This November 2020, Bikeworks is relaunching its Employment and Skills programme to residents aged 18 years+, who live in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, and Waltham Forest.

Our focus is on supporting people with disabilities, long-term health conditions and mental health support needs, in a friendly and supportive environment.

Our first cohort starts in September 2020, for two days a week, over a 3-month period. One day is spent learning with our experienced Tutor. The second day is designed to demonstrate the learning through participation at our All Ability Cycling Clubs (in Victoria Park and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park).

Content of the course is designed to increase the confidence and skills required in the workplace, including communication, team-working, health and safety, and more. Mixing practical delivery, verbal questioning, and written work, in a friendly and supportive environment, participants will receive valuable training in how to work with people with complex needs. This is something that will help greatly in a future job but is not often covered by other work experience or training.

Participants will come away with a:

  • Level 1 City and Guilds Employability Qualification
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Work Experience or Volunteering at our Cycling Clubs
  • Free access to the Bikeworks All Ability Cycling Clubs

For participants with learning support needs, we adapt our delivery to your needs.

The Level 1 City and Guilds Employability Qualification will cover:

404 Effective communication 

411 Working as part of a team   

413 Safe learning in the workplace 

424 Introduction to health and safety awareness in the workplace 

438 Supporting others 

441 Rights and responsibilities in the workplace 

460 Introduction to working with vulnerable adults 

For more information and/or to apply, please complete our Cycle Into Work referral/enquiry form

Our Employment & Skills Programme is funded by