYou – Helping unemployed, young people aged 18-24 progress into education, employment or training
Young people will be quickly assigned a mentor who will be their primary contact during the FutureYou programme. The mentor will dedicate time to them to understand current circumstances, goals and any concerns young people may have. Young people will have weekly contact and monthly reviews with their mentor to ensure they have the support needed to keep progressing.
Together with their mentor, young people will create a personalised plan of action to help move into the education, training or employment that’s right for them. Every step counts, with constant opportunities to review and track progress and achievements; and make any changes that are needed along the way.

To refer young people please use this link

standguide coursesStandguide – Aged 19+ & need a qualification to get onto a course or start a job?

Level 2 Certificate in Creating a Business Start-Up
Eligibility: Must be aged 19+ and live in Greater Manchester
There are 4 mandatory units for this course, they are:
  • First steps in creating a business start-up
  • Marketing your business start-up
  • Legal and financial considerations for your business start-up
  • Developing your business plan.
Start dates:
Varied start dates available for 2023!
To book an enrolment appointment or to discuss in more detail please call our
referrals team so you can guarantee your course place.
Or for further information, contact ‘’
For more information or to book on a course call 0161 881 4826 (option 5)   

People PlusOur committed teams work across Britain to deliver a range of public services, including support to find employment, skills training, self-employment support, independent living, prison education, and support to help employers grow.

For more information or to enrol on a course email

Princes trustPrince’s Trust - Join a free programme to develop your skills and confidence to find a job or start a business. Or support our work to give young people a better future by making a donationfundraising or taking part in an event.

Upcoming Courses!
English and Maths support
Flexible times to suit you – in person or online.
Interested? Get in touch!


TiktokThe TikTok Creative Academy is an employability programme where we have been empowering 18–24-year-olds to access jobs in the creative industries for over a year! As a privately funded initiative through TikTok, our program offers a unique avenue of support that can be accessed alongside other government or private programs


The TikTok Creative Academy

Our 4-week pre-employability programme is carefully designed to equip participants with the tools they need to thrive in their creative careers. As someone who supports young people who may be interested in this, we believe your network could greatly benefit from this program. The programme can be accessed conveniently from home, allowing participants to enhance their creative skills from the comfort of their own computer. With sessions running three days a week, from 10am to 3pm, our participants can easily fit this transformative experience into their schedules.
Throughout the four-week journey, participants will immerse themselves in a wide range of captivating topics, including:

  • Crafting a standout portfolio that captures attention
  • Tailoring CVs to highlight unique strengths and experiences
  • Mastering the art of compelling elevator pitches
  • Discovering an array of incredible creative roles and apprenticeships
  • Exploring their creativity in video editing, music making, film making, and beyond!

To make this program truly exceptional, we have partnered with creatives from diverse industries who provide invaluable feedback on participants' projects during the program.
We are also thrilled to announce that the TikTok Creative Academy now offers a City & Guilds accreditation. Upon completion of the program, participants will earn a recognized accreditation that adds substantial value to their creative credentials. 
We provide ongoing support to our program graduates in their job search and when starting their new job we offer up to 6 months in work support. The best part? All of this is available at absolutely no cost!
Our eligibility criteria to take part is:

  • Age 18-24

  • Not in full time work

  • Not in full time education

If you want to apply for the programme or refer someone please email Meghan with Full Name, Phone Number & Email Address –


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