Premier League Works

Marten de Roon & Viktor Fischer sitting on exercise bikes alongside participants on the PL Works programme

The Premier League Works programme was designed to cater for young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), and to help them progress along their employment pathway and to achieve a person-centred outcome.

Our mission at MFC Foundation is to deliver an innovative combination of one-to-one support, personal development workshops, work placements and community action to inspire and support young people to realise their potential.

We run a 13 week programme delivered over two days each week (Thursday & Friday).  The programme is ran on a roll on roll off basis, making it accessible to young people at any time.  Throughout the 13 weeks each participant will complete the following elements:

120 hour Core Programme
Participants complete workshops that focus on developing their employability and life skills whilst also supporting them to develop functional skills such as English, Maths and ICT.

30 hours Work Placement
We work with each participant individually to identify and organise a work placement that best supports their employment goals.

Community Action Activity
Community action projects and activities are developed and organised by the group to not only develop their skills but also to contribute to the local community.

Sports Leaders Level 2 Qualification
This qualification is delivered to supports the participants with a number of personal and social skills such as communication, confidence, team working and leadership.

Throughout the programme we support the young people by giving them a Personal Development Plan that identifies their aspirations and gives them set goals.  Our Project Workers help the individual to work towards their goals and try to support them back into Education, Employment or Training.

For further information on the project please contact the PL Works team on 01642 454816 or email marc.mcphillips@mfcfoundation.co.uk

Stepping Up: Transition Questions Answered

We are delighted to share with you a transitional support booklet which has been designed by our dedicated transition team via the Stepping Up project.

The booklet will help students explore any anxieties, queries or concerns they have regarding their secondary school transition, as well as support them in developing a structured toolkit of strategies to help with this.

This is available for all schools and is free of charge. To sign up and retrieve your pack, complete with school/trust logo, please contact our Stepping Up Coordinator Steven Bell at steven.bell@mfcfoundation.co.uk

That’s also the e-mail to use for further information on the programme.

But before you do that, please follow the link below to watch a video with a young girl called Lola.

Transitioning from primary to secondary school can be a daunting experience, with many questions asked as youngsters take what can be a scary trip into the unknown. These may be Lola’s questions, they could just as easily be yours. They are all answered answered by our Stepping Up coaches.

MFC Foundation are the pioneers of the Stepping Up Transition project.

Stepping Up: Questions Answered