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  1. Newborn Hearing Screenings

    The newborn hearing screening test helps to identify babies who have permanent hearing loss as early as possible. This means parents can get the support and advice they need right from the start. One to two babies in every 1,000 are born with permanent hearing…
  2. NVQs/VQs

    National Vocational Qualifications/Vocational Qualifications are job-related qualifications that show you can do a specific job If most of your GCSE grades are graded 3-1, you may start on a VRQ (vocationally recognised qualification), which is a level 1 qualification, before moving on to a level…
  3. NVQs/VQs - Level 4 and above

    National Vocational Qualifications/Vocational Qualifications (NVQs/VQs) are practical qualifications that show you can do a specific job They are: usually taken by people in work offered in, for example: social care, retail, motor vehicle work, electrical installation, business administration, hairdressing, leisure and recreation, construction, engineering and…
  4. Online applications

    How to apply online Online applications must be sent back electronically through an online application form, usually on a company or employment agency website. Alternatively, you may be asked to send a CV as an email attachment. The email should be written in the style…
  5. Other help

    Prince's Trust Development Awards These Prince's Trust awards can help some young people for example, if you need help getting into work, education or training. You may be able to get a non-repayable award or money to help with things like the cost of tools or…
  6. Other qualifications at Level 3

    Other qualifications offered at level 3 support applications to or offer alternative routes to higher education Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) EPQ is aimed at 16 to 19 year olds who want to go to university. It is designed to show independent working and an ability…
  7. Other ways to get a Short Break

    Children and young people assessed as eligible for targeted short breaks can also use other services of their choosing by taking short breaks allocation as a cash payment. This option may also be useful for children who go to school in other boroughs and have…
  8. Our priorities for 2020-2022

    Priorities for the Islington Youth Council (IYC) over the next two years are: Keeping safe: We will work with council leaders and council officers to review Islington’s Youth Safety Plan, 'Working Together for a Safer Islington' and support the development and implementation of a new…
  9. Our Vision for Children with SEND

    Our vision is that every child and young person with SEND in Islington to have the opportunity to: Be happy, healthy, safe and confident about their future Become successful, resilient adults who achieve their aspirations in all aspects of their lives  Live fulfilling lives in…
  10. Overnight Short Breaks

    Overnight Short Breaks assist families who care for disabled children to continue to do so, or to do so more effectively, by giving them breaks from caring, They are part of the council’s Short Break offer for disabled children and their families.
  11. Paid carers and Personal Assistants

    Arranging a carer to help you in your own home gives you the flexibility to arrange care when you need it and how you want it. Carers and personal assistants can help with personal care, preparing meals, cleaning, laundry, shopping, helping you go out and…
  12. Parent Carers Assessment

    Parent carers of disabled children under 18 years now have a stand alone right to assessments and services under the Children and Families Act 2014. This is called a parent carers needs assessment. This assessment can be combined with one for a disabled child and…
  13. Part-time jobs at age 13-16

    You can have a part-time paid or unpaid job as long as the type of work you do is suitable for a young person ... ... will not interfere with your education and will not harm you. Your employer has to apply and receive a work permit for…
  14. Part-time Students

    There is financial help for part-time students Part-time students are entitled to a loan to pay their tuition fees providing they are studying for 25% of their time depending on the 'course intensity'. ‘Course intensity’ measures how much of your course you complete each year compared to…
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