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The Award Programme for young people aged 16–18 years

Not in training, education or employment? Then the Award Programme could be just what you're looking for to get you back on track.

The programme is full time, with starting points in September and March. We can help you to decide what you want to do with your future and to develop the skills and qualities you need to get there.

Why should I take part?

The programme gives you the chance to develop practical life and teambuilding skills, experience what a workplace is like (e.g. this could be a placement with Hampshire County Council), and at the same time gain nationally recognised qualifications.

During the programme, you will undertake a range of activities, which will help you when applying for jobs, by developing:

  • problem solving

  • presentation and communication skills

  • resilience and independence

  • commitment

  • practical skills

  • leadership and teambuilding skills.


Is it for me?

Are you aged 16–18 (or up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties or disabilities) and not sure what to do next? Then the Award Programme could be for you.

The programme runs in the following areas:

  • Gosport and Fareham: Nimrod Youth Centre, Rowner, Gosport - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Hart and Rushmoor: Mayfield Centre, Farnborough - Monday, Thursday and Friday
  • New Forest: The Garage Youth Centre, Eling, Totton - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Eastleigh and Winchester: Eastleigh Scout Hall - Monday, Thursday and Friday

Financial support

You may be for full or discretionary bursary support of up to £1,200 by applying for the 16–19 Bursary Fund.

The bursary provides support to young people to help you stay in education and training after 16 and can help pay for costs like transport.

How to apply

You may prefer be referred to the programme by a professional (i.e. a youth worker or teacher).

If you think you are eligible and could benefit from this support, contact the Youth Support Services in your area, who can tell you more and let you know how to link with a referrer.


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For professionals

Do you know of a young person who could benefit from support through the Award Programme?

Information for referrers