Skills and Training Courses

Shaping Futures - Training Provider: Bradford YMCA

New programme for 16-25 year olds in the Bradford area! Shaping Futures is a short programme of up to 16 weeks and will focus on environmental up-cycling. Participants will be part of a small, consistent group (no more than 6). Most sessions will be spent outdoors transforming a piece of land into a community garden space.

Participants do not need any previous experience of working outdoors but, because of the nature of the space and work, they do need to be able to walk, climb slopes and stairs and take part in physical activity such as planting and digging. Participants will need to dress appropriately for the weather, providing their own waterproofs, warm clothes and boots or suitable shoes.

We also ask participants to bring their own refreshments such as a drink and snack as we cannot currently provide this. Participants will be required to wear a mask for indoor spaces. We will provide hand sanitiser and will strive to abide by all Government recommendations and health and safety precautions as applicable.

Provider and location
Bradford YMCA, Culture Fusion, 125 Thornton Road, Bradford, BD1 2EP


Skills/qualifications the course will provide

Throughout the programme we will offer young people the chance to:

  • Develop confidence
  • Be creative
  • learn about upcycling and the environment
  • Experience team work and increase transferable skills
  • Experience working outdoors on a practical project
  • Work towards a qualification awarded through Prince’s

Required qualification and educational requirements for attendance

  • NEET
  •  aged between 16 and 25
  • available on Thursdays
  • willing to commit to attend regularly
  • wanting and able to progress into employment or training
  • able to undertake work outdoors in all weathers




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