Relaunch of CXK’s Elevate Study Programme in Canterbury

17th April 2018

CXK announces the relaunch of its Elevate study programme in Canterbury, a scheme designed to help unemployed young people to build confidence, develop their Maths and English skills, and find work. 

Elevate is a programme for 16-24 year olds who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and do not hold English and/or Maths at GCSE Level 4 or above (Grade C or above). The 12 week programme begins on 8th May and is open to anyone in the Canterbury and surrounding areas.

Participants benefit from a personal development programme designed to help them improve their confidence and develop their English and Maths skills, as well as benefitting from work placements relevant to their career aspirations. The programme is completely free of charge.

Supported by a dedicated tutor, the participating young people work on their interview, presentation and job application skills. They are supported to develop their English and Maths functional skills, bolster their I.T and customer service skills, and focus heavily on personal development and confidence building. In addition, they benefit from individual work placements tailored to their career field of interest. CXK works with a large network of local employers to support this element of the programme.

Having successfully completed the programme, the participating young people will gain English and Maths functional skills qualifications at the right level for them, and a Certificate in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development.

Kellie Major, Assistant Director of Training and Development at CXK, commented: “The Elevate programme is designed to help young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training), and who do not hold English and/or Maths at Level 4. The programme enables young people to boost their skills, build confidence and get in the best position possible to find work.

“A great number of the young people that take part in the programme go on to achieve positive outcomes. 43 young people took part in the programme last year, with 88% progressing into education, employment or training within 12 months.”

For further information on the programme, including how to apply, contact: Luke Morris,, 07843 287827.

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