Pathways Courses 2023

Our Pathways courses are custom-made to help develop your essential skills for the future.

We now have 3 Pathways courses running: Digital Inclusion, Independent Living, and Pre-Employment. All in venues across Manchester.

Digital Inclusion Course (8 Weeks)

Funded by The Edward Gostling Foundation

Next courses:

On hold until further notice

What is Digital Inclusion?

Tackling challenges of digital inclusion for disabled people, by upskilling clients to have confidence using digital devices, build relationships with others by accessing community groups, courses, training and volunteering online. In turn will help clients feel more confident with communication, safety online, improve their health and wellbeing, especially those who struggle to get out due to disability or self-isolating.

Quotes from two of our clients who attended this course:

“This course has helped me to make new friends and be safe online on the websites and talking to people online and being safe spending money. I really enjoyed coming to the course and tell lots of my friends about it. The staff are really nice.”

“In the past 8 weeks in the sessions I have learnt lots of ICT skills and how to use Zoom because I didn’t know how to use it and my caring skills have come more, happy doing this course.”

Independent Living (8 weeks)

On hold until further notice

Pre-Employment Course (8 weeks)

On hold until further notice

Both Independent Living & Pre-Employment courses are made up of two parallel eight-week courses of weekly group sessions.

What is included in Independent Living course and Pre-Employment?

You will be given the freedom to identify your own aspirations and the barriers that currently stand in your way; we’ll work with you to use your shared experience to support one another on the course. 

97% of participants reported an increase of confidence and 88% a reduction in stress and anxiety.

Independent Living Clients

86% – Feel more motivated to find work

96% – Taking part had made a positive difference to them

97% – Increased confidence

88% – Reduced my stress and anxiety and solving problems

Pre-employment clients

97% – Taking part had made a positive difference to them

97% – More confident

86% – Improved motivation for work

Quotes from two of our clients who attended the courses:

“I’ve loved every aspect of the course. Everyone in the room has got more confidence. I know more about my options and what’s out there and I now have the confidence to pursue it”.

“I was about to go into my shell but I’ve learned not to go there. I’ve made so many improvement since coming onto the course. It’s the best thing I’ve done”.

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Keep coming back to our website or ask a member of staff at Breakthrough UK for more information on new courses coming for 2023. 

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