Fairbridge Programme

The Fairbridge programme is designed to support under-achieving young people who have been, or are in danger of being, excluded from school by helping them to develop their personal and social skills, with a view to successfully re-engaging them in full-time education.

The programme begins with a five day access course, encompassing a three day residential.  During the Access course, the young people take part in challenging and adventurous activities, the aim of which is to develop team work skills whilst, in addition, providing them with the opportunity to better understand their strengths and weaknesses.  The young people then complete ten follow on sessions over a period of ten weeks, with activities ranging from coasteering, cooking to even survival sessions.  Alongside these group based activities, young people receive one-to-one support to create new, and review existing, goals and soft targets.

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Accreditation Details

Qualification Awarding Body Credit Value SCAAT
The Prince’s Trust Qualification The Prince’s Trust Entry to Level 3
Example Daily Timetable
Time Activity
10:00 Breakfast Club / Arrive at Centre
10:15 Ice-breaker activities / Team-building activities. Young people complete their Personal Development Plan and set themselves a goal for the day.
11:00 Young people prepare for activities. Activities to include: climbing, raft-building, high ropes or low ropes, art, drama, survival sessions. The young people get the equipment they need and then if going off site, travel to the venue.
12:00 Arrive at venue and complete activity.
14:30 Return to the centre. Pack equipment away and review the session using the young person’s individual Personal Development Plan.
15:30 Finish