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Date(s) - 08/01/2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Devon Disability Collective

Tutors: Angie Holmes and peer mentors

Who is it for?

A past participant said this about Hidden Gems: “I was ill for ages after my operation and I needed to get back to work. Hidden Gems was great! With references from Hidden Gems I was able to get a job placement and get back into factory work. Being in work makes me feel good and that I’m doing something for the community.”

Course details

Over this 13-week course you will learn how to design, make and sell jewellery and other handcrafted products from recycled and reclaimed metals whilst learning employment skills. During the course, learners will:

  • Undertake the NOCN qualification
  • Design, make and market craft products
  • Experience real-life work activity
  • Be supported to identify and overcome health and personal barriers to employment
  • Have access to programmes and resources to improve health and wellbeing including 5 Ways to Wellbeing and Health Awareness
  • Build confidence to engage with employment
  • Gain valuable and transferable skills
  • Acquire new and flexible entrepreneurial skills
  • Develop creative skills
  • Be supported to search for volunteering and job opportunities
  • Be supported to write CV’s, disclose convictions and develop interview skills
  • Take part in confidence and motivation-building activities

This 13-week course starts Monday on: 8th January

N.B. The course runs 3 days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students can attend just one or all three days if they wish.

Applications for a place on this course can only be made through EDP Drug & Alcohol Services. Please either email or call:
Rod Burnett on rodburnett@edp.org.uk or 07795 306 235