To be offered a place onto our ACTIVATE course, clients will need to have completed a Work Smart induction, be deemed to be close to "job ready" and be able to obtain 2 references covering the previous 3 years (Priority will be given to employer references but may also include character references from persons of professional standing). Clients will have attained the appropriate levels for both literacy (Level 1) and numeracy (Entry Level 3).

Course Content

The ACTIVATE course supports clients with NHS application forms, interview techniques, mock interview, job searching skills and students will also complete an OCR unit qualification in employability skills. Following successful completion of the programme students may be given an opportunity to experience a work taster placement depending on DBS and occupational health clearance.


The course is for five weeks and consists of two weeks in-house training from 9.30am to 2.30pm for three days per week and may be followed by a three week work placement for 15 hours per week. Days and times may vary depending on placement area.