Voyage is proud to announce our amazing collaboration with New City College to run our two week long Horizons Plus Project.

Horizons is accessed by a short sign up form attached below and is available by referrals from secondary school teachers, social and community workers. Young people can self refer also.

Horizons is a unique collaboration which combines our specialisms supporting young people with educational challenges alongside structured education provision. This collaboration allows us to work with young people who may not feel that higher education may not be their next step in life and we aim to work with them to prepare and help plan their steps into employment and possible training.

Young people will

  • access bite size learning of key subjects offered at New City College
  • secure a mentor as part of their ongoing involvement in college life
  • get to meet some amazing young people on similar journeys
  • leave our project with a clearer sense of their choices and life goals
  • enjoy refreshments and lunch

We hope to encourage young people to review their options by sampling our bite size course which are all part of the two week programme starting on Monday 19th July and finishes Thursday 29th July. All participants will be invited to Voyages annual BBQ 31st July so all participants can become part of our wider family and access on going support.

Quick sign up - Horizons Plus 2021

Course Writer (Sustainability)

Hours: (Temporary Contract)

Voyage is a charity that empowers and enables young black people through a range of educational and leadership courses, specialist and peer mentoring, developmental and skills building opportunities and work experience. It is both youth and BAME led and has a strong and growing track record of effective and recognised impact.

Through consultation with our environmental partners and youth advisory board, we have planned the development of a new course, Young Leaders for Sustainable Cities, which aims to provide our young people with the skills and knowledge to lead and advocate for more environmentally conscious lives. It is a 12-week level 2 course for year 9s and 10s and will act as a prerequisite to our graduates’ scheme where participants will have access to a range of supportive services including mentoring and work experience in the environment sector. The course will educate young people on sustainability, climate change, pollution and conservation and will frame the complexity of environmental justice and the disproportionate impact of climate change and pollution on particular racial groups. The broader impact of this course will be the diversification of the environment sector which, after farming, is the least diverse sector in the UK, as well as to address the disproportionally high level of black unemployment rates.

The course will begin in September as a pilot project, so we are looking for an educational course writer to assist in the development of the course from June through to August. Someone with experience of writing a level 2 or above accredited course is desirable, but not necessary, and we are open to professionals with an environmental education. We will use one of the four following accreditors for the course; One Awards, Pearson’s, EduQual or Open College Network London.

The course development will be overseen by our Special Project Manager and will involve the input of all of our team and our youth advisory board.

Time Frame (to be confirmed) Deliverables
June 21th Application Deadline
June 21st – 25th Interviews to determine the timescale of project completion –
June §  Initial planning with Voyage team to outline the details of the brief and agree deliverables and outcomes for the project.
July §  The development and first draft of the course

§  Check in and update to obtain ongoing reviews and feedback from Voyage staff

August §  Edit and refine upon youth consultation and staff feedback

§  Present final draft to Voyage Youth team

§  Sign and agree to copyrights