Futureworks is all about supporting you
We offer one-to-one and small-group work aimed at improving your personal development
Our support service has been designed to help you build your confidence in all areas of your life.
With the guidance of a designated mentor you will take part in activities designed around your needs, whether on a one-to-one basis or in a small group, the choice is yours. We will help you take the next step to get where you want to be, build your confidence and increase your chances of a brighter future.
These take place Monday to Thursday and we also have a Feel Good Friday session!
We have a dedicated team to help with this service.
Projects have included artwork and this part of Futureworks NY is one of our most well-attended.
We will update you with more information about our projects and activities in due course.
What You Get
Qualifications & Life Skills
Functional maths is different to GCSE Maths as it focuses on learning skills that can be transferred into everyday situations. It is not taught through a strict curriculum and you learn subjects in functional maths that you will need to use in the future. We have Monday morning and Monday afternoon sessions for Functional Maths.
Functional English is based around reading, writing, speaking and listening. It is focused on skills that are transferable for use in college or employment in the future. All the areas that you will cover will help you improve vital communication skills needed for adult life. We have Monday morning and Monday afternoon sessions for Functional English.
Employability & Personal Development
Our course in employability and personal development is all about helping you gain the skills to help you apply for jobs or colleges. It has units based on CV writing, job searches and interview skills. The personal development side of the course includes units on team work and communication skills. We have one-to-one sessions with our learners all day Tuesday, on Wednesday mornings and all day Thursday.
What Our One-To-One Sessions Can Include
Our one-to-one sessions with our learners can vary and can be adapted to the individual. So one session can include confidence building, support with writing a CV, guidance about job applications, attending appointments, developing fitness and careers advice.
Wednesday Afternoon Group Sessions
Wednesday afternoons at Futureworks NY are when our group sessions take place. Activities and tasks can vary, including art and crafts, life skills, searching for jobs, employability, various team-building games and guest speakers. These sessions have a number of aims including building confidence, self-esteem, interactional skills and can lead to learners discovering new hobbies and interests, building friendships and increasing confidence. Skills are also gained along the way.
Feel Good Fridays
Fridays offer a chance for learners to relax after a week of activities. The aim is to keep Fridays fun, so the feel good sessions have included trips to the bowling centre, an escape room, a walk along the seafront (with some fish and chips as well!), a visit to the local Sealife Sanctuary, a cinema trip, a walk around Peasholm Park, a Go Ape session, rock climbing, go karting, a trip to a museum, a day out in historic York, games sessions, a lunch at a local cafe or even a walk along the Cinder Track. The aim is to build upon skills developed during the week in a fun, interactional way.
Other possible qualification opportunities sometimes include basic First Aid and Sign Language. Qualifications and skills acquired can lead to future employability for our learners.
We have some great Learner Stories to share and we’ll update these soon.
Our Women in the Workshop course got off to a great start earlier this year! We launched this 12-week course with the aim of reaching ladies who are currently unemployed and economically inactive who were interested in gaining some basic hands-on skills. It's been a...
As Lockdown 3.0 doesn’t look like ending any time soon, it’s easy to forget that while many businesses were told to close until it is safe to reopen, here at Futureworks NY, we are working safely and securely in the background, supporting our learners even during...
The Futureworks NY team is proud to announce that we are finalists in the 2020 Innovation and Enterprise Awards. We are in the Phoenix Award - Business Brave of the Year category, which celebrated businesses who've been 'trading' for five years or more. Thank you to...
When I started, I was very anxious and did not get on with people or do well with anxiety. Amber has done amazing, working above and beyond for me. She has helped me come out of my shell...
I would recommend Futureworks to others as I love it here, I feel so welcome and I can talk about anything with anyone."
Futureworks is an ideal place for young people to find structure and confidential support outside of the family.
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