City West secures framework place to deliver more training for Salford school children

Posted: 10/07/2017

City West Housing Trust is in line to deliver more alternative training courses to school children across Salford after securing a place on a new local authority framework.

The landlord, which owns and manages 14,800 homes and is part of the ForViva group, is already the largest provider of alternative training for Key Stage 4 pupils in Salford, typically made up of those in Year 10 and Year 11.

Salford City Council has launched the new framework as it changes the way it commissions alternative training options, which are offered to pupils who are experiencing problems with their schools mainstream curriculum.

The training is open to a wide range of pupils, including those who choose to gain a construction related qualification through their options.

Jenny Chapman, Interim Director of Health & Wellbeing at ForViva, of which City West is a group member, said: “We are delighted we have the opportunity to build on the excellent training and support services that we already deliver to children across Salford.

“Services like this are at the heart of our vision to help improve lives for communities and encourage young people to fulfil their potential. Access to this kind of training gives people the best opportunity to go on to live successful and independent lives.”

City West already works in partnership with schools and Pupil Referral Units across Salford and has engaged with more than 70 individuals.

There are currently 50 pupils signed up for City West’s School Link programme which provides access to training, qualifications and career support for those who find it difficult to engage in mainstream education.