COMPASS is a new programme proving pathways into skills training and employment for 15-24 year olds with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or social emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).

By registering with the COMPASS programme, young people will be able to access work taster sessions, employability skills and accredited and non-accredited training, such as CN4C’s Level 2 Functional Skills which provides development in English and Maths as well as essential transferable skills such as communication, team-working, presentation and problem-solving.

Young people will also get to meet employers and find out about the labour market and growing job sectors in Cornwall. It is not just employability skills on offer, but entrepreneurship too. Those accessing the course and interested in their own business can get specific support and signposting to take the first steps towards setting-up their own business.


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COMPASS is a wide-reaching partnership project, led by Cornwall Council, with the aim of supporting 1,800 young people throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to find their direction into education, employment and training.

COMPASS partners are Cornwall Council, CSW Group Ltd, Carefree, CHAOS Group Cornwall CIC, Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change, Cornwall Training Ltd, Cornwall Education Business Partnership, Groundwork South, Motiv-8 SW Ltd, Real Ideas Organisation CIC, Urban Biodiversity, V Learning Net, Whitehead Ross.

The programme is funded by the European Social Fund.