Community Renewal Fund: The ‘LIFE YOU WANT’ Project

The ‘LIFE YOU WANT’ project is available in

– Carmarthenshire

– Blaenau Gwent

– Caerphilly

– Torfaen


18+ whether employed, self-employed, unemployed or on ESA.

These are offered: online via Teams or Zoom, in person in a classroom setting, or via our online learning Portal ‘THE LIFE YOU WANT’.

Courses available are Agored Cymru accredited units, Qualification or Webinars.

Entry Level 1- 3 – and Level 1-2

Offers support with Job Searches, CV writing, Preparing for interviews ( we are also able to support you with clothes for interview).

Up-skilling for those who are employed

Living Skills  – support with things like budgeting, cooking, healthy eating, heathy and well being etc

Courses available include:

  • Marketing,
  • Customer Service,
  • Mental-Ill-health, and Stress,
  • Developing and Improving Confidence,
  • Team working,
  • Safeguarding,
  • IT,
  • Sport,
  • Mindfulness,
  • Pottery,
  • Floristry,
  • Administration,
  • The Environment,
  • Career Planning,
  • Entrepreneurship skills,
  • Equality and Diversity,
  • Understanding Relationships,
  • Problem Solving,
  • Healthy Lifestyles,
  • Thinking skills,
  • The effect of DV on Children and Young People,
  • Using ICT,
  • The Legal System,
  • Rights of the Child,
  • Train the Trainer,
  • Homelessness and Housing,
  • Personal Money Management,

The ‘LIFE YOU WANT’ project is funded by Central Government via Blaenau Gwent Council.

Please email for further details:

What is the LIFE YOU WANT Project

Education is for everyone and there is a range of options for anyone who is considering their ‘next step’ in life, at any time.

Whether they need to learn new skills, update existing skills, or find a new direction, there is support available. That is the ethos behind the programme!

A new online learning portal for people seeking to upskill or re-train and offered as a “one-stop-shop” for those who are unemployed, employed, self-employed and those who have a disability but want to improve their life choices.

A  range of supports is available, with the emphasis on ‘it is never too late to learn something new’.

THE LIFE YOU WANT will be delivered through three individually structured elements that offer tailored and individualised support to individuals, whether they are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. The three elements are:

1.  An online learning MOODLE Portal ‘THE LIFE YOU WANT’, offering training and accredited learning and qualifications.

2. Delivery of training via  Zoom and or Teams.

3.  Delivery in a classroom setting, offering, training, job searches and Agored Cymru qualifications and accredited units  but also employability support.

The courses on offer are accredited qualifications and mapped to qualifications at Award Level and above and recognised by the Qualifications in Wales regulating body.

We also offer a range of Webinars including:

Helping a Child to Learn to Read

–           Developing a Child’s Knowledge in Number

–           Helping a Child to Spell

–           Further Developing Your Brand

–           How to ‘Win’ at Marketing

–         How to use Zoom effectively

–         Preparing for a Zoom interview

–         Can we stay Green

–         Equality and Diversity

–        Mental Health whilst job searching

The LIFE YOU WANT online portal will offer a clear, accessible point of access to enable individuals to receive bespoke and tailored support.  All those who engage with the programme will work with highly experienced tutors, to develop a specifically tailored Individual Training Plan (ITP) prioritising key issues, attaining achievable short- and long-term goals, developing new employability skills as well as exploring opportunities in developing confidence, resilience and transferable skills.

The COVID -19 pandemic continues to negatively impact the labour market, bringing to the fore and highlighting the skills shortages that exist.  We must ensure people have equity in accessing quality training that enables them to develop skills/succeed in life.  Skills they need to grow to keep pace with the demands of the labour market.  This is also critical to securing our economic recovery and ensuring that our local communities and the people in it are key players in that recovery.

– We can accommodate different learning and assessment styles.

–  We can embed employability skills across the programme.

– We have an established network of partners and stakeholders that can add value and complement the learning experience.

The programme benefits from other initiatives spearheaded by Threshold:

–           Our Helping Hands Charity Shop

–           Food Bank

–           Repair Café

–           Teracycle

–           Newly installed industrial kitchen

–          Community Garden

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