SWAPs

(Sector – based Work Academy Programmes)

So what is a SWAP? 

SWAP stands for Sector based Work Academy Programme and is an opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience in a particular industry.

If you’re interested in a particular industry or you just simply want to try something new the SWAP could be the path for you!

One of our most popular academies, this gives you the tools to work in the construction industry, which has been booming in the South West and beyond.

During this two week programme you will – 

  • Gain Level 1 award in Health & Safety in a construction environment
  •  have the opportunity to gain your CSCS 5 year labourers card as well as access to an app to practice for your test
  • Explore career options & current opportunities in the sector
  • Learn how to prepare for an interview
  • Have the opportunity to meet with local employers
  • Opportunity to develop skills in bricklaying
  • Be supplied with your own PPE (Hat, Boots, Hi-Vis Vest)

There is also an opportunity to complete this SWAP virtually

This academy will provide you with the opportunity to gain the qualification needed to apply for a SIA licence which is needed to work in the industry. 

During this 15 day programme you will – 

  • Explore career options and current opportunities in the security sector
  • Gain three qualifications – 

– Level 1 certificate in personal development employability

– Level 2 award Working as a Door Supervisor needed for SIA licence

– Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work

  • Have the opportunity to meet with local employers
  • Learn how to prepare for an interview

 

During this two week programme you will – 

  • Be introduced to administration and business opportunities
  • Explore the qualifications and skills needed to work in the sector
  • Look at work practices within business and administration
  • Have the opportunity to meet with local employers

You will also have the opportunity to complete Level 1 accredited qualification in Microsoft applications Excel & Word.

With an ageing population, and lots of people choosing to retire to the South West, the care sector is growing rapidly, offering lots of job opportunities for the right people.

During this two week programme you will – 

  • Be introduced to the care sector and different roles available
  • Explore the qualifications and skills needed to work in the sector
  • Have the opportunity to meet with local employers
  • Apply for current vacancies
  • Learn how to prepare for an interview

With so many Hotels and Restaurants in the area, there’s still a need for keen hospitality workers who can offer great customer service. 

During this two week programme you will – 

  • Be introduced to the hospitality industry and different roles and vacancies available
  • Gain customer service skills and be given examples of good and poor customer service
  • Learn how to handle customer complaints and confidentiality 
  • Apply for current vacancies
  • Learn how to prepare for an interview
  • Have the opportunity to meet with local employers

NEW one day optional qualification in Developing Barista Skills

During this two week programme you will – 

  • Be introduced to the cleaning and industrial services industry and different roles and vacancies available
  • Look at the importance of health and safety and understand risks and hazards
  • Understand chemical labelling and personal protective equipment
  • Apply for current vacancies
  • Have the opportunity to meet with local employers

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