BUILD: workshop training

Oarsome Chance have two fully equipped carpentry workshops, and provide pre-and post-16 vocational education and training.

Oarsome Chance are an Open Awards accredited centre delivering vocational, education and training units. Via this alternative education provision our learners, can achieve an Entry Level 3, or Level 1 Award, Certificate, or Diploma. For many young people who may not attain GCSE Level 2 success, this is an immensely valuable achievement leading to re-engagement with mainstream education and greatly enhancing their route to employment.

By linking this vocational study to an engaging sporting activity, which uses the student built projects, the programmes offer unique education engagement and illustrate the real-world benefits of learning, application and acquiring skills.

BUILD: social enterprise

Canvas Works, is a new Oarsome Chance social enterprise programme where used sails donated by local sailing groups. are ‘upcycled’ into fashion/ home accessories

Students are trained in design and construction skills using a fully equipped studio. The young people participating not only gain hard skills (sewing, design for purpose, idea development) but also learn valuable business insight as the enterprise grows.

Social enterprise is close to the heart of Oarsome Chance's mission and the team will be exploring other social enterprise opportunities as the programme develops. We are always keen to extend links to potential bsiness partners and supporters as the the programme grows.