Skills for Work

The Skills for Work department run a number of projects offering tailored provision to individuals and small groups of young people.


Programme of Study

BF Adventure are excited to be running a Programme of Study with cohorts starting in September and January, for young people aged 16 – 18 who are not in education or employment.  The course delivers a Level 1 Certificate in Progression tailored towards the outdoor industry and skills for employment.  Learners will undertake functional skills qualifications in Maths and English alongside the course, as well as taking part in a work experience placement.  This year’s cohort have also taken part in a residential in the New Forest which is an opportunity we are hoping to continue offering to future learners. For more information click here.


180 Keywork 

Rachael Stephens is the keyworker in the West of Cornwall, for young people aged 16 – 19 who are currently NEET.  We will meet, on a 1:1 basis, with any young person who is interested in engaging with one of the 180 providers. We can help them to identify appropriate provision and set realistic goals for progression.  We will act as a key worker for each individual, liaising with the 180 providers and other organisations to place them on appropriate programmes.  Throughout their provision, we will remain in contact to support any transitions or overcome barriers as well as tracking outcomes and achievement.


Provision currently available includes:

  • 2nd Chance
  • BF Adventure
  • Cornwall Adult Education Service
  • Circo Kernow
  • DMT
  • Digital Peninsula Network
  • Dynamo Healthcare
  • Education & Training Skills
  • Newquay Community Orchard
  • Newquay for Excellence Training
  • Pentreath
  • Penwith Community Development Trust (PCDT)
  • Stay at Home/CHAOS


If you would like to make a referral please contact 01326 340 912 and ask for Rachael or alternatively please email


If you are based in East Cornwall and interested in the project, please contact Jonathan Mutton at Pentreath as he is the Keyworker for that area.


180 provision at BF Adventure 

BF Adventure offers flexible programmes for young people who are 16 – 19 and not in education, employment or training.  The provision is predominantly group based although we do offer 1:1 and outreach provision according to need. The course focuses on teamwork, communication, confidence building and tailored support for progression options to include apprenticeship search, CV writing, interview techniques and college options/applications.  BF Adventure also provide accreditation opportunities including AQA Unit Award Scheme, First Aid certificate and other NGB qualifications such as NICAS and BCU star awards.



BF Adventure are pleased to be able to offer flexible funding for young people aged 16 – 25 who are in need of additional support.  This is also focused on group work – developing skills, identifying goals and supported action planning to make positive changes and move towards progression.


Duchy Health Trust 

We have just been awarded funding to work with young people to promote health and wellbeing.  This will focus on improving mental health through positive activity and relating to the natural environment.  The course will include wrap around support with a keyworker.  This course is not currently running but for more information please call 01326 340 912