The Gold Offer has two versions: Gold and Gold PLUS.

Gold has no printed resources supplied with it, apart from a set of posters. Facilitators need to print off Activity Sheets for each student for each session. These are usually four sides of A4. Gold PLUS has all the printed resources shown in the flipbook on this page, including three workbooks. The only thing facilitators need to print off are the session plans.

At the heart of both versions are 30 videos, average length fifteen minutes, many of which feature people with additional needs in paid employment. These not only inspire your young people to help them believe they can get paid employment, they also show them the practical pathways to the all-important job interview.

Many organisations run the programme over a full year, but not necessarily an academic year. There are schools, for example, who start it with their year-10 students in the summer term with the introductory sessions (one session a week), and move into the main part of the programme when they’re year-11 students in September.

Who benefits from this?

Both versions of the Gold Offer are designed for young people at entry level. The typical gold user will have basic reading and writing and might have mild or moderate learning disabilities. The initiative is not suitable for young people with severe or profound learning disabilities. The typical gold user will probably have a basic grasp of how to use the internet and perhaps, for example, be able to navigate their way to the Sainsbury’s website. From that point, whilst they might be able to access the current vacancies section, going much further than this would be too challenging for them. Both versions of the Gold Offer are ideal for students from year 10 to year 14. People in their twenties and thirties in day service settings can thrive too.

How much does it cost?

The Gold Programme is offered at £220 a year for as many students as you want to take part. For each session you are supplied, via email, with a video link, a session plan and an Activity Sheet for your young people, usually four sides of A4. You print off the number you need depending on how many young people there are in your group. You are also supplied with one set of A3 posters that are posted to you. These form an essential part of the course.

The Gold PLUS Programme is offered at:
        £100 per young person for a group of six or lower.
        £92 per young person for seven to fourteen participants.
        £85 per young person for fifteen to twenty-four participants.
        £75 per young person for twenty-five and above.

For the additional investment, what does Gold PLUS offer in terms of printed resources, and how do the programmes work in practice?

Please open the flipbook on this page to find out.

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