Tower Hamlets teenagers’ qualification launch in East End
A NEW diploma for teenagers who want to work in public service has been announced in London’s East End today, three years before it goes nationwide. Tower Hamlets is one of first 66 areas around the country to operate the Public Services diploma
A NEW diploma for teenagers who want to work in public service has been announced in London’s East End today, three years before it goes nationwide.
Tower Hamlets is one of first 66 areas around the country to operate the Public Services diploma for wannabe police dog handlers, firefighters, museum administrators or housing officers.
It gives youngsters an insight into jobs in public service and equips them with skills for university, college or workplace.
The Diploma is available in Tower Hamlets from September and is being rolled out across the country in 2013.
“It is exactly what the public sector has been crying out for,” said Skills for Justice organisation’s Lis Martin.
You may also want to watch:
“Its a qualification that will channel youngsters into many careers and ensure they’re equipped with relevant knowledge to prepare them for work.”
The Diploma, created by her organisation together with Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership, is part of the Government’s education reforms for ages 14 to 19, the biggest shake up since the National Curriculum.
- 1 Jailed: Cyclist who rode off after fatal collision with 'gentleman', 72
- 2 Leyton Orient still looking to add one or two new signings
- 3 Jury sent home for the day in MP Apsana Begum's trial on housing fraud charges
- 4 Leyton Orient sign Theo Archibald on loan from Lincoln City
- 5 Highest point reached on new homes in disused Bethnal Green car park
- 6 Poplar MP tells court: 'I fled home when brother said I was possessed'
- 7 John McDonnell is character witness for Poplar MP accused of housing fraud
- 8 Thames Path voted UK's No one for walking — even if blocked in places
- 9 Bidding for Harry Kane's signed jersey open in Wapping Youth FC auction
- 10 ‘Humanitarian disaster’ food shortage for East End families in poverty
It combines classroom study including maths, English, ICT, personal development and subjects related to public services with hands-on learning in a working environment.