The Horizon project works with young people aged 13 to 19 (or 25 if they have learning disabilities) enabling them to gain vocational and personal skills and accredited qualifications, helping them back into school, further training or work.
Skilled trainers, key workers and functional skills tutors provide one-to-one intensive support, building confidence, addressing individual problems and overcoming barriers to learning, such as behavioural or emotional issues or poor literacy and numeracy. Sports, outdoor trips and community projects carried out by the trainees all help to keep them highly engaged and motivated.
Trainees can also choose to engage in our Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme - open to all young people in YMCA West Kent.
Many schools commission us to offer holistic, supportive work based learning for pupils who are at risk of exclusion.
The quality of our training, teaching, mentoring, tutoring and pastoral support is widely recognised by pupils and parents, schools, PRUs, special schools, social services and Ofsted.
The Horizon Project also runs courses for adults with learning disabilities and for adults who may be unemployed or needing to build their confidence or personal skills to help them back into the work place or onto further training. See Working with wood for adults with Learning Difficulties
There are currently 2 Horizon Project centres across West Kent offering different vocational skills and support provided on a 1-1 basis and in small groups.
You can contact them direct to arrange a visit or a taster session, or download, complete and return this form to make a referral to the Horzion project.
Carpentry and joinery skills at Horizon Tonbridge
at 164 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN10 3EJ.
Tel 01732 363 990 Fax 08712 390677
Multi Skills at Horizon TN2
Lower Floor, TN2 Community Centre, Lakeside (off Greggswood Road), Sherwood, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3LZ.
Tel 01892 544 266 Fax 08712 390677