Marching Towards Employment


As part of the Saints4Ability project, Saints Foundation runs a 16+ programme that supports people with disabilities by teaching them key skills, and therefore improving chances of getting them into employment.

The 12-week course is split into two main segments; the first six-week block is a Sports Leadership Level 1 qualification. This teaches participants the basic elements of coaching, including designing and delivering a sports session.

The course is specifically designed to improve communication, a skill which will benefit participants when in employment.

The latter half of the programme is a six-week employability course led by CDG Wiseability, which includes six two-hour workshops covering interview skills, presentations and ‘what employers want’, as well as a two-hour beginners skiing lesson which is designed to improve confidence in participants.

100% of those who have participated in Marching Towards Employment have self-reported an improvement in their confidence and communication skills when it comes to employment scenarios, and 25% of those who have completed the programme have gone into employment.

12 weeks ago I wouldn’t have been able to speak in front of a group, but today I have delivered a presentation about Southampton FC. This course has given me the confidence to speak to new people” – Connor Newcombe, Marching To Employment participant

Saints Foundation’s next Marching Towards Employment programme starts on January 19th 2018, and runs until March 2018.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Saints Foundation’s Saints4All Senior Project Officer, Rob Pearce at

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