Wednesday, 13 January 2010


A project that helps to get young people a recognised qualification in numeracy, literacy, volunteering or enterprise has itself been given a new award.

The Pipeline Youth Initiative is celebrating its new status as an examination centre from national awarding body, NCFE. Pipeline leads on the Worx Project, with support from Thanet District Council's Sport 4NRG team. Funding comes from Thanet Works.

The project includes Aspire, which gives young people currently not in education or employment the chance to gain their adult numeracy and literacy qualifications, as well as work experience and youth training.

Pipeline, which is based at the Global Generation Centre in Westwood, has a qualified teacher, who works with the young people in a specially designed classroom. Any young people working with Pipeline or Sport4NRG will now have the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in adult numeracy and literacy, volunteering or enterprise.

Naomi Evans, who leads Aspire, said: "We are very excited about the opportunity this will give young people in Thanet, who may have missed parts of their education or need extra support. We are calling it Aspire4Learning and already have a group ready to start."

James Gregory works with Naomi on the Worx Project and already trains young people in Level 1 and Level 2 Sports Leadership. He said: "Aspire and Sport 4NRG go hand in hand. Now we can offer young people vocational training, as well as skills for life, with literacy embedded in this."

If you would like to find out more, please contact Naomi at Pipeline on 01843 226232 or James at Sport4NRG on 01843 577728

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