Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DYW – Interesting Practice: Kibble Education and Care Centre

What is this?

Kibble Education and Care Centre is Scotland’s national specialist provider of child and youth care services.  In addition to delivering a wide range of uniquely integrated services for young people aged five plus, Kibble is a leading social enterprise, recently awarded Investors in Young People Gold Accreditation. The centre is committed to equip disadvantaged young people with the skills and experience to pursue a fulfilling career and a brighter future.

This exemplar is part of the ‘Developing the Young Workforce – Interesting Practice’ series which aims to provide ideas,  inspiration and connections around the implementation of DYW.

Who is this for?

​This exemplar will be useful for practitioners involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Developing the Young Workforce agenda.

It supports professional reflections around the Career Education and Work Placements Standards as well as School / Employer Partnerships.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice

This ‘interesting practice’ exemplar aims to inspire reflective thinking by practitioners engaged in career education and the provision of work placements, particularly those learners with additional needs. It focuses on alternative curriculum planning for learners who require significant support in order to reach a sustained and positive destination or career pathway. This exemplar outlines the support provided by the Kibble Education and Care Centre to offer learners targeted experiences of the world of work, the opportunity to enhance skills for learning, life and work and gain additional qualifications. The videos provide an overview summary of the project including planning, core components, outcomes and next steps.

You are invited to use this exemplar to reflect on the following questions:

  • How effectively do you plan for progression pathways and outcomes of learners?
  • In what ways do you ensure that you meet the needs of all individuals in the senior phase?
  • In what ways does the curriculum provision and timetabling in your establishment incorporate career education for all learners?
  • To what extend are partners involved in delivering meaningful, work related experiences for learners, the delivery of skills and qualifications as well as prospective career opportunities?

For further consideration please refer to the key DYW related resources released by Education Scotland so far.

What was done?

Kibble Education and Care Centre offers a wider range of support for learners with additional support needs such as KibbleWorks, their collective of youth training and employment enterprises, and the BIG YES Programme, an initiative that offers young people (16-29) the opportunity to embark on a six month training and employment placement.

Why?

Kibble Education and Care Centre offers a number of youth training and employment enterprises that provides responsive and tailored employability support for young people (16+) in order to overcome barriers to employment.

What was the impact?

The centre provides a highly effective intervention scheme that supports a large number of young people into positive sustained destinations. Access the summary sheet and video clips below to find out more about the positive impact of the programme by education staff, employers and learners.

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Word File: Skills summary - Kibble Education and Care Centre (275 KB)