PET-Xi Training delivers programmes to schools and young people across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire through the Positive Directions programme funded by the European Social Fund in partnership with Skills Training UK.
Positive Directions supports young people aged 15-24, who are NEET (not in education, employment or training) or have a clear risk of NEET, by offering them access to early interventions, supporting them to stay in education, employment or training, as well as helping the young people to be able to differentiate between different educational stages and career paths open to them.
During the unprecedented situation due to Covid-19, causing schools to close, this has resulted in more young people than ever being disengaged from education. PET-Xi’s Positive Directions programme gives these young people the opportunity to access full Level 2 Qualifications in IT, Customer Service, Health and Social Care, Team Leading, Employability and maths and English support, delivered remotely whilst still maintaining PET-Xi’s unique, engaging and energetic dynamic.
Throughout May alone PET-Xi supported 150 young learners to gain Level 2 Qualifications through their interactive remote platform, with many learners also going on to sign up for another 2 or 3 qualifications.
“The students have really gained a lot of experience and knowledge by completing your courses. Our school and the parents really appreciated that you have gone above and beyond to do everything possible for the students to complete the courses including driving over 30 miles to loan out equipment. Thank you.” – Mrs Burton
“Amazing team, I enjoyed every day I have been with them, I have had a laugh all the way and still worked really hard, the timings are perfect and the teachers were amazing, I have taken a level 2 customer service course that I would recommend to all !!!!” – Aaliyah
“My son has completed a level 2 customer service course today he has enjoyed it said trainers was entertaining yet professional and made the course fun while learning, definitely recommend.” – Emma