Recycling Lives launch new training programmes

Recycling Lives is pleased to announce that our Training Department has expanded even further and we will now be offering even more courses.

Participants of the ‘Achieve North West’ and ‘Lancashire Adult Learning’ programmes will now be able to undertake an OCR Level 2 NVQ in Plant Operations which is equivalent to a qualification at GCSE standard. Participants will also be able to obtain a full fork lift truck operator’s licence which will be invaluable to participants when looking for future work.

By undertaking these courses, participants in our back-to-work programmes will be able to commit to a wider range of work placements and gain work experience in industries in which they’re interested. As these qualifications are nationally accredited by the relevant awarding bodies, these qualifications are valid anywhere in the country, and for any employer.

And it’s not just participants on our back-to-work schemes who benefit. In addition to providing its charity Residents with safe accommodation, Recycling Lives also offers a wide range of training opportunities and work placements to help its Residents end the cycle of homelessness. Our Social Enterprise Education enables Residents to gain academic qualifications whilst our award-winning Training Department offers a variety of vocational qualifications.

By enabling Residents and back-to-work course candidates to study for and obtain the qualifications they need in order to secure employment, Recycling Lives is able to help them to increase their employability and widen their career options.

Although many of the courses provide a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge, the work placements that people undertake with us are also crucial to their on-going success. By undertaking work placements, participants gain the experience that many employers look for as well as increasing their self-confidence and self-esteem and building ties to the local community.

Recycling Lives are pleased to increase the number of courses available at our Training Department and look forward to welcoming a new raft of enthusiastic participants in due course.

We also offer our congratulations to the following candidates, who have recently completed these qualifications; Peter Fraser, Martin Salisbury, Sam Madden, Darren Bailey, Chris Wallace, Ian Carradice, Andrew Bindon, Lewis Wassall, Adam Gilmore and Antony Hale. Well done, lads – and best of luck in your future careers!