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Flying Start for National Training

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009

A new national programme for leadership and management in services for young people has tripled its enrolment target - with 3,000 signing up in just 10 weeks.

The training is part of a three year programme commissioned by the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) on behalf of the Children’s Workforce Network. FPM Training will be offering training for 450 service leaders and 5,000 frontline managers across all local authorities in England, most national voluntary youth organisations and independent providers. 

The programme is for two groups:
• Current heads of Integrated Youth Support Services in local authorities, and their voluntary and independent sector counterparts. They learn in pairs to reflect their local circumstance and needs.
• Frontline managers from a local authority area or adjacent authorities who are trained in groups of 20. 

Keith Brumfitt, Director of Strategy at CWDC, said: “We are delighted with the popularity and high take up on this leadership programme. We look forward to receiving feedback from the applicants on how the training helps them to develop their own practice.”

Kevin Ford, Chief Executive of FPM Training, said: “The training programme has got off to a flying start, supported by the vast experience of our consortium partners. This demonstrates the appetite across the youth workforce to meet the challenges of Aiming High, the government’s youth strategy. “It represents a major investment in youth workforce reform to develop leadership skills and manage frontline staff for more connected services.” 

Programme details can be found here

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