Pathways Courses 2022

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

We now have 4 Pathways courses running: Digital Inclusion, Independent Living, Pre-Employment and Pathways2Work. All in venues across Manchester.

Download our calendars for all 4 Pathways courses using the following links (all are in PDF format):

Digital Inclusion Course (8 Weeks)

Next course starts: 13th January – 3rd March 2022

Thursdays from 1pm – 4 pm

Located at Benchill Community Center, Wythenshawe

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.”

Digital Inclusion course is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Click the following link to download information on our Digital Inclusion course 

Digital Inclusion poster 2022 in PDF

My Way has free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and

Independent Living (8 weeks)

11th January – 1st March 2022 (Tuesdays) at 1 – 4pm 

Pre-Employment Course (8 weeks)

12th January – 2nd March 2022 (on Wednesdays) at 1 – 4pm 

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?

Click the following link to download information about Independent Living & Pre-Employment 

hIndependent Living and Pre-Employment Course poster 2022 in PDF

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. Independent Living & Pre-Employment courses are funded with the support of the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales.

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

Download the details of our Independent Living and Pre-Employment Courses in PDF

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”.

Pathways 2 Work (10 weeks course)

Next course: 5th January – 2nd March 2022 

Week 1-5 are on a ‘one 2 one’ basis with our Pathways 2 Work coach who will make appointments with you to attend, either online or in person.

Week 6-10 will be peer support job club.

Breakthrough UK is delighted to be running our Pathway2Work programme again, a mix of intensive ‘one 2 one’ coaching and peer support job clubs, supporting disabled people across Greater Manchester to improve their employability and gain volunteer work or paid employment.

Click the following link to download information on our Pathways2Work service:

Pathways2Work Poster 2022 in PDF

Pathways Co-ordinator Sharon said, “Pathways2Work is a fantastic programme of intensive employability support for disabled people looking to gain paid employment or work experience, and is a great addition to our current Pathways Independent Living and Pre-Employment programme”.

Pathways2Work is funded by the ESF Community Grant Programme, which has been granted by the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency in partnership with Local Enterprise Partnerships to the Workers Educational Alliance to provide training and learning opportunities for people at risk of exclusion.

Both organisations and individuals can refer to us in the following ways:

Keep coming back to our website or ask a member of staff at Breakthrough UK for more information on new courses coming for 2022.