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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…

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…

Online applications

There are some differences between jobs and apprenticeships advertised online and those that use a paper-based application system. 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…

Other help

The Prince's Trust Development Awards These 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…

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…

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…

Our priorities for 2018-20

These are the priorities for the Islington Youth Council (IYC) over the next two years As youth councillors, we will listen to the views of all young people. That includes young people who go to school out of borough, those who don’t feel their voices have been…

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…

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.

Owning a home

There are several ways to own a home; Shared ownership Housing for Long-term Disabilities (HOLD) Buy a home outright

PA Finder - Islington Adult Social Services

Looking for a job? Or looking to employ someone to help you with everyday tasks such as getting washed and dressed, preparing meals, doing housework etc? Islington Social Services have set up a register so that people looking for care jobs and people looking to…

Paid carers and Personal Assistants

This web page tells you about ways to arrange, pay for and manage your own carer or personal assistant to provide care support in your own home.Paid Carers and Personal Assistants (PAs)Arranging a carer to help you in your own home gives you the flexibility…

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…

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 you from the…

Part-time Students

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 an equivalent full-time course.…

Pay rates and payslips

National Minimum Wage of £4.35 if you are aged 16 or 17 and in a job or £3.90 if you are an apprentice. The rates will be reviewed in April 2020. Does your employer give you a payslip? Check out the information you should receive.…

Pay, the National Minimum Wage, tax and national insurance

Employers must pay you at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW) if you have reached the official school leaving date. The rates are updated every April. In 2019 they are: Apprentices under 19 - £3.90 an hour Age 16-17 - £4.35 an hour Age 18-20 - £6.15 an…

Paying for childcare

The Family Information Service (FIS) provides information and advice about paying for childcare. You can phone the FIS on 020 7527 5959, email fis@islington.gov.uk or see below for further information. Childcare Choices, provides a helpful summary of paying for childcare options, including Tax-Free Childcare and 30…

Payslips

Most employees have a right to receive a payslip or pay statement at, or before the time of payment. Your payslip will include: the name of the company you work for your name your pay reference number payment date – when the money will be…