LIMITLESS

Background to LIMITLESS

Four years ago, at a team meeting, it was agreed that Threshold, needed to find a way of not only offering support and safety to women but also a way of offering them opportunities to turn their lives around.  We were seeing more and more women coming back to Threshold – some with a different alleged perpetrator, some who had been in refuge as children, but were now victims/survivors requiring support, and others looking for meaningful training opportunities to help them move forward with their lives.

In 2013 we launched the educational arm of Threshold DAS.  Threshold DAS are very fortunate that we currently hold a number of Educational and Employability contracts that support those who are unemployed and economically inactive, however, we found that there were many women who wanted to access our courses who were ineligible, because they were working or on a zero hour contract.

And so LIMITLESS was born……………..

LAUNCH

LIMITLESS was launched in May 2019 after a seven month mobilisation period. Courses started being delivered  from 1st May 2019 in a wide range of subject areas . Please email in the first instance to LIMITLESS@Threshold-Das.org.uk if you are interesting in joining our mailing list or would like further details.

LIMITLESS is an educational programme of support funded by the Welsh European Social Fund under Priority 2, Skills for Growth Wales: Specific Objective 4

Women 18 and over, who are working, or on a zero hour contract are eligible.  Women have to be living or working in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Caerphilly, Torfaen or Blaenau Gwent.

LIMITLESS is made up of three strands.

Strand 1: WEB: Women Exploring Business Programme

WEB course is designed to inspire women to set up their own business.  It is an eight-day practical programme (one day per week, over eight weeks) that provides women with the tools to set up a service or develop a product.  They learn about all aspects of self-employment including marketing, finance, tax, selling, marketing, design, image etc.  On day seven they will have the opportunity to go out into the community and sell the product or service they have developed.  We will hire a market stall for them to do this.  The programme also allows them to achieve two Agored Cymru Qualifications, at a range of academic levels.

Strand 2: WISH: Women’s Integrated Support Hub

WISH will offer individually tailored support packages to build confidence and self-esteem.  WISH offers a large range of courses across different subject areas.

LIMITLESS is dedicated to providing a learner-centred curriculum and we are happy to deliver training based on the wishes and suggestions of women themselves.

Examples include: Volunteering, Salsa dancing, Community Development, Jewellery Making, Mindfulness, Pottery, Photography, Retail, Education, Customer Service, Social Care, Administration work, Working in the Third Sector, Sports and Leisure,

Criminal Justice, Catering, Heritage, Media and IT, Entrepreneurship, Arts & Crafts, and the Environment

WISH is open to all women regardless of their backgrounds, needs or abilities. The courses range from Entry Level up to Level 4.

Strand 3: Qualification: Supporting the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Sector through Volunteering

LIMITLESS is working with the VAWDASV Team in Welsh Government and Agored Cymru to develop a qualification at levels 2 and 3 (Award and Extended Award) aimed at volunteers working in the Domestic Abuse and or Sexual Violence Sector. This will include survivors and ex-service users but will also be available to others who are interested in getting into support work.  We hope that it will complement the plans of the VAWDASV team to develop a National Survivor Engagement Framework.

COURSES Currently Available in Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire  and Blaenau Gwent

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

– Domestic Violence Awareness: Agored Cymru accredited: Level, 1 credit. PS11CY002

– Understanding  the affects of Domestic Abuse on Children. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 3 credits: PS22CY028

– MARAC:  Agored Cymru accredited. Level 2: 1 credit. PS22CY025

Social Care

 – SAFEGUARDING: Full Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 1 credit. PT12CY100

– Equality and Diversity: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 2 credits. GA72CY004

Confidence and Interpersonal Skills

 – Developing Personal Confidence and Self Awareness: Full  Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited Level 2, 3 credits. HB12CY060

Anger and Conflict Management : Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 1 credit  HB32CY013

Thinking Skills: Part Qualification Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Entry level 3, 2 credit  HB1E3CY032

– Interpersonal Skills:Full Qualification Agored Cymru accredited: Level 1 and Level 2, 3 credits HB72CY012

Education

– Train the Trainer: Agored Cymru accredited: level 2, 3 credits.  GB72CY039

Children and Young People 

– Playwork: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 3 Credits PT42CY006

Volunteering:

Volunteering and Community Engagement: Full Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 3 credits.  PR32CY002

Leisure and Lifestyle 

Healthy Lifestyles: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 1, 2 credits.  PA91CY015

 – Mental Health and Well Being: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2,  2 credits. PA92CY030

 – Team Working: Full Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 3 credits. AF42CY008

 – Personal Skills Development through Physical Activities: Full Qualification Agored Cymru accredited: Entry Level 3, 3 credits.  MA22CY004

– Yoga Skills: Agored Cymru accredited: Level 1, 2 credits.  HB31CY012

 – Peer Mentoring: Agored Cymru accredited: Level 1 and 2, 2 credits. GB71CY010

Environment

– Environmental Awareness: Full  Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits QA12CY005

Money and Budgeting

 – Healthy Eating on a Budget.:  Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: level 2, 3 credits. PA92CY007

Retail 

Customer Service: Full Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 3 credits. BA32CY009

Office and Business

 – Marketing: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 3 credits.  BA12WN003

Entrepreneurship

 – Planning an Enterprise Activity: Part Qualification Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 1 credit. AE82CY010

 -Running an Enterprise Activity: Part Qualification Agored Cymru accredited:Level 2, 1 credit.  AE82CY012

– Participating in an Enterprise Activity: Full Qualification Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 3 credits. AE82CY011

 – Exploring Entrepreneurship: Part Qualification Agored Cymru accredited:Level 2, 2 credits. AE82CY013

IT

Healthy working when using IT:  Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited:  CP12CY010

– Using ICT: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 2 credits. CP12CY012

– Using Email: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 1 credit.  CR32CY001

History and Culture

To Follow

Feminism 

 – Feminist Theory and Domestic Abuse:  Part Qualification Agored Cymru accredited: Level 3, 3 credits. PS23CY024

Law and Legal 

– The Legal System in England and Wales : Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2 , 3 credits.  EC12CY001

Preparing to be a Board Member: Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 4 credits. AF62CY006

Study 

Personal Career Portfolio: Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 3 credits. HC12CY015

Misc 

– Personal Money Management:Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 2 credits. HE12CY001

– Personal Skills Development: Full  Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited: Level 2, 3 credits. MA22CY004

COMING SOON

 – Homelessness and Housing: Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2:  3 credits. HD62CY005

Communication in the workplace: Part  Qualification: Level 2, 2 credits.  AF32CY007

Effective Communication in the Workplace: Full Qualifications: Agored Cymru Accredited  Level 2, 3 credits, AF32CY006

 – Transgender Awareness: Part  Qualification: Level 2, 2 credits. FB22CY008

 – Understanding Relationships: Full Qualifications: Agored Cymru Accredited  Level 2, 3 credits.  PA92CY031

– Work Experience: Full Qualification Agored Cymru accredited. Level 2,: 3 credits.  HC42CY004

 – Understanding Domestic Abuse and related services: Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2:  2 credits. PS23CY021

 – Understanding the affects of Alcohol: Full Qualification: Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2:  3 credits. PA92CY028

 – Child Poverty in Wales: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 2 credit.s PR22CY005

 – Assertiveness Skills: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 1 credit. HB62CY056

 – Resilience Skills: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 2 credits. HB12CY056

 – Decision Making: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 1 credit. AF72CY004

 – Problem Solving Skills:  Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 2 credits. AF72CY003

 – Assertiveness and Decision Making: Full  Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits. HB22CY004

 – Work Experience: Full Qualification Agored Cymru accredited. Level 2, 3 credits.  HC42CY004

 – Health and Safety in a Work Environment: Full  Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits. PL52CY008

 – Emotional Intelligent: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 2 credits. HB12CY073

 – Social and Legal Aspects of Personal Safety: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 1 credit HB12CY061

 – Young people in the criminal Justice System: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 2 credits. EE52CY037

 – Time Management and Action Planning: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 2 credit. AF22CY007

 – Skills Development: Full  Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits. HB12CY059

 – Negotiation Skills:  Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 1 credits. HB72CY010

 – Critical Thinking:  Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 2 credits. HB12CY055

 – Information Literacy: Full  Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits.  HC72CY131

 – Spreadsheets: Full  Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 1: 3 credits.   CP31CY009

 – Factual Writing: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 2 credits. KC42WE002

 – Business Organisations: Full  Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits.  AA32WN002

 – Sociology of Crime and Deviance: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits. EE22WN002

 – Personnel of the Law: The legal profession and Judiciary: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits. EC12CY009

 – Welsh Culture: The geography and People of Wales: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 2 credit. FM32CY001

  – Welsh Culture : The traditions and customers of Wales: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 2 credit. FM32CY001

 – Oral Presentation Skills: Full  Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits. KB32WN003

 – Developing IT Skills: word Processing: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 1 credit.  CQ12CY011

 – Completing a project and  or an  assignment: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits. HC71CY040

 – Presentation of a research project: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 6 credits.  HD22CY010

 – Using Email: Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 1: 1 credit. CR31WN601

– Creative Writing for Pleasure: Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits. KC32CY011

 – Using Social Media to deliver Customer Service: Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits. AY72CY014

 – Introduction to the Internet: Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 3 credits. CK22WN005

 – Finding, selecting and using information using ICT:  Part Qualification. Agored Cymru accredited  Level 2: 2 credits.  HD22CY022

 

 

OVER ARCHING

LIMITLESS will aim to support its participants with:

  • up-skilling,
  • a wide range of accredited modules and qualifications,
  • an online learning portal
  • increasing self-confidence and self-esteem,
  • starting up in business/self-employment,
  • promotion of women in the workplace,
  • increasing digital literacy,
  • female participation in non-traditional and gender-specific areas of work,
  • the reduction of stereotyping.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF OUR MAILING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR DETAILS TO LIMITLESS@Threshold-Das.org.uk

Funded by:

 

Cefndir LIMITLESS

Bedair blynedd yn ôl, mewn cyfarfod tîm, cytunwyd bod angen i Threshold ddod o hyd i ffordd o gynnig cymorth a diogelwch i fenywod yn ogystal â chanfod ffordd o gynnig cyfleoedd iddynt droi eu bywydau o gwmpas. Roeddem yn gweld mwy a mwy o fenywod yn dod nôl i Threshold – rhai â drwgweithredwyr honedig gwahanol, rhai wedi bod mewn lloches fel plant, ond erbyn hyn yn ddioddefwyr/goroeswyr oedd angen cymorth, ac eraill yn chwilio am gyfleoedd hyfforddi ystyrlon i’w helpu i symud ymlaen gyda’u bywydau.

Yn 2013, lansiwyd cangen addysgol Threshold DAS. Mae Threshold DAS yn ffodus iawn bod gennym nifer o gontractau Addysgol a Chyflogadwyedd ar hyn o bryd sy’n cefnogi’r rhai sy’n ddi-waith ac yn economaidd anweithgar, serch hynny, gwelwyd bod yna lawer o fenywod oedd eisiau cael mynediad i’n cyrsiau ddim yn gymwys, oherwydd eu bod yn gweithio neu ar gontract dim oriau.

A dyna sut dechreuodd LIMITLESS ……………

LANSIO

Bydd LIMITLESS yn cael ei lansio ym mis Mai 2019 ar ôl cyfnod o saith mis o sefydlogi. Bydd LIMITLESS yn cymryd atgyfeiriadau ar unwaith, ond ni fydd y cyrsiau’n dechrau tan 1af Mai 2019. Fel man cychwyn, e-bostiwch LIMITLESS@Threshold-Das.org.uk os oes gennych ddiddordeb ymuno â’n rhestr bostio neu os hoffech fwy o fanylion.

Mae LIMITLESS yn rhaglen gymorth addysgol sy’n cael ei hariannu gan Gronfa Gymdeithasol Ewrop o dan Flaenoriaeth 2, Sgiliau Twf Cymru: Amcan Penodol 4

Mae menywod 18 oed a throsodd, sy’n gweithio, yn hunangyflogedig neu ar gontract dim oriau yn gymwys. Rhaid i fenywod fod yn byw neu’n gweithio yn Sir Gaerfyrddin, Sir Benfro, Caerffili, Torfaen neu Flaenau Gwent.

Mae LIMITLESS yn cynnwys tair elfen.

Elfen 1: WEB: Rhaglen Menywod yn Archwilio Busnes

Mae cwrs WEB wedi’i gynllunio i ysbrydoli menywod i sefydlu eu busnesau eu hunain. Mae’n gwrs ymarferol wyth diwrnod (un diwrnod yr wythnos, dros wyth wythnos) sy’n rhoi’r sgiliau i fenywod sefydlu gwasanaeth neu ddatblygu cynnyrch. Maen nhw’n dysgu am bob agwedd ar fod yn hunangyflogedig, gan gynnwys marchnata, cyllid, treth, gwerthu, marchnata, dylunio, delwedd ac ati. Ar y seithfed diwrnod, bydd cyfle i fynd i’r gymuned a gwerthu’r cynnyrch neu’r gwasanaeth maen nhw wedi’i ddatblygu. Byddwn yn llogi stondin yn y farchnad er mwyn iddyn nhw allu gwneud hynny. Mae’r rhaglen hefyd yn caniatáu iddyn nhw gael dau Gymhwyster Agored Cymru, ar ystod o lefelau academaidd.

Elfen 2: WISH: Hwb Cymorth Integredig i Fenywod

Bydd WISH yn cynnig pecynnau cymorth unigol sydd wedi’u teilwra i feithrin hyder a hunan-barch. Mae WISH yn cynnig amrywiaeth eang o gyrsiau ar draws meysydd a phynciau gwahanol.

Mae LIMITLESS wedi ymroi i ddarparu cwricwlwm sy’n canolbwyntio ar y dysgwr ac rydym yn hapus i ddarparu hyfforddiant sy’n seiliedig ar ddymuniadau ac awgrymiadau menywod eu hunain.

Mae’r enghreifftiau yn cynnwys: Gwirfoddoli, Dawnsio Salsa, Datblygu Cymunedol, Creu Gemwaith, Ymwybyddiaeth Ofalgar, Crochenwaith, Ffotograffiaeth, Manwerthu, Addysg, Gwasanaethau Cwsmer, Gofal Cymdeithasol, Gweinyddu, Gweithio yn y Trydydd Sector, Chwaraeon a Hamdden, Cyfiawnder Troseddol, Arlwyo, Treftadaeth, y Cyfryngau a TG, Entrepreneuriaeth, Celf a Chrefft, a’r Amgylchedd.

Mae WISH yn agored i bob menyw, waeth beth fo’u cefndir, anghenion neu allu. Mae’r cyrsiau’n amrywio o Lefel Mynediad hyd at Lefel 4.

Elfen 3: Cefnogi’r Sector Cam-drin Domestig a Thrais Rhywiol drwy Wirfoddoli

Bydd LIMITLESS yn gweithio gyda Thîm VAWDASV Llywodraeth Cymru ac Agored Cymru i ddatblygu cymhwyster lefel 2 a 3 (Dyfarniad a Dyfarniad Estynedig) sydd wedi’i anelu at wirfoddolwyr sy’n gweithio yn y Sector Cam-drin Domestig a Thrais Rhywiol. Bydd hyn yn cynnwys goroeswyr a chyn-ddefnyddwyr gwasanaethau, ond bydd hefyd ar gael i eraill sydd â diddordeb mewn gwaith cymorth. Gobeithiwn y bydd yn ategu cynlluniau tîm VAWDASV i ddatblygu Fframwaith Cenedlaethol ar gyfer Ymgysylltu â Goroeswyr.

CYFFREDINOL

Nod LIMITLESS yw cefnogi’r rhai sy’n cymryd rhan i:

  • uwch-sgilio,
  • ystod eang o fodiwlau a chymwysterau achrededig,
  • porth dysgu ar-lein,
  • cynyddu hunan-hyder a hunan-barch,
  • dechrau busnes/hunangyflogaeth,
  • hyrwyddo menywod yn y gweithle,
  • cynyddu llythrennedd digidol,
  • cael menywod i weithio mewn meysydd sydd ddim yn draddodiadol ac yn benodol o ran rhyw,
  • lleihau stereoteipio.

OS OES GENNYCH DDIDDORDEB YMUNO Â’N RHESTR BOSTIO, E-BOSTIWCH EICH MANYLION AT LIMITLESS@Threshold-Das.org.uk

Ariannwyd gan Gronfa Gymdeithasol Ewrop o dan Flaenoriaeth 2, Sgiliau Twf Cymru: Amcan Penodol 4

 

 

 

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