A ticket to success!

We’re delighted to announce that the candidates on the 3rd Single Ticket Programme have successfully completed their 15-month learning programme.

The Single Ticket Programme was developed to provide an alternative learning pathway for people who had missed the opportunities to engage in traditional educational or vocational pathways.

AFG began supporting this unique programme in 2012, initially contributing resources to the delivery of the first two Single Ticket Programmes. AFG became host of the 3rd programme in July 2013, supporting 10 people to access employment opportunities whilst achieving  level 2 qualifications in Health programme more locally for people in the immediate area of Knowsley. Ten candidates enrolled on the programme with very clear expectations to improve access to employment in Health & Social Care. As the host organisation, AFG facilitated the learning journey’s for these 10 candidates,  providing training, education, on the job coaching and pastoral support for candidates to develop personal confidence and sector competence, whilst having a real life working experience.

During the 15 months the candidates have achieved so much, including the successful achievement of QCF Level 2 in Health and Social Care; 5 candidates have secured employment opportunities with Alternative Futures Group, 1 candidate has secured employment with one of our placement employers, 1 is pursuing opportunities to develop as a Nurse, 1 is working towards a career in the Ambulance Service and 1 candidate is currently in a volunteer role (specialising in Dementia).

Janet Stanton, Senior Manager – Business Unit Support said: “The Single Ticket Programme is another great example, of how people can achieve great things, with great support!”  Care and exposure to a variety of Health Care settings.

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We would like to thank all our partners at Knowsley Community College, Knowsley Borough Council, The Manchester City College, Childcare Services and Local Hospitals for supporting the delivery of the Single Ticket Programme, along with a big thank you to all AFG Staff who have really gotten behind the programme to make it successful for everyone involved.

Plus – a very special thank you goes to Kris Magill, the Single Ticket Lead for AFG and Jean Riding, the Health & Social Care Lecturer – for their dedication and commitment during the programme and for being a real inspiration for everyone who took part.

Although funding restrictions have had a direct impact on any future Single Ticket programmes, Alternative Futures Group are continuing to apply the learning into alternative development programmes and exploring options to continue working in partnership with Knowsley Community College.