Today marks the start of Coach Core’s new Life Locker programme, co-created and delivered with Collinson. Life Locker is a bi-annual online development programme, available for all Coach Core apprentices. Delivered by experts across Collinson, it is a series of accredited workshops that will give the apprentices additional skills and knowledge to kickstart their careers.
Paul Thompson, National Education Manager, Coach Core, said, “The gaps between education and employment can be daunting. Both employers and young people can often voice concerns about not being work ready, so we wanted to do something about it. The Youth Employment UK Employability Review highlighted communication, teamwork, problem solving, self-management and self-belief as key skills for young people. Some of these skills are the most important ones that we will use in our lives, with the highest stakes. Life Locker is built around these employability skills and we are delighted to have co-created it with Collinson to meet this need and to support our apprentices to thrive.”
Sessions range from soft skills such as Effective Communication, Decision Making and Problem Solving, to more technical ones such as Finance, and IT Skills.
Together, this programme will not only support the apprentices in their coaching, but also widen their skill-base so they can explore other employment routes if they wish. Above all, Life Locker is designed to help Coach Core apprentices emerge as young leaders, who can empower and inspire others within their communities.
Coach Core and Collinson began working together in October 2016 after Collinson donated £100,000 to help launch Coach Core's London apprenticeship programme. In September 2021 our partnership was extended for another 3 years.
With Collinson’s continued support, not only will Coach Core be able to help more apprentices across the UK, but we can also ensure their apprentices are given more skills and opportunities than ever before, better preparing them to secure long-term employment in a career they love.