we know stepping foot inside a new place makes all the difference, so we've got the next best thing-
our virtual open day!
Our virtual open days will take place monthly. On the first Wednesday of the month you can find out about our further education programmes in Bognor. On the third Wednesday, it's Worthing!
Starting at a new college is nerve-wracking! It's helpful to visit the place where you might want to take up a programme of learning and meet the people who will teach you. With the current situation we have created a way for you to do just that safely.
Our open day is for young people who are interested in studying with us on one of our programmes. It is also for parents/guardians and any professionals working with young people who want to find out more about us.
By joining our virtual open day on Google Meets, you will get a glimpse of the centre, meet the team, hear about our programmes - all through watching a video, and then you'll be able to ask any questions you have using the chat function. We appreciate you may not wish to interact or be visible and that's why we have made it a presentation and would be grateful for any questions you have to be sent in advance.
BOGNOR site - first Wednesday of every month, 1pm-1:30pm
WORTHING site - third Wednesday of every month, 1pm-1:30pm
why study at asphaleia?
asphaleia training has a COVID-19 secure centre in the heart of Worthing and is also based in The Phoenix Centre in Bognor. We provide further education to 16-18 year-olds through employability programmes. We take new students all through the year and support young people who have barriers to learning. Here's five reasons why we may be a great option for you or the young person you know:
1. Smaller groups
Our decision to have smaller classes isn’t only COVID-19 related but has always been our preference for young people who study with us. Not only do young people often ask us about class size in initial meetings, we feel that we can provide top quality education if everyone in the group has a chance to have their voice heard.
2. We help young people to achieve
Regardless of a young person's previous history in education, we work tirelessly to ensure that young people achieve. During lockdown, many of our students achieved through calculated grades proving that their hard work and the quality of their work was more than enough to gain qualifications.
3. It’s about you
Our core employability programme is all about the young person. We tailor career plans and review these throughout the academic year, welcoming changes or complete u-turns as part of the process of preparing for life and work. Employability will challenge young people to learn skills and gain knowledge all about preparing for the workplace. We believe that students have the power to choose where they would like to take those skills and we will support them every step of the way.
4. Extra support on offer
Through tutorials, bursaries, mental health support and more, asphaleia offers extra support to students throughout the learning journey. We understand that this year in particular may mean that these extras are needed more than ever, and we are fully prepared to deliver them. Young people may also choose to start their asphaleia journey on our pre-engagement programme, Make Trax, in order to give them grounding and an introduction to education.
5. Build your soft skills with asphaleia
Preparing for the world of work isn’t just about qualifications. Part of the gaining experience for life and work is all about soft skills, like confidence, communication, teamwork, independence, and much more. It is a unique part of our programmes here to help young people to build these skills and qualities alongside formal achievement.
how do I attend?
Please complete the form below and we will email you joining details. We will not use your information to contact you about anything other than the open day, nor will your details be shared with a third party. If you decide not to attend on the day, we won't chase you! Keep an eye on our social media accounts to get reminders of when the next open day is coming up.
We hope to meet you soon!