Train & Trade

NANSA’s Train and Trade is a provision that supports people with disabilities or additional needs. Through the promotion of independence and personal development, the Train and Trade team will help to remove the barriers obstructing an individual’s journey into gainful employment.

Train and Trade offers a range of adaptive services and traineeships that consider the specific and often, complex needs of every individual. Every trainee will receive a carefully tailored personal development plan; which may include volunteering, mentoring and/or study towards an accredited gateway qualification.

Foundation Volunteering

This traineeship is delivered internally at an approved NANSA venue; these currently include NANSA Charity Shops, a Café and our social enterprise venture, the Artshoproject. The venues are managed by the Charity Trading Team and supported by our dedicated Retail Support Volunteers. Every trainee is also assigned their own Personal Development Coach for the duration of their journey.

Gateway Qualifications

The Train and Trade Gateway Qualification is a nationally recognised and accredited award. It is delivered by our team of Personal Development Coaches and is made up of work-skills units that complement the aspirations and ambitions of each individual trainee. This traineeship can be completed internally at a NANSA approved venue or externally at a community based work placement procured by our Outreach Team.

Supported Volunteering

Train and Trade’s Supported Volunteering is a traineeship delivered at an external venue in the community. These work placements are procured by our Outreach Team, specifically for each individual ensuring that the work placement promotes the very unique interests, aspirations and ambitions of every trainee. The opportunities we currently offer include retail, childcare, floristry, gardening, catering and office admin.

Trainees use their personal budgets to access our Train and Trade programmes. All applications go through our referral process to ensure NANSA is able to meet the needs of new members. You may make a referral directly to us or via your social worker or other professional. We will complete a comprehensive care and support plan with you before confirming a place.

Jacqueline Carey-Knight - Client Support Administrator on 01603 627662
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Artshop Project Artshop Project Artshop Project Our artshop, gallery and print service outlet welcomes new trainees Read more
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