Streetwise way to get qualified

24th November 1995 at 00:00
Young homeless adults will draw on their street-life experiences to help gain qualifications for work - thanks to an alternative training package. The course, developed by The London Connection - Britain's largest day centre for the homeless - offers 16 to 25-year-olds in hostels a chance to develop core skills such as literacy and numeracy plus training for employment, housing and self-reliance.

The scheme, which has been funded by the Department for Education and Employment, will be accredited by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications. It took a year to develop and offers options such as street-survival skills, dealing with harassment and searching for work.

Pete Husbands, a manager at the centre, said: "We are looking at working with 112 people in the course of a year. It has been designed in a flexible way so they can study on a part-time basis while they are staying in a hostel. "

The package aims to help trainees gain skills at NVQ levels 1 and 2.

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