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AQA programme: Availability for young carers

During the coronavirus outbreak, Swindon Carers Centre is extending its AQA programme to make this available to all registered young and young adult carers.

The programme, allowing carers to gain a professional qualification (contributing to their further education) has been running for over a year and has already been a success for children and young adults in local primary schools and colleges.

You can pick something that fits your passions and interests, as there are many different units to choose from. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • There is no age limit and no limit on the number of units taken.
  • While schools remain closed, due to lockdown measures, children and young people can receive formal accreditation and recognition for their achievements at home.
  • All units can be customised to suit the individual
  • Studying for an AQA unit can help to keep children engaged, raising their self-esteem when they receive a certificate for their work.
  • All units can be a stepping stone to other awards and qualifications
  • Many students in further education have submitted their AQA certificates to UCAS when applying to university, to evidence their extra-curricular achievement.

All students will be registered for free with the AQA by Swindon Carers Centre. For more information get in touch with Schools Development Manager Ann Giles: E-mail ann.giles@swindoncarers.org.uk or call 07796 479272